Soul knock off SJ to win Arena Bowl and Beat Eagles to first championship
July 27, 2008
CBSSports.com wire reports
NEW ORLEANS -- Matt D'Orazio threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Philadelphia Soul to their first Arena Bowl victory, beating defending AFL champion San Jose 59-56 on Sunday.
Philadelphia scored on all six of its first-half possessions and took the lead for good with three consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter, then survived a frantic San Jose rally in the final minute.
San Jose, trying to become the first repeat Arena Football League champion since Tampa Bay in 1995-96, lost for the first time in four Arena Bowl appearances.
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