SALT LAKE CITY -- Quarterback Tommy Grady passed for 11 touchdowns to help lead the Utah Blaze past the Spokane Shock 84-63 on Friday night. The Shock are now back under the .500 mark, sitting at 3-4 on the season.
The Shock showed problems early, racking up ten penalties in the first half alone and had offensive possessions squashed on three different occasions, once on a failed 4th down conversion and twice on interceptions by Kyle Rowley.
On the other side, the Utah offense continued their high level of production seen in their previous games as they put up 43 points in the first half lead by QB Tommy Grady.
Blaze receiver Aaron Lesue and Shock receiver Brandon Thompkins would each make their presence known early in the contest. Lesue brought in three touchdown receptions while Thompkins would also snag three touchdown receptions before the first half would end with the Blaze leading, 43-21.
The Blaze would continue their hot streak in the second half with continued offensive production between Grady and Lesue. Spokane would capitalize on an early third quarter turnover and protect the football to keep the game within reach, but were unable to close the gap or slow down the Utah offense.
Rowley and Thompkins were in complete sync throughout the night as Thompkins pulled in 10 receptions for 168 yards and 7 touchdowns.