Bonner leads Rush over SaberCatsMar 4, 2008 - 5:33 AM ROSEMONT, Illinois (Ticker) -- Sherdrick Bonner tossed six touchdown passes as the Chicago Rush cruised to a 70-47 victory over the San Jose SaberCats on Monday in the season opener for both teams.
Bonner, who spent the first 14 seasons of his AFL career with Arizona before coming to Chicago this offseason, passed for 261 yards.
Damian Harrell made five catches for 128 yards and two scores and Dan Alexander ran for a touchdown for the Rush (1-0), who forced five turnovers - all leading to scores. It was the most turnovers by the SaberCats since 1999.
San Jose quarterback Mark Grieb passed for 353 yards and five touchdowns but was intercepted three times. The SaberCats also fumbled the ball five times, losing it twice.
James Roe and Rodney Wright each hauled in 12 receptions and Cleannord Saintil had a career-high 10 catches for 129 yards for San Jose (0-1).
SAN JOSE 47
CHICAGO 70 FINAL
SaberCats 47, Rush 70 FinalMar 3 11:43 PM
SAN JOSE 34
CHICAGO 42 END, 3RD QTR
SaberCats 34, Rush 42 End of 3rdMar 3 10:58 PM
SAN JOSE 27
CHICAGO 28 HALFTIME
SaberCats 27, Rush 28 HalfMar 3 10:13 PM
SAN JOSE 14
CHICAGO 14 END, 1ST QTR
SaberCats 14, Rush 14 End of 1stMar 3 9:37 PM
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