The Houston Roughnecks garnered the attention of football fans Saturday night with their use of gimmicks in their game against the Orlando Guardians.
Houston was up 14-0 in the first quarter when Brandon Silvers found Jontre Kirklin flying across the middle of the field but behind the line of scrimmage. Kirklin caught the pass, then threw the ball down the field to Deontay Burnett for a 59-yard touchdown run.
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It was one of the first times that the double forward pass was used perfectly and ended in a touchdown. Houston was up 20-0 at the time and never looked back.
The play went viral on social media.
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Both the XFL and USFL have double forward pass rules to add innovation to one of the most popular sports in the United States. In this case, Silvers, Kirklin and Burnett completed the fantastic play and earned points for it.
The Roughnecks would win the game 44-16 and go to 4-0. The Guardians fell to 0-4.
Silvers finished with 239 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Burnett had three catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. Travell Harris led the way with three catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns.
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Guardians quarterback Paxton Lynch completed 18 of 30 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns. Charleston Rambo and Jaylen Smith each had a touchdown reception. Ramo led the team in receptions with two catches for 89 yards.