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Graziani's record day leads Soul over Predators

Mar 2, 2008 - 4:22 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Tony Graziani tossed a franchise-record nine touchdown passes as the Philadelphia Soul posted a 77-56 victory over the Orlando Predators in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

Graziani completed 15-of-22 passes for 257 yards, throwing four of his touchdown passes to Chris Jackson and three to Larry Brackins, who led the Soul with six catches for 133 yards.

Shane Stafford completed 31-of-45 passes for 323 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Predators, who trailed by at least 20 points for the final 28 minutes of the contest.