March 4, 2019 / 6:51 AM / 5 months ago

AAF roundup: Late field goal gives Atlanta first win

Mar 3, 2019; Tempe, AZ, USA; Atlanta Legends kicker Younghoe Koo (7) is tackled by Arizona Hotshots linebacker Scooby Wright III during the first half of an AAF football game at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kicker Younghoe Koo, who formerly kicked for the then-San Diego Chargers, booted a pair of field goals — including the game-winning 33-yarder with 1:03 remaining that gave the Atlanta Legends their first win of the AAF season in upsetting the host Arizona Hotshots 14-11 on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz.

Legends quarterback Aaron Murray, a former fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, completed 20 of 33 passes for 254 yards while rushing seven times for 54 yards. Atlanta’s lone touchdown came on a 9-yard run from ex-Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson, who ran for 43 yards on nine carries.

The loss dropped Arizona (2-2) into a first-place tie with the San Antonio Commanders in the Western Conference, while Atlanta (1-3) snapped its three-game losing streak to start its season.

Commanders 12, Iron 11

Former Baylor defensive back Orion Stewart picked off a pass late in the fourth quarter, and visiting San Antonio held on for a one-point win over Birmingham.

Stewart, who spent time with several NFL teams including the Denver Broncos and New York Giants but never appeared in a game, sealed Birmingham’s first loss of the season when he intercepted quarterback Luis Perez. The turnover spoiled a comeback attempt by the Iron, who pulled within a point after a rushing touchdown by former NFL running back Trent Richardson and a successful two-point conversion from Perez to DeVozea Felton.

Quarterback Logan Woodside completed 11 of 25 passes for 106 yards for San Antonio (2-2) and Trey Williams rushed for the Commanders’ lone touchdown. Richardson rushed for 15 yards on eight carries for Birmingham (3-1).

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