Crush Fall to Danger, 54-36

Crush Fall to Danger, 54-36

Story by the Grand Island Independent


LOVELAND, CO — The Nebraska Danger got its second road win of the young season with a 54-36 victory over the Colorado Crush Sunday at the Budweiser Events Center. The Danger (2-1) held a 28-24 lead at the half, but held the Crush to just 12 points in the second half.

Nebraska broke the game open a bit in the third quarter. A 13-yard pass from quarterback Derrick Bernard to Demetruce McNeal got things started.

The Danger added a rouge point on the kickoff, then got a 36-yard scoring strike from Bernard to Dello Davis to stretch the lead to 41-24 midway through the third.

Colorado (0-2) got to within 12 with 10:30 left in the fourth, but the Danger thwarted the two-point conversion attempt before adding a 13-yard scoring pass from Bernard to Davis with 42 seconds left to put the game away.

Bernard completed 13-of-22 passes for 143 yards and six touchdowns. Davis caught four passes for 67 yards and three TDs while running back Rob Brown had five catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. Bernard also rushed for 57 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns.

Colorado quarterback Sean Goldrich completed 13-of-29 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Gant caught five passes for 48 yards and a TD.

The Danger will be back in action at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Heartland Events Center at the Heartland Events Center against six-time defending IFL champion Sioux Falls.