MacPherson guides Rampage past RushJul 7, 2008 - 12:57 AM ROSEMONT, Illinois (Ticker) -- James MacPherson had seven touchdowns to help the sixth-seeded Grand Rapids Rampage upset the top-seeded Chicago Rush, 58-41, on Sunday to advance to the Arena Football League conference finals.
MacPherson completed 33-of-39 passes for 326 yards for the Rampage (8-10), who will travel to face the San Jose SaberCats in the American Conference Championship game on Saturday.
MacPherson sparked a 20-point fourth quarter with a 1-yard run to give Grand Rapids a 45-35 lead. The quarterback also connected on four first-half scoring strikes.
Russ Michna had five touchdown passes for Chicago (11-6).
Travis LaTendresse hauled in seven catches for 115 yards and three touchdowns while Rookie of the Year Donovan Morgan added six catches for 71 yards and two scores.
- GRAND RAPIDS: 58
Jul 6 5:42 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 58
CHICAGO 41 FINAL
Rampage 58, Rush 41 FinalJul 6 5:42 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 38
CHICAGO 35 END, 3RD QTR
Rampage 38, Rush 35 End of 3rdJul 6 4:57 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 31
CHICAGO 21 HALFTIME
Rampage 31, Rush 21 HalfJul 6 4:11 PM
- GRAND RAPIDS: 14
End of 1st
Jul 6 3:28 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 14
CHICAGO 7 END, 1ST QTR
Rampage 14, Rush 7 End of 1stJul 6 3:28 PM
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