Rush
Rampage
75 - 54 Final
  for this game

Rush rally, run away from Rampage

Apr 22, 2007 - 5:40 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Trailing in the second half, the Chicago Rush looked to record-setting receiver Bobby Sippio to help lead them home.

Matt D'Orazio completed 19-of-31 passes for 327 yards, six touchdowns and one interception as the Rush rallied to post a 75-54 victory over the Grand Rapids Rampage.

Sippio caught 12 passes for a team-record 252 yards and five TDs for Chicago (6-1), which has won six straight and is off to its best start ever.

In the third quarter, after running back Chris Ryan scored from two yards out with 5:49 left to put Grand Rapids up, 47-34, D'Orazio looked for his favorite target to lead the comeback.

After catching a 42-yard score with 4:04 left in the third period to cut the Rush's deficit to 47-41, Sippio caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from D'Orazio to knot the game at 47-47 with just over two minutes left in the quarter.

Rob Mager rushed for a two-yard touchdown just seven seconds into the final period to put the Rush up 54-47 before Sippio hauled in 45-yard TD reception to give Chicago a 61-47 lead with 8:31 left.

It was the fifth score for Sippio, who now has scored 32 touchdowns in seven games - just three shy of his career best for touchdowns in a season set last year.

Mager added another two-yard scoring burst with 1:33 left to increase the lead to 68-47. After Ronney Daniels caught a three-yard touchdown from Chad Salisbury to cut Grand Rapids' deficit to 68-54 with 23 seconds left, Chicago linebacker DeJaun Alfonzo intercepted his second pass of the game, returning it 14 yards for the final tally.

Salisbury went 23-of-39 for 241 yards and four touchdowns, but was picked off three times for the Rampage (2-4).








  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 75
    GRAND RAPIDS 54 FINAL

    Apr 21 9:56 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 75
    GRAND RAPIDS 54 0:11 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 9:50 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 68
    GRAND RAPIDS 54 0:23 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 9:47 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 68
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 1:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 9:41 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 61
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 7:46 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 9:25 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 54
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 12:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 9:15 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 47
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 END, 3RD QTR

    Apr 21 9:15 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 47
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 1:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 9:03 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 41
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 3:23 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 8:59 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 34
    GRAND RAPIDS 47 5:21 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 8:54 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 34
    GRAND RAPIDS 40 8:28 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 8:48 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 27
    GRAND RAPIDS 33 HALFTIME

    Apr 21 8:23 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 27
    GRAND RAPIDS 33 0:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 8:13 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 27
    GRAND RAPIDS 26 0:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 8:07 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 21
    GRAND RAPIDS 26 2:32 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 8:01 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 21
    GRAND RAPIDS 19 6:24 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:55 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 14
    GRAND RAPIDS 19 12:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:45 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 7
    GRAND RAPIDS 19 END, 1ST QTR

    Apr 21 7:45 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 7
    GRAND RAPIDS 19 0:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:37 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 7
    GRAND RAPIDS 12 3:11 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:31 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 0
    GRAND RAPIDS 12 6:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:24 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 0
    GRAND RAPIDS 9 11:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:17 PM


  • ARENA
    CHICAGO 0
    GRAND RAPIDS 7 12:44 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rush vs. RampageApr 21 7:11 PM