Ball So Hard University Prevails Over Men of Mayhem in the Season Opener of QFL Flag Football

Relatively unknown QB Shane Phillips took the snaps as an 11th hour signing onto the Ball So Hard University squad and shocked the league with a superb offensive performance both through the air and with his legs en route to a 28-14 victory over the Men of Mayhem this past Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park.

"This guy came out of nowhere" said Mike Gopie, team captain of Ball So Hard University, "We are real fortunate to have found a heck of an athlete in Shane. We got down early, but we never quit. We were able to build on our chemistry in the first half which translated to success in the second half."

Phillips finished the game with 10 of 24 passing for 181 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, to go along with 12 rushes for a stellar 177 yards and a touchdown, with 3 tackles and a pass deflection on defense.

The game seemed well in hand for the Men of Mayhem, when team captain Sean Chowdhury returned an interception the length of the field for a touchdown to put them up 14-0 late in the second half. However, with 4 seconds left to go in the first half, Phillips found WR Bobby Idowu in the corner of the end zone for a 12 yard touchdown and a sucessful two point conversion to close the gap to 14-8 at the half. This proved to be the momentum swinger in the game, as the Men of Mayhem would not find the end zone again. They found themselves within one score at 14-22, when another relatively unknown player, Max Ateba, first deflected a pass at the line of scrimmage and then intercepted it and took it to the house late in the second half to seal the deal for Ball So Hard University.

"You hate to lose that way to your division rival" said Chowdhury, captain of the Men of Mayhem, "We played well in the first half, but then came out flat in the second half and could not execute on offense. Fortunately, we will have to opportunity to play these guys again, and we will get the W the next time around."

Chowdhury finished the game with 3 rushes for 28 yards, a catch for 12 yards and a spectacular 100 yard interception return for a touchdown, to go along with 2 tackles on defense.

This game was the first of two divisional matchups for the QFL Northwest Division. The second matchup is scheduled to take place on the final week of the season.

Game Log: BOX SCORE | TEAM STATS | PLAYER STATS | SCORING SUMMARY | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

BOX SCORE

Team 1 2 Total
Men of Mayhem 14 0 14
Ball So Hard U 8 20 28

TEAM STATISTICS

MOM BSHU
First Downs 3 7
Rushing Yards 110 199
Passing Yards 87 181
Total Yards 197 372
TD-Int 2-1 4-1
2pt Made-Att 1-2 3-4
Fumbles 1 1
Tackles 19 15
Penalties-Yards 5-35 5-40

PLAYER STATISTICS

Men of Mayhem

Passing

Name Cmp Att % Yds Avg TD Int Rtg
Anthony Bohan 4 14 29 87 21.7 1 1 47.0


Rushing

Name Att Yds Avg TD Fum
Anthony Bohan 6 64 10.6 0 0
Sean Chowdhury 3 28 9.3 0 0
Odain Brown 1 11 11.0 0 0
Chris Gonzalez 2 7 3.5 0 0


Receiving

Name Rec Yds Avg TD
Odain Brown 2 62 31.0 1
Justin Chew 1 13 13.0 0
Sean Chowdhury 1 12 12.0 0


Defense

Name Tck Sck Dfl IntTD
Tom Shea 4 0 1 0 0
Justin Chew 5 0 1 0 0
Odain Brown 5 0 0 0 0
Anthony Bohan 2 0 0 0 0
Sean Chowdhury 2 0 0 1 1
Chris Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0
Keith Santiago 0 0 1 0 0


Kicking

None

Ball So Hard University

Passing

Name Cmp Att % Yds AvgTD Int Rtg
Shane Phillips 10 24 42 181 18.1 2 1 78.6


Rushing

Name Att Yds Avg TD Fum
Mike Gopie 1 9 9.0 0 0
Taurus Allen 3 13 4.3 0 1
Shane Phillips 12 177 15.0 1 0


Receiving

Name Rec Yds Avg TD
Bobby Idowu 5 66 13.2 2
Imran Perraie 1 8 8.0 0
Mike Gopie 2 56 28.0 0
Taurus Allen 2 51 25.5 0


Defense

Name Tck Sck Dfl IntTD
Imran Perraie 2 0 0 0 0
Bobby Idowu 3 0 0 0 0
Shane Phillips 3 0 1 0 0
Taurus Allen 4 0 0 0 0
Max Ateba 1 0 0 1 1
Michael Gopie 1 0 2 0 0
Rajesh Persaud 1 0 0 0 0


Kicking

None

SCORING SUMMARY

Half Play MOM BSHU
1 MOM pass by Anthony Bohan to Odain Brown for 47 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 6 0
1 BSHU pass by Shane Phililps INTERCEPTED by MOM Sean Chowdhury. at MOM 0 returned 100 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Anthony Bohan to Odain Brown is GOOD) 14 0
1 BSHU pass by Shane Phililps to Bobby Idowu for 12 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Shane Phillips to Michael Gopie is GOOD) 14 8
2 BSHU pass by Shane Phililps to Bobby Idowu for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Shane Phillips to Bobby Idowu is GOOD) 14 16
2 BSHU run by Shane Phililps for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Shane Phillips to Imran Perraie is no GOOD) 14 22
2 MOM pass by Anthony Bohan INTERCEPTED by BSHU Max Ateba at MOM 22 returned 22 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt by Shane Phillips to Imran Perraie is no GOOD) 14 28

 

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