XFL scores Week 4: Final results, highlights from Sunday’s games

first_imgCornelius threw a TD and rushed for another, and the Vipers D held Cardale Jones and the Defenders to 107 total yards.MORE XFL: Rules | Schedule | Uniforms | RostersThe early Sunday game proved to live up to the hype. The Texas Throwdown resulted in a 27-20 Houston win, with the win coming on a game-sealing tipped interception at the goal line. Sporting News provided live updates, scores and highlights from Sunday’s XFL games:XFL NEWS:Full Week 4 scheduleWeek 4 odds, predictionsQ&A with commissioner Oliver LuckQuinton Flowers leaves VipersDC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers: Score, highlightsFinal: Tampa Bay 22, DC 09:37 p.m. FINAL: Vipers rout the Defenders 25-0 for their first win.9:29 p.m.: 3:35 left in the game and DC has the ball. Cardale Jones is out of this game.9:19 p.m.: First sack of the night for Tampa Bay. Reggie Northrup takes down Cardale Jones. Clock is ticking at just over 7 minutes left.9:13 p.m. TAMPA BAY FIELD GOAL: Vipers boot it through for three more points. They lead the Defender 25-0 in the fourth quarter.9:10 p.m.: Vipers are threatening again. Inside the red zone at the start of the fourth quarter.Third quarter: Tampa Bay 22, DC 09:03 p.m.: Tampa Bay is driving again and DC has no answers for the ground game. End of third quarter. All Vipers.8:51 p.m. TAMPA BAY TOUCHDOWN: Taylor Cornelius pulls the ball down and takes the ball in himself for six. Conversion attempt fails. Tampa Bay up 22-0 in the third quarter.Taylor “Corn Dog” Cornelius gets battered, but still finds his way into the end zone📺 ESPN2🖥 https://t.co/Y524SAtGEI pic.twitter.com/G04oIC2LDF— XFL (@xfl2020) March 2, 20208:49 p.m. TAMPA BAY TURNOVER: Tavaris McFadden takes to the skies to pick off Cardale Jones, giving the Vipers back the ball. A 15-yard penalty following the play leads the Vipers just outside of the red zone.8:46 p.m. DC TURNOVER: Rahim Moore picks off Cornelius at the goal line and the Defenders have life in the third quarter.8:39 p.m.: Vipers have stifled the defenders offense all game. DC is punting once again. Vipers on their way to their first win, just over midway through the third quarter.8:33 p.m.: Tampa Bay misses a field goal after a good looking drive. 8:26 p.m.: Daniel Williams making moves, making things happen for the Vipers:Covered roughly 90% of the field on this play📺 ESPN2🖥 https://t.co/Y524SAtGEI pic.twitter.com/WTmahQL1de— XFL (@xfl2020) March 2, 2020Second quarter: Tampa Bay 16, DC 07:58 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, TAMPA BAY. Andrew Franks nails a 40-yard kick. 16-0, Vipers.7:48 p.m.: BLOCKED. The Vipers get a hand to a field goal attempt, and DC’s day gets even worse.7:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TAMPA BAY. Taylor Cornelius extends the lead, and the Defenders are in danger of two straight blowout losses if they aren’t careful. 1-point attempt is no good. 13-0, [email protected] | #DCvsTB pic.twitter.com/RXL8dRamRX— Tampa Bay Vipers (@XFLVipers) March 2, 2020First quarter: Tampa Bay 7, DC 07:30 p.m.: On fourth-and-1 from the 19, the Vipers pick up a first down. They want more than a field goal here.7:26 p.m.: The Vipers already have 87 rushing yards. They’re in DC territory for the second time in the first quarter.7:22 p.m.: DC falls victim to another stalled drive and has to punt again.7:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TAMPA BAY. The Vipers strike first, finishing a 75-yard drive with a 7-yard rush by Jaques Patrick. Their 1-point attempt is successful. 7-0, Vipers.Off to a running start 🏃@jacques_patrick | #DCvsTB pic.twitter.com/QpL3ve0xiu— Tampa Bay Vipers (@XFLVipers) March 2, 20207:08 p.m.: The Defenders go three-and-out on their first drive.7:05 p.m.: DC starts with the ball in the final XFL game of the weekend.Houston Roughnecks at Dallas Renegades: Score, highlightsFinal: Houston 27, Dallas 206:56 p.m.: INTERCEPTION. Nelson is picked off near the goal line.1 Interception2 Interception3 InterceptionFOUR. #ForTheH | #TexasThrowdown pic.twitter.com/j8WaNhztNA— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) March 1, 2020That feeling when you come up with a HUGE Int😁😁 pic.twitter.com/66ub40orum— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20206:52 p.m.: Two-minute warning.6:50 p.m.: First-and-goal for Dallas after a scramble by backup Philip Nelson.6:47 p.m.: Jones is out of the [email protected] is down after getting a big fourth-down conversion. Philip Nelson is in at QB.— Dallas Renegades (@XFLRenegades) March 1, 20206:43 p.m.: Dallas is past the 50 with just under six minutes remaining. Despite some terrible turnovers, the Renegades are still in this game.6:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON. A strip sack of Jones is returned 12 yards to the end zone. 2-point attempt is no good. 27-20, Roughnecks.🚨 SCOOP AND SCORE 🚨The @XFLRoughnecks with ANOTHER huge defensive play in Dallas pic.twitter.com/ImvmkDQyD8— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20206:23 p.m.: Houston punts, and Dallas can now take the lead on this drive.Third quarter: Houston 21, Dallas 206:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, DALLAS. An immediate response from the Renegades. Dunbar finishes the drive with a rushing score. 3-point attempt is successful. 21-20, Roughnecks.We’ve got a good one in [email protected]_CDB5 makes things interesting with a TD for the @XFLRenegades! pic.twitter.com/yOBXV7ptbz— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020What a throw by @LandryJones12 to pick up the 3-point PAT and bring the @XFLRenegades within one 🔥 pic.twitter.com/q9fHs8MftN— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20206:10 p.m.: Landry Jones completes a 33-yard strike. Big scoring chance here for Dallas.6:02 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON. Walker connects with Blake Jackson to extend the Roughnecks’ lead. 3-point attempt is no good. 21-11, Roughnecks.”We don’t mess with Dallas. H-Town all day.”LET THEM KNOW @BHunchoJack 🤘 pic.twitter.com/3pvlSbgQVY— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) March 1, 20205:58 p.m.: Walker runs up the middle for 15 yards, and the Roughnecks are on the [email protected]_5 ain’t playing around 😤📺 @FS1 pic.twitter.com/Dx5rA5ssCS— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) March 1, 20205:45 p.m.: The second half begins with a quick three-and-out for Dallas.Second quarter: Houston 15, Dallas 115:22 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, DALLAS. The Renegades control the ball for 2:12 of game clock and get 21 yards to make a 46-yard field goal. That makes it 15-11 Houston right before halftime. Not a bad score, all things considered.5:11 p.m.: And now Dallas forces a three-and-out. The Renegades will get the ball with roughly 3 minutes remaining in the half.5:09 p.m.: They don’t build them like they used to:💪 @HalMumme is tough as nailsThe @XFLRenegades OC gets knocked over on the sideline and pops right back up. pic.twitter.com/WSRtAsKLrd— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020Knock the coach over and then hug it out 😂 pic.twitter.com/GcMGEvSwHh— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20205:04 p.m.: Houston responds by forcing a three-and-out. Roughnecks will take over at their 22.5 p.m.: Houston only manages 23 yards on its ensuing drive; the Roughnecks punt the ball 32 yards down to Dallas’ 17, where the Renegades will take over. A touchown and conversion here and we’ve got ourselves a game.4:58 p.m.: Controversy brewing? A closer look at Dallas’ touchdown (and officials’ decision not to review it):Was this a fumble or nah? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/Wmuwz26lpL— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020″The play has to be stopped for further review.” @DeanBlandino breaks down the refs decision to not review the Renegades TD pic.twitter.com/1ynLf6iY11— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:51 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, DALLAS. Sure enough, two plays later Jones hits tight end Donald Parham for a 12-yard touchdown. The two connect again for a successful 2-point conversion to make it 15-8 Houston.💪 @Jiggydd_49 with the HUGE touchdown for DallasWhat a response by the @XFLRenegades pic.twitter.com/mKZRHyJkP6— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:50 p.m.: Dallas goes for it on fourth-and-1 from Houston’s 35; running back Lance Dunbar gets 20 yards off the end around, and now Dallas could get right back in it.🔥 @Dunbar_CDB5 with the much needed BIG gain for the @XFLRenegades pic.twitter.com/5aJ9rLjRF9— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:49 p.m.: Landry Jones is back in at quarterback. Stoops is sticking with his guy — for now.4:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, HOUSTON. Three plays later, the Roughnecks finally find the end zone off a 6-yard touchdown connection between Walker and Holley. A successful 3-point attempt (a 10-yard rush by Walker) makes it 15-0 Houston.NICK. HOLLEY. 🔥@pjwalker_5 finds the @XFLRoughnecks WR with the DIME to extend Houston’s lead! pic.twitter.com/SUctAZlZ3T— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020Roughnecks put 3 more points on the board as QB @pjwalker_5 runs it in! pic.twitter.com/tVdXxcTUxE— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 2020First quarter: Houston 6, Dallas 04:40 p.m.: Walker gets a couple of 9-yard passes to get Houston down to the Dallas 22. That’ll do it for a rough first quarter for the Renegades.4:36 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, DALLAS. Wow. Nichols pulls down his second interception of the game and third for Jones — all in the first quarter. He returns it 3 yards to Dallas’ 40. Stoops should really consider tweaking his game plan now.THREE INTERCEPTIONS for Landry JonesThe @XFLRoughnecks defense is rolling in the first half pic.twitter.com/Eh3xZyKEXu— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:32 p.m.: “You were working as a substitute teacher at one point.” A nice story for Houston’s Brown:”You were working as a substitute teacher at one point”#ForTheLoveOfFootball📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/yoNlWYhhw7 pic.twitter.com/RbgCXw8l4O— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 20204:30 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, HOUSTON. Roughnecks get some big plays to get all the way down to the Dallas 12, but end up settling for another Castillo field goal, this one from 30 yards.4:27 p.m.: Nice little connection between Walker and Nick Holley. Roughnecks are right outside the red zone.🚀 @pjwalker_5 with the DART to @Nickholley07The @XFLRoughnecks are heating up in the first half pic.twitter.com/kYVOXgkAHf— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:25 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, DALLAS. Uh-oh. That’s Jones’ second interception in as many drives. This one goes to Deatrick Nichols, who nabs it at Houston’s 27 and returns it 23 yards to midfield. Coach Bob Stoops might have to make an uncomfortable decision here shortly.ANOTHER INTERCEPTIONThe @XFLRoughnecks continue to apply the pressure on Landry Jones pic.twitter.com/r4kvH1N8eU— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:23 p.m.: Renegades are still riding Artis-Payne a lot early. He has three straight rushes of 7, 4 and 6 yards. Dallas is driving at its 46-yard line.4:18 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, HOUSTON. Dallas bends but doesn’t break, allowing a 37-yard field goal from Sergio Castillo to make it it 3-0 Houston.4:17 p.m.: Also, no love lost between these two teams:Things are getting chippy at the #TexasThrowdown 😳 pic.twitter.com/JGYGRuVJVI— XFL on FOX (@XFLonFOX) March 1, 20204:17 p.m.: Two plays into Houston’s offensive drive, Walker hits Kahlil Walker for a 28-yard gain down to the Renegades’ 20-yard line.4:15 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, DALLAS. Two plays later, Landry Jones’ attempt to hit Joshua Crockett is intercepted by Cody Brown, who returns it 37 yards to Dallas’ 48-yard line. Big swing early. Throwing the ball near @hitman_brown is NOT a good idea📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/yoNlWYhhw7 pic.twitter.com/CWtQDrWnKN— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 20204:12 p.m.: Dallas having some success running the ball early. Cameron Artis-Payne gets Dallas a first down with runs of 6 and 5 yards, followed by an 11-yard gain from Lance Dunbar. Renegades are already at midfield.4:08 p.m.: Dallas holds tough on its first defensive drive of the game, forcing a three-and-out.4 p.m.: About that time. …TEXAS. THROWDOWN.5 MINUTES.LET’S GOOOOOOO.📺 @FS1🖥 https://t.co/yoNlWYhhw7 pic.twitter.com/bMsxJlcotN— XFL (@xfl2020) March 1, 2020 Break up the Vipers.It took until Week 4, but Tampa Bay pulled out its first win of the season, upending the Defenders in a 25-0 rout at home. The Vipers, marred with some QB issues, turned to Taylor Cornelius to head up the offense and it proved to be the right move. The Vipers ground game was unstoppable, producing 266 yards on the ground.last_img

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