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TODAY: STORM VS. AUSTIN

WHEN/WHERE: 5; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.

TV/RADIO: OLN; 620-AM.

RECORDS: Austin 4-0, Tampa Bay 2-2.

COACHES: Austin - Skip Foster (18-18, third season); Storm - Tim Marcum (121-58, 12th season; 176-70).

SERIES: Tampa Bay leads 3-1.

NOTABLE: The Storm had its 12-game home win streak snapped with a 67-64 loss to Orlando on Sunday. Austin's four opponents (Las Vegas, Arizona, Kansas City and Dallas) have a combined 6-10 record. Tampa Bay leads the league in total offense (331 yards per game) and passing offense (320 per game), but is 15th in scoring defense (55.5 points per game) and 14th in total defense (300 yards per game). Storm quarterback Shane Stafford leads the league with 111 completions and 1,296 passing yards. Receiver Lawrence Samuels is tied for second with 41 receptions and 481 receiving yards. Samuels needs 14 receiving yards to pass Stevie Thomas (7,784) for most in Storm history. Lynaris Elpheage will replace Jonathan Ordway at kick returner. Offensive specialist Freddie Solomon (foot) and defensive specialist Tramain Jones (neck) remain out. Lineman Nyle Wiren is questionable. Lineman Mondre Dickerson or Greg Taplin will be inactive.

- FRANK PASTOR, Times staff writer

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