Just that fast, the VooDoo are back to winning at home.
After losing eight of their first nine games, the VooDoo have won two of their past three — both victories at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Saturday home game against the San Antonio Talons (6-6) marks another opportunity to improve the VooDoo’s recent winning ways. Playoff berths are at stake, with San Antonio aiming for a Central Division title, while the VooDoo, despite a 3-9 record, are within reach of a wild card spot in the American South. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Standing in the VooDoo’s way is former LSU standout Rohan Davey, who last week completed 24 of 42 passes for 344 yards and six touchdowns and two interceptions. San Antonio’s 61-54 win against the Chicago Rush may have ended the team’s quarterback carousel. Four of Davey’s six scores went to receiver Jomo Wilson.
Perhaps the VooDoo’s biggest change in June has occurred between VooDoo quarterback Kurt Rocco and leading receiver Donovan Morgan. Rocco is ranked in the league’s Top 10 passers with 2,045 yards, and Morgan, an ex-Sarah Reed High player, eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in last week’s 54-51 win against Tampa Bay. Morgan leads the team with 68 catches for 1,021 yards and 21 TDs.
“I think we’ve improved a lot over the last four weeks, offensively,” Rocco said. “I’ve been on the same page with receivers, and the line has protected well.”
On defense, Cameron McGlenn also recorded his second two-interception game, helping the VooDoo lead the entire game before holding on late as Tampa Bay scored 25 points in the fourth quarter.
“In the second half, we stumbled a little bit, we made some mistakes,” VooDoo coach Pat O’Hara said. “But what I like about it is that we found a way to win. There’s good lessons in that for our team.”