The San Antonio Brahmas needed a win in their Week 2 game against the Orlando Guardians. After blowing a 15-3 lead in the final three minutes of their Week 1 matchup against the St. Louis Battlehawks, the Brahmas needed to regain a bit of their confidence. And regain their confidence they did.
The Brahmas defeated the Guardians 30-12 in Orlando on Sunday. San Antonio looked in control for much of the game and didn’t let their foot off the gas pedal at all.
With the dust settling on the win, it’s time to take a look at the best performers for the team in Week 2. Here are you three stars of the week for the San Antonio Brahmas.
Third Star: TE Alize Mack
Mack did not have a great showing in Week 1 against St. Louis. The former Notre Dame product had a few passes glance right off his hands, including a pass that ended up being picked off.
In Orlando, Mack played much better. He was targeted five times on Sunday, catching four passes for 48 yards. He scored a touchdown and came one yard short of a second touchdown as well.
Mack led the team in receiving yards on Sunday. Furthermore, he led the team in yards per catch, averaging 12 yards per reception in the victory.
The Notre Dame connection between him and quarterback Jack Coan showed promise on Sunday. We’ll see if the momentum from this game carries through the rest of the season.
Second Star: DE Delontae Scott
Scott made his season debut on Sunday after missing the first game of the season with a head injury. And he made his presence felt in a huge way against Orlando.
Scott was a force to be reckoned with. He recorded a team-high seven tackles in the victory, including a sack. He also had two tackles for loss against the Guardians.
The former SMU product led a very impressive defensive showing on Sunday. The Brahmas defense held the Guardians to just 87 yards passing as they got to both Deondre Francois and Paxton Lynch often.
The defense stood up to the task against Orlando in Week 2. The Brahmas have a major challenge against the Houston Roughnecks next week. Scott will need to be a force again if San Antonio has designs on winning that game.
First Star: QB Jack Coan
Coan didn’t throw for as many yards against the Guardians as he did against the Battlehawks. However, he played much better against the Guardians, and that’s why he is the first star of the week this week.
Coan threw for 165 yards on 16 completions, firing off three touchdowns in the victory. His longest completion was a 24-yard strike to Jalen Tolliver for his third TD.
The Notre Dame product didn’t only find success by throwing the football, however. The 24-year-old Brahmas signal caller ran for 23 yards on three carries. He was the team’s joint-leading rusher on Sunday, tied with running back Kalen Ballage.
Coan looked a lot more comfortable in this game than he did last week. It helps that his offensive line performed a bit better than in Week 1, but he took more chances down the field and those paid off.
As previously mentioned, the Brahmas take on the Houston Roughnecks in Houston in Week 3. Let’s see if Coan and this offense can match Brandon Silvers and the Roughnecks offense this coming Sunday night.
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