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Sugar Skulls escape with 52-40 win at Bismarck

Posted at 9:19 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 00:19:16-04

BISMARCK, ND — Matt Behrendt came off the bench to run for one touchdown and throw for another as the Tucson Sugar Skulls won their third straight game, 52-40 at the Bismarck Bucks.

Behrendt, who splits time wtih Jake Medlock at quarterback, entered the game early in the fourth quarter with Tucson down 37-35. He drove the Sugar Skulls 38 yards in five plays to regain the lead.

"We knew it was going to be tough to come in here and play," said head coach Marcus Coleman. "Bismarck has been playing teams tough all year. It was just a matter of us finishing a game which I thought we did."

Mike Jones rushed for 59 yards and also had 51 yards receiving.

The Sugar Skulls are now in fifth place with a 6-5 record, and host the unbeaten Arizona Rattlers next Saturday.