52 - 49 Final
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Lewis' 35-yard FG carries Destroyers past Blaze

Mar 22, 2008 - 6:29 AM SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Kicker Mark Lewis hit the game-winning 35-yard field goal to lift the Columbus Destroyers to a 52-49 victory over the Utah Blaze on Friday.

Huey Whitaker's 4-yard touchdown run put Utah (0-3) ahead, 49-42 with 8:19 remaining in the fourth quarter. However, Matt Nagy tied the game with his 17-yard TD pass to Rasheed Marshall at the 3:36 mark.

After stopping Utah on a 4th-and-3 attempt, Harold Wells gained five yards on two carries to help set up Lewis' late-game heroics.

Nagy went 17-of-29 for 188 yards with three touchdowns and Wells found the end zone twice for the Destroyers, who scored 18 points in the fourth to complete the come-from-behind victory.

Joe Germaine finished 28-of-47 for 298 yards with six TDs and Whitaker caught 12 passes for 131 yards and three scores for the Blaze, who held a 35-20 advantage at intermission.