Allen, TX – The Texas Revolution (3-3) defeated the Cedar Rapids Titans (4-3) 82-72 in a high scoring game at the Allen Event Center Friday night.
The Revolution did not look like the same team that Cedar Rapids played in the first game of the season. Then, the Revs offense was mostly unable to advance the ball. Now, the Revolution scored 40 first half points, more than their total in all of that game in Iowa (21 points scored on March 1).
Even the good got better. Then, Frankie Solomon Jr. had one interception. Now, he had one interception and two kick returns for touchdowns. It’s clear that this Revolution team is different from the one that started the 2013 IFL season, and can compete each night for a United Conference championship.
Maybe the biggest improvement came from the Revolution Quarterback Marcus Jackson. The Revs’ signal caller finished 15-20 with 179 yards and 3 TDs. That was just through the air. The mobile QB added 6 rushing touchdowns from 11 carries.
As usual, Jackson shared the ball amongst his receivers. Keith Smith (5 catches, 61 yards, 1 TD), Mack Ogletree (4 catches, 40 yards, 1 TD), Phillip Barnett (3 catches, 41 yards), and Jordan Jolly (3 catches, 37 yards, and 1 TD) all were able to get open and allow for Jackson to make easy throws.
The Revolution host Nebraska in Allen next Saturday evening. Tickets are still available.