The Pittsburgh Maulers have regressed to the mean. After an impressive handful of weeks on both sides of the ball, they took on the Showboats on Saturday afternoon and got torched. Their offense didn’t put a single point on the board, and the defense had their worst day yet.
Quarterback Troy Williams regressed to his early season form, throwing for 145 yards and a pick without a score. While James Morgan saw his first action in a month, going 9/19, throwing for 98 yards and two interceptions. As a team, the leading rusher was wide receiver Bailey Gaither with two rushes for 16 yards. Isiah Hennie had a productive day receiving, with eight catches for 103 yards. Otherwise? A disaster we’re all too familiar with as it pertains to Maulers football.
Defensively the Maulers just couldn’t contain the Showboats, unable to force consistent stops and get off the field until the fourth quarter. They allowed 135 yards through the air and 96 on the ground with a score. Plenty of field goals to go for Memphis, but Pittsburgh was giving them out like candy today.
The Maulers drop to 2-4, and with just four weeks to go in the regular season, the margin for error is nonexistent. And the competition is only heating up. They’ll return to Canton, Ohio next weekend to take on the Philadelphia Stars at home.