The team USFAF won the bronze medal at the World Games in Wrocław after defeated the host nation Poland with 14:7.
It wasn’t exciting match, especially not in the first half, which finished with only one touchdown scored by wide receiver Tyrell Blank with assistance of QB Dustin Hawke Willingham, who hit 19 yards long pass. In fact, the result in that period of the game could have been higher, but John Moorhead missed two field-goals – once in the first and once in the second quarter. Interestingly, the Americans scored only 51 seconds before the halftime.
Poles presented very weak offense once again. They even didn’t reach the Americans’ red zone and they weren’t even able to score in the first half.
But, after the 15 minute break, they went out on the field more decisive to turn over the result. They were more aggressive, and as a result, US team made two big mistakes in its offense (interception and fumble, both by QB). Finally, Poland gave a reason for a celebration of their numerous fans at the Olympic Stadium stands. Karol Żak threw the ball to Adam Nelip who was successful in the US’s end zone.
But, that was all. All hopes fell into the water after Dustin Hawke Willingham sent the ball to Mario Brown directly in the end zone, in the 4th quarter, and the bronze medal began shining to Americans.
There was a tiny hope for the Poland to tie few minutes before the end of the game, but they made a new mistake (fumble) and that was the definitive end for the Poles, who finished 4th in the tournament.
1/4 – 0:0
2/4 – 7:0
7:0 – Dustin Hawke Willingham, pass 19 yards to Tyrell Blanks; PAT good, John Moorhead
3/4 – 0:7
7:7 – Karol Żak, pass 3 yards to Adam Nelip; PAT good, Adam Nelip
4/4 – 7:0
14:7 – Dustin Hawke Willingham, pass 11 yards to Mario Brown; PAT good, John Moorhead