D'Orazio's late score keeps Soul undefeatedApr 13, 2008 - 6:03 AM
D'Orazio completed 27-of-46 for 327 yards and five scores and Larry Brackins hauled in eight catches for 86 yards and two TDs for Philadelphia (7-0).
Mark Grieb's 30-yard touchdown strike to Rodney Wright put the SaberCats (3-4) ahead 57-50 with 49 seconds left in the fourth, setting up D'Orazio's late-game heroics.
San Jose had one last shot to pull out the win, but kicker A.J. Haglund missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired following a two-point conversion by Philadelphia's Clifton Smith.
Grieb went 24-of-37 for 274 yards and six touchdowns with one interception and Wright finished with 12 catches for 110 yards and two scores for the SaberCats.
SAN JOSE 57 FINAL
Soul 58, SaberCats 57 FinalApr 13 1:13 AM
SAN JOSE 40 END, 3RD QTR
Soul 28, SaberCats 40 End of 3rdApr 13 12:22 AM
SAN JOSE 33 HALFTIME
Soul 14, SaberCats 33 HalfApr 12 11:41 PM
SAN JOSE 20 END, 1ST QTR
Soul 0, SaberCats 20 End of 1stApr 12 11:01 PM
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