New QB Cory Murphy powers Tucson Sugar Skulls to win Bismarck Bucks | Sugar skull
“As a former quarterback, I was on both sides,” said Wooten. “I was struggling a bit and my coach brought in a new quarterback who came and gave the team a spark, so I gave up.
“Demry is in the top three in the league but we needed a lead from that position and we came to play a few games for us.”
Murphy played well despite only completing 2 out of 7 passes for 30 yards. The reason? His legs. Murphy charged for 84 yards and three touchdowns.
Murphy’s longest run was a 42-yard sprint for a touchdown in the second game of the game; he was punished for unsportsmanlike conduct for stepping back the last five meters into the end zone.
“We got out to take a jump and we just kept the momentum in the first half,” said Murphy.
Tucson was led defensively by linebacker Jajuan Harley. The converted defensive back led the Sugar Skulls with 10 tackles, five stops for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery.
“This is probably one of my all-time best indoor games,” said Harley. “It felt good. … It felt like you were outside and as safe as a Troy Polamalu. When I play this position, I don’t see myself as a linebacker, but as a down and active safety.”
Sugar Skulls safety Matt Elam scored Tucson’s first defensive touchdown of the season in the second quarter after restoring a fumble in the end zone.