Denver football is once again on top.
Instead of the Broncos, it was the Colorado Crush of the AFL, owned by John Elway. Clay Rush made a 19 yard field goal at the buzzer to lead the Crush over the Georgia Force 51-48 in ArenaBowl XIX.
Willis Marshall set the stage with three rushing touchdowns in the first half, giving the Crush a 31-20 lead at halftime. But the Force didn’t go away, rallying back thanks to Matt Naggy. Naggy threw three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help the Force tie the game at 48 with just 18 seconds to go. Even that was too much time as the Rush calmly nailed the field goal to win the game as time expired.