ATLANTA – The San Antonio Commanders scored early and often as they crushed the Atlanta Legends (2-4) 37-6 in front of 10,619 fans at Georgia State Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The win was the third straight for the Commanders, who closed out a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record.
“This group has done a great job of overcoming a lot since the beginning,” Commanders coach Mike Riley said. “I’m really proud of our team today because I felt the stayed on top of it. I’m really happy with the win.”
San Antonio’s defense was the highlight of the afternoon, forcing four turnovers as De’Vante Bausby, Zack Sanchez and Derron Smith all had an interception. The Commanders got on the scoreboard thanks to a fumble recovery by Darnell Leslie, setting up Kenneth Farrow’s 13-yard score to put the visitors up 6-0.
After another Atlanta turnover, San Antonio would add to their lead. Quarterback Logan Woodside would find Mekale McKay for a 5-yard touchdown, putting the Commanders up 14-0 after the two-point conversion.
The Commanders added to their lead following another Atlanta interception. Woodside connected with Evan Rodriguez for a 33-yard score, putting San Antonio up 20-0. Atlanta would respond with their lone touchdown of the game as Aaron Murray passed to Tarean Folston for the score, making it a 20-6 game.
Murray would finish with 235 passing yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions on the afternoon for Atlanta.
From there, it would be all San Antonio as the Commanders scored 17 consecutive points. Greg Ward Jr. returned a punt 79-yards to the house, giving the visitors a 26-6 halftime lead. The Commanders would add a Nick Rose field goal in the second half along with one more touchdown.
Woodside had a solid day, completing 17 of his 23 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions.
“We’re going back to play a really good Salt Lake team,” Woodside said. “We’re excited about going home and playing in the Alamodome.”
The Commanders are now 4-2 on the season and will return to the field next Saturday when they host the Salt Lake Stallions (2-4) at the Alamodome at 7 pm Central Time.