XFL’s Houston Roughnecks use double forward pass to score touchdown, interesting play goes viral
The Houston Roughnecks caught the attention of football fans with their use of trick play in their game against the Orlando Guardians on Saturday night.
Houston led 14-0 in the first quarter when Brandon Silvers found Jontre Kirklin flying up the middle of the field but behind the line of scrimmage. Kirklin caught the pass and then threw the ball down the field to Deonte Burnett for a 59-yard touchdown.
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It was the first time a double forward pass was used to completion and ended with a touchdown. Houston was up 20-0 at that point and never looked back.
This play went viral on social media.
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The XFL, and the USFL for that matter, both have double forward pass rules to add innovation to one of the most popular sports in the United States. On this occasion, Silver, Kirklin, and Burnett completed a great play and earned points for it.
The Roughnecks would go on to win the game 44-16 to go 4-0. The Guardians fell to 0-4.
Silver finished with 239 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Burnett had three catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. Travel Harris led the way with three catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns.
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Guardians quarterback Paxton Lynch was 18-of-30 with 267 passing yards and two touchdowns. Charleston Rambo and Jalen Smith each had a touchdown catch. Ramo led the team with two catches for 89 yards.