The tight standings in the Southern Division create many intense, close games. The Memphis-Shreveport game was no exception. A win for Memphis would put them at .500 and in a tie for second place with Birmingham and San Antonio. A Shreveport win would tie them with Memphis for fourth place. Shreveport kicker Bjorn Nittmo scored the only points of the first quarter on a 27 yard field goal. Memphis kicker Nick Mystrom tied the game and took the lead on consecutive field goals. His first came from 42 yards out and the second from 26 yards. Shreveport came back to take the lead before half time. Norman Bradford ran the ball in from the 11-yard line for the touchdown. Nittmo’s convert made the score 10 to 7 in favour of Shreveport at the half. Early in the third quarter, Martin Patton took the ball in from the 5-yard line to score another Shreveport TD. Nittmo again kicked the convert. A 44 yard attempted field goal by Nittmo split the uprights to extend the Shreveport lead to 14 points. Memphis began their come back when Stephen Bates blocked Robbie Keen’s punt into the end zone. LB Danton Barto jumped on the ball for the TD. Mystrom kicked the convert. In the fourth quarter Mystrom came through with three field goals to give Memphis the lead. His kicks came from 34, 47, and 37 yards out. Would a two point lead be enough for Memphis? On this day it was as Shreveport kicker Bjorn Nittmo had a chance to win the game on a 59 yard field goal attempt. With no time on the clock, the kick sailed wide only scoring the single. Memphis’ win creates a logjam in the Southern Division standings with three teams tied at 12 points.
|2:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||24.5°C||N (20°) at 17 km/h||59%||101.96 kPa|
|3:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||24.8°C||N (10°) at 18 km/h||56%||101.90 kPa|
|4:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||26.3°C||N (20°) at 21 km/h||51%||101.86 kPa|
|5:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||25.4°C||N (10°) at 19 km/h||55%||101.85 kPa|
|6:00 PM||Mostly Cloudy||25.0°C||N (30°) at 16 km/h||56%||101.83 kPa|
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