Dutton helps Crush edge DestroyersMar 3, 2008 - 1:48 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- John Dutton tossed six touchdown passes as the Colorado Crush opened their season with a 50-47 triumph over the Columbus Destroyers on Sunday.
Dutton completed 25-of-38 passes for 259 yards.
Ben Nelson had nine catches for 98 yards and three touchdowns and Willie Quinnie added nine receptions for 85 yards and three scores for the Crush (1-0), who held a 24-21 edge at halftime.
Matt Nagy passed for 225 yards and four touchdowns - three to Derek Lee - for the Destroyers, who are the defending National Conference champions.
COLORADO 50 FINAL
Destroyers 47, Crush 50 FinalMar 2 7:39 PM
COLORADO 37 END, 3RD QTR
Destroyers 40, Crush 37 End of 3rdMar 2 6:34 PM
COLORADO 24 HALFTIME
Destroyers 21, Crush 24 HalfMar 2 5:49 PM
COLORADO 14 END, 1ST QTR
Destroyers 14, Crush 14 End of 1stMar 2 5:35 PM
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