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Wild loses to Beef

  • Published Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 12:09 a.m.

The Omaha Beef scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to knock out the Wichita Wild 36-24 on Saturday in Omaha.

The Wild defense allowed its fewest points of the season, but the team fell to 0-5.

Darius Fudge scored the game's first touchdown, giving Wichita a 6-0 lead. Omaha responded with two TDs before Wild quarterback Brandon Walker ran in from 1 yard out to make it 13-12 at the end of the first quarter.

The Beef tacked on 13 points in the second quarter, but never pulled away.

A touchdown pass from Walker to Ernest Givens made it 26-18 midway through the third quarter. Walker's second TD run of the game pulled Wichita with two points with 10:20 left in the game, but the team didn't score again.

Fudge rushed for 52 yards, but the passing game sputtered again — Walker completed 14 of 27 passes for 91 yards and threw two interceptions.

Wichita Wild12 0 6 6 — 24 Omaha Beef13 13 0 10 — 36

First Quarter

W—Fudge 1 run (kick failed)

O—Rollins 1 run (kick blocked)

O—Simpson 37 pass from Fluellen (Gradoville kick)

W—Walker 5 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

O—Gradoville 31 FG

O—Avery 28 pass from Fluellen (Gradoville kick)

O—Gradoville 26 FG

Third Quarter

W—Givens 10 pass from Walker (pass failed)

Fourth Quarter

W—Walker 15 run (run failed)

O—Gradoville 39 FG

O—Avery 4 run (Gradoville kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing—Wichita, Fudge 17-52, Walker 8-44; Omaha, Fluellen 9-48, Rollins 11-41, Avery 2-4;

Passing—Wichita, Walker 14-27-2-91; Omaha, Fluellen 11-24-1-133, Avery 1-1-0-9.

Receiving—Wichita, Givens 5-45, Solomon 5-39, Sharp 2-3, Fudge 1-2, Murphy 1-2; Omaha, Avery 2-41, Simpson 2-40, Parks 3-27, Rollins 3-25, Burrell 2-9.

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