THE SOUL stopped a two-game losing streak with an emphatic, 72-41 win over the Chicago Rush on Saturday.
"We scored every time on offense, got turnovers on defense and played well on special teams," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. "It is a reflection of a great couple weeks of practice and exactly what the doctor ordered for our overall confidence."
The Soul (3-3) had three losses in the first five games, as many as they had in the entire 18-game regular season in 2012. They kept tripping over themselves with penalties and turnovers, but Saturday on the road they jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never took their foot off the gas.
Dan Raudabaugh threw four of his six touchdown passes to Andrae Thurman, and Tiger Jones contributed 13 catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Derrick Ross added 44 yards rushing and a score. The general rule of thumb is to multiply AFL rushing yards by three to get the rough equivalent for the outdoor game, which would mean 132 yards for Ross.
The 72 points was a season high for the Soul, which hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Power lost to Orlando over the weekend to fall to 1-5.