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Playoff game: Arizona 53 at Albany 50
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Arizona Rattlers Arizona Rattlers 221471053
Albany Firebirds Albany Firebirds 171831250
Date: Saturday August 5, 2000, Game Time: 12:00 am ET
Arena: Times Union Center
Attendance: 8,634
MVP: Sherdrick Bonner (ARI)
Ironman of the Game: Hunkie Cooper (ARI)
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
13:24Arizona RattlersTDOliver 17 yd pass from Bonner (Nittmo kick)Arizona Rattlers 7-0
10:14Albany FirebirdsFGGarner 54 yd field goalArizona Rattlers 7-3
08:27Arizona RattlersTDCooper 37 yd pass from Bonner (Nittmo pass to McMillen)Arizona Rattlers 15-3
04:14Albany FirebirdsTDJones 1 yd run (Garner kick)Arizona Rattlers 15-10
02:36Albany FirebirdsTDJackson 26 yd pass from Pawlawski (Garner kick)Albany Firebirds 17-15
00:20Arizona RattlersTDBryant 27 yd pass from Bonner (Nittmo kick)Arizona Rattlers 22-17
2nd Quarter
08:28Arizona RattlersTDBryant 20 yd pass from Bonner (Nittmo kick)Arizona Rattlers 29-17
03:55Albany FirebirdsTDJackson 16 yd pass from Pawlawski (Garner kick)Arizona Rattlers 29-24
00:19Albany FirebirdsTDJackson 31 yd pass from Pawlawski (Pawlawski pass to Benjamin)Albany Firebirds 32-29
00:01Arizona RattlersTDOliver 15 yd pass from Bonner (Nittmo kick)Arizona Rattlers 36-32
00:00Albany FirebirdsFGGarner 49 yd field goalArizona Rattlers 36-35
3rd Quarter
13:47Arizona RattlersTDCooper 13 yd pass from Bonner (Nittmo kick)Arizona Rattlers 43-35
07:37Albany FirebirdsFGGarner 34 yd field goalArizona Rattlers 43-38
4th Quarter
14:13Albany FirebirdsTDJones 7 yd pass from Pawlawski (Pawlawski pass failed)Albany Firebirds 44-43
09:53Arizona RattlersFGNittmo 51 yd field goalArizona Rattlers 46-44
06:08Albany FirebirdsTDHopkins 17 yd pass from Pawlawski (Pawlawski pass failed)Albany Firebirds 50-46
02:08Arizona RattlersTDCooper 31 yd pass from Funderburk (Nittmo kick)Arizona Rattlers 53-50
Note: scores in red indicate lead of more than one possession.
Team Statistics
First Downs1916
Rushing Yards2022
Passing Yards316266
Fumble Return Yards00
Time of Possession30:1129:49
3rd Down Conv.3/65/9
4th Down Conv.1/11/1
Individual Statistics
Arizona Passing
Sherdrick Bonner182725461
Lance Funderburk586210
Bjorn Nittmo00000
Albany Passing
Mike Pawlawski253826652
Arizona Receiving
Hunkie Cooper71263
Maurice Bryant5892
Muhammad Oliver4542
Randy Gatewood4340
Ron Moran100
Jai Hill170
Stacy Evans160
Albany Receiving
Quincy Jackson111523
Greg Hopkins5451
Van Johnson4350
Na'il Benjamin2140
Jay Jones2191
Jake Hoffart110
Arizona Rushing
Bob McMillen3120
Ron Moran150
Hunkie Cooper120
Lance Funderburk110
Jai Hill100
Albany Rushing
Mike Pawlawski5200
Na'il Benjamin210
Jay Jones111
Arizona Kicking
Bjorn Nittmo6/61/20/00/0
Albany Kicking
Nelson Garner3/33/30/00/0
Arizona Returns
Hunkie Cooper1/25/00/0/0
Maurice Bryant1/9/00/0/0
Jai Hill1/21/00/0/0
Albany Returns
Van Johnson5/98/00/0/0
Jay Jones1/18/00/0/0
Na'il Benjamin0/0/01/3/0
Arizona Defense
Ricky Parker6/400.0/00/0
Cecil Doggette6/100.0/00/0
Andre Goines3/200.0/00/0
Muhammad Oliver3/100.0/00/0
Wendall Gaines3/000.0/00/0
Hunkie Cooper2/100.0/00/0
Darrin Kenney1/000.0/00/0
Ron Moran1/000.0/00/0
Randy Gatewood1/000.0/00/0
Stacy Evans0/200.0/00/0
Oscar Sturgis0/100.0/00/0
Bob McMillen0/010.0/00/0
Albany Defense
Kyle Moore-Brown3/100.0/00/0
Van Johnson3/000.0/00/0
Evan Hlavacek3/000.0/00/1
Umar Muhammad2/300.0/00/0
Jay Jones2/100.0/00/0
Derek Stingley2/120.0/00/0
Jake Hoffart2/010.0/00/0
Na'il Benjamin1/000.0/00/0
Greg Hopkins1/000.0/00/0
Quincy Jackson1/000.0/00/0
John Sikora1/000.0/00/0
Mike Pawlawski1/000.0/00/0
Joe Jacobs1/011.0/110/0
Arizona Interceptions
Muhammad Oliver1150
Cecil Doggette120
Albany Interceptions
Jay Jones110