Top Moments: St. Louis BattleHawks 29, New York Guardians 9
New York Guardians @ St. Louis BattleHawks
Catch up on the live photos and video from the third game of the XFL's Week 3 schedule. The St. Louis BattleHawks (1-1) play their first home game Sunday at The Dome at America's Center, bringing pro football back to The Lou.
They'll host the New York Guardians (1-1), who are also looking to rebound from a Week 2 loss.
Both squads aim to create elbow room in the East. Should the DC Defenders (2-0) lose Sunday evening, the winner of this clash would be tied for first place.
FINAL: BATTLEHAWKS 29, GUARDIANS 9
4th QTR: TRADE ... for cookies
An excited fan trades her box of Thin Mints to BattleHawks DT Casey Sayles for a BattleHawks football.
That's a win-win.
4th QTR: 2nd QB change
Luis Perez is in under center for the Guardians.
He finds Austin Duke for an eight-yard touchdown connection.
3rd QTR: Cooking up something?
Tim Cook rumbles for 33 yards, trying to kick-start the Guardians as the third quarter winds down.
3rd QTR: Absolute blast
Taylor Russolino. 58 yards. BOOM.
2nd QTR: Snatched
BattleHawks safety Kenny Robinson halts a Guardians half-closing drive with an interception.
St. Louis will stay ahead 23-3 as the clock clicks down to halftime.
2nd QTR: Cashing in
The blocked punt pays off: After yielding to Christine Michael on the opening score after carrying the setup freight, Matt Jones gets in on the action, adding a touchdown run to his already robust ground day.
St. Louis' fun didn't stop there: Alonzo Russell caught a double-pass from Jordan Ta'amu and De'Mornay Pierson-El for a successful two-point conversion -- the BattleHawks' first PAT conversion of the season.
23-3 BattleHawks with a little over a minute remaining in the half.
2nd QTR: BattleBlocked
Carlton Agudosi blocks a Guardians punt, and St. Louis winds up with possession at the Guardians' 17-yard line.
2nd QTR: Despite some pains, moving chains
Christine Michael fights off Guardians defenders for an efforted first-down run to keep St. Louis' offense on the field.
An eventual field goal makes it 15-3 St. Louis with 4:24 left in the second quarter.
2nd QTR: More history
A lateral on the ensuing kickoff return featured a lateral from Keith Mumphery to Joe Powell, who eventually took it to the house, surviving the sidelines and a review of where he stepped.
It's the first kickoff returned for a TD in league history.
The following two-point conversion attempt failed.
12-3 BattleHawks in the second quarter
2nd QTR: Drilled
Matthew McCrane powers a 53-yard field goal to get the Guardians on the board.
6-3 BattleHawks in the second quarter
1st QTR: McGloin out of game
An apparent injury is keeping Guardians QB Matt McGloin out of the game. Marquise Williams is in with a little over a minute left in the first quarter.
1st QTR: Run, Run, Run
The BattleHawks got a 47-yard run from Matt Jones, followed up by a 14-yard TD scamper from Christine Michael for a devastating start to their first home game.
Unsuccessful two-point conversion makes it 6-0 BattleHawks.
PREGAME: GARGOYLE INVASION
Guardians cornerback Jamar Summers wants to test the indoor audio of his trash talk:
PREGAME: HOME DIGS
A new edition of St. Louis "blues":
PREGAME: YOU MAY ENTER
The explosiveness was already on display as the BattleHawks merely got off the bus.