Marty Schottenheimer, the sixth winningest coach in NFL history, coached his first game with the newest franchise of the UFL to a victory as his Destroyers pounced on Nighthawks turnovers and penalties in a 23-13 win. Former Husker Eric Crouch made his first start at quarterback and played organized ball for the first time since 2006…and it showed.
Crouch was in on 8 of the teams 13 offensive series and went just 8 of 23 for 99 yards and an interception on a ball that slipped out of his hands. “Overall it was good just to break the ice and play in the game, but obviously the dropped passes and turnovers hurt us.”
Making the transition from boardroom to sideline, former TD Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia was unable to guide his home Omaha team to a win. “I’m not sure anyone else beat us, but our penalties and turnovers lost the game tonight,” said Moglia.