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Tampa Bay Storm falls at San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dominique Curry scored five touchdowns and added a key onside kick recovery as San Jose beat the Tampa Bay Storm 52-43 early Saturday morning.

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Tampa Bay (8-8) has lost twice in a row and finds itself tied with Philadelphia for the final playoff spot in the American Conference with two games remaining.

The Storm was up 28-21 before San Jose (12-4) scored the next 21 points, all courtesy of Curry. His 2-yard run tied the score with 5 seconds left in the first half, and he gave San Jose its first lead with a 9-yard catch starting the third quarter. Then the Sabercats surprised the Storm with an onside kick which Curry recovered uncontested.

His resulting 9-yard TD catch put the Sabercats up 42-28. Tampa Bay got a 22-yard TD from T.T. Toliver and then thought it had its first stop of the game, but a Jean Fanor interception was wiped out by a late pass interference call.

Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard threw for 234 yards and six scores, but his lone interception led to San Jose taking a 17-point advantage. Joe Hills' third touchdown catch of the night for Tampa Bay closed the scoring.

Amarri Jackson caught two touchdowns for Tampa Bay, which does hold the tiebreaker over Philadelphia for the second wildcard. Both teams have two games remaining. The Storm would need Orlando to lose to Iowa Monday to hold onto its divisional title hopes.

Nathan Stanley threw for 291 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Sabercats.

Tampa Bay Storm falls at San Jose 07/12/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:37am]
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