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Week 1: Indiana 66 at Detroit 57
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Indiana Firebirds Indiana Firebirds 1323131766
Detroit Fury Detroit Fury 141702657
Date: Sunday February 2, 2003, Game Time: 3:00 pm ET
Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills
Attendance: 10,417
MVP: Ray Philyaw (Ind)
Ironman of the Game: Leroy Thompson (Ind)
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
12:23Indiana FirebirdsTDThompson 4 yd run (Rush kick failed)Indiana Firebirds 6-0
09:45Detroit FuryTDGrovesteen 18 yd pass from Kelly (Latourette kick)Detroit Fury 7-6
07:22Indiana FirebirdsTDYoung 1 yd run (Rush kick)Indiana Firebirds 13-7
03:01Detroit FuryTDSanford 6 yd pass from Kelly (Latourette kick)Detroit Fury 14-13
2nd Quarter
14:08Indiana FirebirdsTDBlackwell 9 yd pass from Philyaw (Rush kick)Indiana Firebirds 20-14
11:52Detroit FuryTDGrovesteen 11 yd pass from Kelly (Latourette kick failed)Tied 20-20
06:48Indiana FirebirdsFGRush 33 yd field goalIndiana Firebirds 23-20
01:36Indiana FirebirdsTDBrown 13 yd pass from Philyaw (Rush kick failed)Indiana Firebirds 29-20
00:27Detroit FuryTDKaiser 5 yd run (Kelly pass to Sanford)Indiana Firebirds 29-28
00:08Indiana FirebirdsTDBech 21 yd pass from Philyaw (Rush kick)Indiana Firebirds 36-28
00:00Detroit FuryFGLatourette 44 yd field goalIndiana Firebirds 36-31
3rd Quarter
07:40Indiana FirebirdsTDPhilyaw 3 yd run (Rush kick)Indiana Firebirds 43-31
02:15Indiana FirebirdsTDBrown 10 yd pass from Philyaw (Rush kick failed)Indiana Firebirds 49-31
4th Quarter
12:32Indiana FirebirdsTDThompson 3 yd run (Rush kick)Indiana Firebirds 56-31
11:31Detroit FuryTDCarpenter Jr 55 yd kickoff return (Kelly pass failed)Indiana Firebirds 56-37
05:42Detroit FuryTDSanford 21 yd pass from Kelly (Kelly pass to Lord)Indiana Firebirds 56-45
04:09Indiana FirebirdsTDBrown 45 yd kickoff return (Rush kick)Indiana Firebirds 63-45
01:14Detroit FuryTDKaiser 4 yd pass from Kelly (Kelly pass failed)Indiana Firebirds 63-51
00:44Indiana FirebirdsFGRush 24 yd field goalIndiana Firebirds 66-51
00:03Detroit FuryTDGrovesteen 6 yd pass from Kelly (Kelly pass failed)Indiana Firebirds 66-57
Note: scores in red indicate lead of more than one possession.
Team Statistics
  IndianaDetroit
First Downs2218
Rushing Yards365
Passing Yards220224
Fumbles/Lost1/01/0
Fumble Return Yards00
Penalties/Yards5/245/36
Time of Possession31:3428:26
3rd Down Conv.4/61/7
4th Down Conv.0/02/4
Individual Statistics
Indiana Passing
 CompAttYdsTDInt
Ray Philyaw182922040
Detroit Passing
 CompAttYdsTDInt
Andy Kelly274322461
Indiana Receiving
 RecYdsTD
Eddie Brown101342
Brett Bech4441
Terrance Blackwell3371
Donnie Caldwell150
Detroit Receiving
 RecYdsTD
Ty Grovesteen9833
Sulecio Sanford8712
Jason Kaiser4181
Junior Lord4420
Bunkie Perkins2100
Indiana Rushing
 RushYdsTD
Leroy Thompson6302
Ray Philyaw251
Rich Young111
Detroit Rushing
 RushYdsTD
Jason Kaiser171
Rupert Grant1-20
Indiana Kicking
 1pt3pt2pt4pt
Clay Rush6/92/30/00/0
Detroit Kicking
 1pt3pt2pt4pt
Todd Latourette2/31/30/00/0
Indiana Returns
 KORetMFGRet
Evan Hlavacek2/39/01/37/0
Eddie Brown2/48/10/0/0
Terrance Blackwell1/53/00/0/0
Detroit Returns
 KORetMFGRet
Ron Carpenter Jr10/294/10/0/0
Indiana Defense
 T/APDSacksF/R
Evan Hlavacek5/120.0/00/0
Greg Williams4/600.0/00/0
Shawn Foreman3/200.0/00/0
Donnie Caldwell3/000.0/00/0
Ricky Hall2/200.0/00/0
Chris Snyder1/100.0/00/0
Rich Young1/100.0/00/0
Jay Jones0/200.0/00/0
Hugh Hunter0/100.0/00/0
Kyle Moore-Brown0/100.0/00/0
Brett Bech0/101.0/161/0
Detroit Defense
 T/APDSacksF/R
Ron Carpenter Jr9/210.0/00/0
Mario Kelso3/100.0/00/0
Ty Grovesteen2/200.0/00/0
Kelly Snell2/000.0/00/0
Curtis Eason2/000.0/00/0
Matt Keneley2/001.0/71/0
Jason Kaiser1/000.0/00/0
Todd Latourette1/000.0/00/0
Angel Rubio0/100.0/00/0
Indiana Interceptions
 IntsYdsTD
Detroit Interceptions
 IntsYdsTD