The Sioux Falls Storm (3-0) take on the Cedar Rapids Titans (2-1) Sunday at 2:05pm at the Storm Shelter.
The Storm are coming off a 75-42 road win over the Reading Express last Saturday. Chris Dixon had another impressive performance with four passing touchdowns and three rushing, adding to his season totals of 16 and seven, respectively. Dixon currently leads the league with a 153.8 season quarterback rating and is yet to throw an interception in the 2012 campaign. Andre Crenshaw added three rushing touchdowns in the win last week.
The offensive line, comprised of Myniya Smith, Charlie Sanders and Gerald Davis has yet to give up a sack this season.
On the defensive side of the ball, DeJuan Fulghum leads the team with 22 tackles (19 solo) and two sacks through three games. Justin Welch and Curtis Thomas each have two interceptions on the campaign.
Cedar Rapids is in its first season as a franchise, and won its season opener against Lehigh Valley and last week defeated Chicago Slaughter 52-40. The Titans are led by former Green Bay Blizzard quarterback Willie Copeland, and Travis Rhone at the running back position.
Sunday’s game is the 2012 Dakotaland Autoglass Military Appreciation Day and will feature a Dakota Sports Patriotic Jersey silent auction in the Sioux Falls Arena lobby. A special thanks to all our service men and women stationed at home and overseas.
The Cedar Rapids Titans (2-1) will travel to Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Sunday, April 1 at 2:05 CT to take on the defending IFL Champion, the Sioux Falls Storm (3-0).
The Cedar Rapids Titans defeated the Chicago Slaughter 52-40 in Week 5 but will face their toughest challenge yet in the Sioux Fall Storm.
In the game vs. the Slaughter the Titans ran for a franchise-record five rushing touchdowns. Headed by RB Travis Rhone, who had two rushing touchdowns, the Titans ran for 59 yards and despite allowing twice as many yards to the Slaughter the Titans’ red zone defense came up strong. But the victory came with a price.
Titans LB and former Storm player Brian McIntire will miss the rest of the season due to injury. In his place LB George Carpenter and DB Elijah Fields will split time at the linebacker position. Carpenter spent the past two seasons with the La Crosse Spartans. The Titans’ fourth ranked defense will be very busy against the explosive Storm offense.
The Storm, headed by QB Chris Dixon, is fresh off a 75-42 victory over the Reading Express continuing their hot start to the 2012 season. In that game QB Chris Dixon continued to show why he a strong candidate for a second consecutive IFL MVP award, as he accounted for seven total touchdowns. He threw for four touchdowns and ran for another three, on his way to a 106 rushing yards on the day.
The Storm come into the game with the number one ranked offense in the IFL averaging 76.3 points a game, while the Titans bring their fourth-ranked defense in giving up just 39 points per game.
There are several Titans players that will return to the Sioux Falls Arena this week after playing for Storm in 2011. Titans DB Jovan Jackson snagged 8 interceptions and was second in tackles for the Storm last season while T.J Williams also caught two interceptions for the Storm. Also this game against the Storm will be Titan QB Willie Copeland’s first game against the team that knocked him out of the IFL playoffs in 2011 as the QB for the Green Bay Blizzard.
Sunday's game is Miltiary Appreciation Day.