The Philadelphia Soul knew what their task was a month ago.
They had to run the table and win four straight games to stay alive in the playoff picture. They have done what they needed to do in terms of winning three of the four games.
The Soul improved to 9-8 on the season, as the SaberCats dropped to 12-5. Philadelphia needs the Tampa Bay Storm to lose the final two games in order to get into the playoffs.
“We want to worry about things we can control,” said Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. “We’ll have our eyes on it but our heart and soul on Pittsburgh.”
Both teams traded rushing touchdowns in the third quarter. Odie Armstrong scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown to make it 21-20, before Ross scored on a 7-yard rushing touchdown.
The Soul dominated the second quarter. Ross scored on a 4-yard touchdown, before adding a 32-yard touchdown dragging defenders into the end zone.
“He may have two plays on ESPN,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “That was unbelievable. He was definitely our strong point on the offensive side tonight and he carried us through it.”
Armstrong had a 2-yard rushing touchdown late in the first quarter, as San Jose went up 6-0.