The San Diego Crusaders came into this game off of two straight losses with the total scoreline being 75 - 19. The Barons came in off a win over the Portland Snowhawks last week and were hoping to catch the Crusaders on their downward path. The game was tightly contested before and after the first points were scored by the Barons on a great pass by Brinker to Patrick Bain. There weren't any more points scored until a safety in the 2nd with 11:28 to go before halftime. Crusaders would take the following punt and go on a long 6-minute drive to score a touchdown and take the lead. Going into half time the Barons had a 10-9 lead due to a forced fumble and field goal late in the second quarter. But the stats showed it was a heavily defensive game up to this point.
The Barons only had 91 total offensive yards while the Crusaders had 125 total yards. San Diego came out at halftime looking to get points on the board and they did just that. After a long 7 minute drive, they punch it in from the 1-yard line on a 4th and goal. Heading into the 4th, the hometown fans were nervous with the Crusaders only a few yards away from the endzone. A minute into the final quarter and the defense conceded another passing touchdown making the score 24-10. The rest of the game was a hard-fought defensive affair ending with the Crusaders winning 27-10. Neither team could get the rushing game going both having less than 70 yards in total. Ben Wakefield quarterback for the Crusaders had 281 passing yards on the game to go with his 2 passing touchdowns. Barons' quarterback had the early touchdown pass but was not able to be consistent as the game went on and only finished with 131 passing yards.
Brooklyn is now (2-5) on the season and will face off with the 6-1 Sacramento Condors next week. While San Diego gets to go back home with a record of 4-3 and have a matchup with the Chicago Tigers (3-4) next week.