D'Orazio throws for seven TDs as Soul edge StormMar 29, 2008 - 10:20 PM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Matt D'Orazio threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Philadelphia Soul to a 59-51 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday.
D'Orazio completed 25-of-35 passes for 296 yards. After Tampa Bay pulled within 52-51 with 3:12 to play, D'Orazio threw his final TD pass, a 3-yarder to Chris Jackson with 38 seconds left to clinch the win.
Larry Brackins had 10 receptions for 139 yards and three touchdowns and Jackson added eight for 76 and three scores for Philadelphia (5-0).
Brett Dietz was 31-of-46 for 400 yards and six touchdowns for the Storm (2-2).
TAMPA BAY 51
PHILADELPHIA 59 FINAL
Storm 51, Soul 59 FinalMar 29 4:48 PM
TAMPA BAY 37
PHILADELPHIA 39 END, 3RD QTR
Storm 37, Soul 39 End of 3rdMar 29 4:10 PM
TAMPA BAY 23
PHILADELPHIA 25 HALFTIME
Storm 23, Soul 25 HalfMar 29 3:23 PM
TAMPA BAY 14
PHILADELPHIA 13 END, 1ST QTR
Storm 14, Soul 13 End of 1stMar 29 2:37 PM
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