MacPherson guides Rampage past RushJul 7, 2008 - 12:57 AM ROSEMONT, Illinois (Ticker) -- James MacPherson had seven touchdowns to help the sixth-seeded Grand Rapids Rampage upset the top-seeded Chicago Rush, 58-41, on Sunday to advance to the Arena Football League conference finals.
MacPherson completed 33-of-39 passes for 326 yards for the Rampage (8-10), who will travel to face the San Jose SaberCats in the American Conference Championship game on Saturday.
MacPherson sparked a 20-point fourth quarter with a 1-yard run to give Grand Rapids a 45-35 lead. The quarterback also connected on four first-half scoring strikes.
Russ Michna had five touchdown passes for Chicago (11-6).
Travis LaTendresse hauled in seven catches for 115 yards and three touchdowns while Rookie of the Year Donovan Morgan added six catches for 71 yards and two scores.
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 58
CHICAGO 41 FINAL
Rampage 58, Rush 41 FinalJul 6 5:42 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 38
CHICAGO 35 END, 3RD QTR
Rampage 38, Rush 35 End of 3rdJul 6 4:57 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 31
CHICAGO 21 HALFTIME
Rampage 31, Rush 21 HalfJul 6 4:11 PM
ARENA GRAND RAPIDS 14
CHICAGO 7 END, 1ST QTR
Rampage 14, Rush 7 End of 1stJul 6 3:28 PM
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