Videtich's last-second kick helps Blaze edge RushMay 25, 2008 - 5:28 AM SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Joe Germaine threw five touchdown passes and Steve Videtich drilled the game-winning field goal with no time left as the Utah Blaze edged the Chicago Rush, 51-48, on Saturday.
Germaine completed 28-of-38 attempts for 233 yards for Utah (3-10), which has won three of four after dropping its first nine games of the season.
After Chicago quarterback Russ Michna threw a six-yard TD pass to Donovan Morgan with 43 seconds left to tie the game at 48-48, the Blaze used a four-play drive to put Videtich in position to boot an 18-yarder at the gun for Utah's third straight home win.
Michna went 17-of-30 for 206 yards, five touchdowns and an interception for the Rush (9-3), who suffered their first divisional and conference loss of the season.
- CHICAGO: 48
May 24 11:54 PM
UTAH 51 FINAL
Rush 48, Blaze 51 FinalMay 24 11:54 PM
UTAH 41 END, 3RD QTR
Rush 34, Blaze 41 End of 3rdMay 24 11:02 PM
UTAH 34 HALFTIME
Rush 24, Blaze 34 HalfMay 24 10:48 PM
- CHICAGO: 6
End of 1st
May 24 9:43 PM
UTAH 21 END, 1ST QTR
Rush 6, Blaze 21 End of 1stMay 24 9:43 PM
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