D'Orazio, Jackson lift Soul past DesperadosJun 8, 2008 - 5:24 AM DALLAS (Ticker) -- Matt D'Orazio tossed five touchdown passes - including the final one to Chris Jackson from nine yards out with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter - to rally the Philadelphia Soul to a 71-64 victory over the Dallas Desperados on Saturday.
D'Orazio, who came on in relief of Tony Graziani, completed 19-of-23 passes for 183 yards for the Soul (11-3). Graziani completed 8-of-12 passes for 121 yards and three scores.
Jackson led all receivers with 10 catches and 128 yards.and six scores for Philadelphia.
Clint Dolezel tossed four touchdown passes for the Desperados (11-3).
DALLAS 64 FINAL
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DALLAS 50 END, 3RD QTR
Soul 56, Vigilantes 50 End of 3rdJun 7 10:06 PM
DALLAS 36 HALFTIME
Soul 42, Vigilantes 36 HalfJun 7 9:25 PM
DALLAS 21 END, 1ST QTR
Soul 21, Vigilantes 21 End of 1stJun 7 8:39 PM
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