Meyer leads Shock to second straight win
Posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 3:38 PM
SAN ANTONIO, TX –The Spokane Shock (7-3) won their second straight game with a 61-48 win over the San Antonio Talons (4-5) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
Shock quarterback Erik Meyer accounted for 9 touchdowns on the day (7 passing, 2 rushing) while Adron Tennell recorded 12 receptions for 177 yards and 4 scores.
After drawing even at 14-14 through the first quarter Spokane dominated the scoreboard in the second quarter, posting three touchdowns to San Antonio’s one. Kamar Jorden made his presence known on the Shock’s opening drive, catching a pass on a drag route over the middle while Brandon Thompkins would lay an edge sealing block to allow Jorden to scamper up the right sideline for the 15-yard score. With a 21-20 lead, Erik Meyer responded quickly, engineering a three play drive and scoring on a one-yard rush to retake the lead. On the Talons’ ensuing possession, the Shock defense would hold to a four-and-out and allow Spokane to take over on downs at the 16-yard line. Duane Brooks was on the receiving end of Meyer’s touchdown pass from 8-yards out, leaving only 7 seconds on the clock for San Antonio as the Shock would hold on defense and go into halftime with the 34-21 lead.
San Antonio hung around down the stretch, as Talon return specialist D.J. Stephens took back to back kickoffs back for touchdowns. The Talons would go on to attempt another onside kick and fail to recover after Adron Tennell snatched the ball out of the air and ran back to the 20-yard line to give his team more space to work with and the opportunity to eat up the final seconds off the clock.
Spokane went on to score with 44 seconds remaining in the contest as Erik Meyer and Adron Tennell would make their fourth and final connection of the game to give Spokane the 61-48 lead that they would go on to hold for the final score to improve to 7-3 overall.
Meyer completed 23 of 29 pass attempts for 255 yards and 7 touchdowns with only one interception while adding 4 rushes for 6 yards and 2 touchdowns on the night. Tennell lead the Shock receiving effort with 12 receptions for 177 yards and 4 scores.
Next week, the Shock will return to Spokane for their first of back-to-back home games to begin the month of June. This will be the second and final matchup between Spokane and San Jose in the regular season, featured as the CBS Sports Network Game of the Week. Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 7:00pm PST.