Rush
Kats
66 - 54 Final
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D'Orazio lifts Rush over Kats

Apr 8, 2007 - 4:12 AM NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Matt D'Orazio had eight total touchdowns to lead the Chicago Rush to their fifth straight victory with a 66-54 Central Division triumph over the Nashville Kats.

D'Orazio overcame five sacks and two interceptions by completing 17-of-23 passes for 179 yards and six touchdowns. The four-year veteran also rushed for 17 yards and two scores.

The Rush (5-1) received another big contribution from Bobby Sippio, who had seven receptions for 120 yards and six touchdowns. Sippio has 19 catches for 344 yards and 11 scores in their last two games.

Chicago opened up a two-game lead in the division standings.

Jeff Smoker passed for 298 yards and six touchdowns but was picked off three times for the Kats (2-4), who fell into last place in the division. Smoker also rushed for a touchdown.

Kenny Higgans caught nine passes for 140 yards and three scores for Nashville, which went 0-for-4 on third down.








  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 66
    NASHVILLE 54 FINAL

    Apr 7 10:55 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 66
    NASHVILLE 54 FINAL

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 10:55 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 66
    NASHVILLE 48 1:14 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 10:44 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 59
    NASHVILLE 48 3:04 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 10:36 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 52
    NASHVILLE 42 7:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 10:26 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 52
    NASHVILLE 34 11:14 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 10:16 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 45
    NASHVILLE 28 END, 3RD QTR

    Apr 7 10:05 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 45
    NASHVILLE 28 END, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 10:05 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 45
    NASHVILLE 21 4:57 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 9:52 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 38
    NASHVILLE 21 9:38 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 9:41 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 31
    NASHVILLE 21 HALFTIME

    Apr 7 9:18 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 31
    NASHVILLE 21 HALFTIME

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 9:18 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 28
    NASHVILLE 21 8:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:51 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 28
    NASHVILLE 14 14:10 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:40 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 21
    NASHVILLE 14 END, 1ST QTR

    Apr 7 8:35 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 21
    NASHVILLE 14 2:31 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:29 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 14
    NASHVILLE 14 3:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:25 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 14
    NASHVILLE 7 6:27 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:19 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 7
    NASHVILLE 7 9:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:15 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 0
    NASHVILLE 7 11:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. KatsApr 7 8:10 PM