XFL’s Houston Roughnecks use double forward pass to score, exciting play goes viral
The Houston Roughnecks caught the attention of soccer fans on Saturday night with a performance in their game against the Orlando Guardians.
Houston was up 14-0 in the first quarter when Brandon Silvers found Jontre Kirklin flying over the middle of the field but behind the line of scrimmage. Kirklin caught the pass and then threw the ball downfield to Deontay Burnett for a 59-yard touchdown.
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This was one of the first times the double forward pass was used to perfection and it ended with a touchdown. Houston was up 20-0 at that point and never looked back.
The play went viral on social media.
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The XFL, and the USFL for that matter, have the double pass forward rules to add innovation to one of the most popular sports in the United States. In this situation, Silvers, Kirklin and Burnett completed the brilliant play and got points for it.
The Roughnecks won the game 44-16 and moved to 4-0. The Guardians fell to 0-4.
Silvers finished with 239 yards passing and three touchdowns. 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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Defensive quarterback Paxton Lynch was 18-of-30 with 267 passing yards and two touchdowns. Charleston Rambo and Jaylen Smith each had a catch. Ramo led the team with two catches for 89 yards.