Riding high after their unbelievable
comeback in the first round of the XFL Playoffs, the
Demons will make their second visit to the LA Coliseum
in three weeks. This time though, there's $1 Million on
the line. The Demons are reporting that QB Mike
Pawlawski will be available for tonight's Championship
Game, but Coach Jim Skipper has not named a starter yet.
Get more on the Demons QB situation and all your other
Demons news. [Championship Week Game Notes]
The NorCal/SoCal rivalry will be intensified this
tonight when the Demons take on the LA Xtreme in the
"Million Dollar Game" at 8 p.m. ET (broadcast on NBC).
These two teams met twice during the regular season, in
Weeks 1 & 10, with each team winning on their home
1 Box score | Week
10 Box score]
HOW THEY MATCH UP AGAINST THE
Teams, Coaches &
INJURY REPORT -
OUT: LB Dave Thomas (Ankle).
PROBABLE: T Pita Elisara (Knee), LB Jon Haskins (Knee),
QB Mike Pawlawski (Shoulder), DE Jermaine Miles (Ankle),
LB Sean Manuel (Knee), S Toby Wright (Back).
MOST IMPORTANT WIN: Leatris Cole recovered his
own team's punt and Mike Pawlawski found Terry Battle
for a 25-yard scoring pass as San Francisco secured its
playoff spot with a 14-9 win at Las Vegas in Week
[Cole's TD: ]
DISAPPOINTING LOSS: 20-12 defeat to the New York/New
Jersey Hitmen at Pac Bell Park in Week 6. Jimmy
Cunningham opened the scoring with a 63-yard punt return
but the Hitmen came back and started the Demons on their
only back-to-back losing series of the
With Mike Pawlawski
sidelined due to an injured shoulder, Pat Barnes lead
the Demons on an extraordinary comeback Saturday night.
After falling behind 16-0 early, the Demons charged all
the way back to win 26-25 and be the first to earn the a
spot in the $1 Million Dollar Game.
Early in the
4th quarter, San Francisco CB Dwayne Harper (pictured
left) returned an interception 40 yards for a TD to put
his team up 26-16. The Rage made a late rally, including
the XFL's first ever nine point play, but Pat Barnes
completed a crucial 3rd down pass with less than two
minutes to go to put the game out of reach.