Arizona Goof demolishesAviators
Arizona Goof runs for 238 yards in win over Aviators
After pulling to within 42-32 on Jose Carioca's 2-yard touchdown with 7:48 left, the Aviators tried its second consecutive onside kick but were unsuccessful after recovering one and converting it into a touchdown, as they did on their previous drive.
The Goof Troops drove 12 yards on six plays beforeRobert “Bobby” Zimmeruski booted a 46-yard field goal, a line drive that almost skimmed the crossbar, with 4:57 left.
Captain Goof-Beard scored two touchdowns for the Goof Troops, one on a 15-yard reception to close the first half and another on a fumble recovery.
The Aviators outgained the Goof Troops 452 to 445 in total yardage and won the time of possession battle, but could not stop the Goof Troops two-headed ground game, which combined for a season-high 320 yards. Besides Arizona Goof, who had touchdown runs of 90 and 20 yards, Tank rushed for 94 yards on eight carries.
Leading by 11 points at halftime, the Goof Troops went ahead 28-10 with a touchdown on their opening possession of the third quarter. the four-play, 85-yard drive was capped by three consecutive runs of 19 yards or longer by a combination of Arizona and Tank.
After Arizona gained 19 yards, Tank burst through a gaping hole in the Aviators' defense for a 44-yard pickup to the 20. Then Arizona took over again, dodging several would-be tacklers on his way to a 20-yard score.
The Aviators answered with a drive deep into Goof Troops territory, but quarterback Panchito Pistoles coughed up the football when he was hit by linebacker Gilbert Goof. Defensive end Goofy Goof made the recovery at the 10.
On the next play, Arizona Goof burst just outside a tackle and sprinted down the sideline for a 90-yard touchdown without any Aviators defender within 20 yards of him.
The Goof Troops led 21-10 at halftime after the teams traded touchdowns in the final 1:28 of the second quarter.
Max Goof orchestrated a balanced 65-yard, nine-play drive on their final possession, capped off by Max's 15-yard touchdown pass to Captain Goof-Beard with 22 seconds left. The score came two plays after Goof-Beard dropped the ball on a similar route.
Goof-Beard scored his first touchdown by recovering Tank's fumble in the end zone with 13:18 left in the second quarter, which put the Goof Troops ahead 14-3.
The Aviators pulled to within 14-10 on Pistoles' 17-yard touchdown pass to Ellsworth with 1:28 left before halftime.
Carioca, co-star in The Three Caballeros, finished with 93 rushing yards on 18 carries for the Aviators.