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St. Louis BattleHawks: 2020 Season Review

In the 2020 Season Review series, we're recapping the results, highlights, and stats from the first XFL season. 

Read all eight team wrap-ups as we roll them out:

St. Louis BattleHawks 2020 XFL season review

3-2 (T-1st, East)

  • Home: 2-0
  • Away: 1-2
  • vs. East: 1-1
  • Against The Spread: 3-2

 

WEEKW/LOPPSCOREATSOVER/UNDER
1Wat DAL15-9WU
2Lat HOU28-24WO
3WNY29-9WU
4WSEA23-16LO
5Lat DC15-6LU
      

Statement Win

Week 3 Highlights: St. Louis BattleHawks 29, New York Guardians 9

Week 3: St. Louis BattleHawks 29, New York Guardians 9

Pro football returned to St. Louis with a thunderous win for the home squad.

The BattleHawks thoroughly controlled their home opener, with highlights including the first XFL kickoff return TD in history (more on that later); a blocked punt; and a league-long 58-yard field goal.

With a 1-1 record heading into this clash, the BattleHawks started to solidify themselves as a possible contender and would also go on to win in Week 4.


LB Dexter McCoil

McCoil transitioned from safety to linebacker and finished tied for third in combined tackles (36) -- one of those sharing third was teammate Terence Garvin -- while also registering one sack and two tackles for a loss.

K Taylor Russolino

Russolino drilled the aforementioned 58-yarder and went 9-for-10 on attempts last season. He probably would've been perfect if he had a better snap on his missed try.


Joe Powell takes a kickoff to the house for the XFL's first return TD

Week 3: First XFL kick-return TD

Keith Mumphery delivered a near-perfect lateral to Joe Powell, who took it to the house and helped record history.

The XFL's first kick-return TD in front of St. Louis' first pro football in years ... that was fun.


OFFENSIVE EFFICIENCY

CategoryStat (Rank)
Pts/G19.4 (4)
Pts/Play0.279 (7)
Avg Score Margin4.0 (2)
Yds/G349.6 (2)
Yds/Play5.03 (5)
Plays/G69.4 (2)
Yds/Play5.03 (5)
Rush Play%58.0% (1)
Pass Play%38.61% (8)

 

PASSING

CategoryStat (Rank)
Pass Yds1050 (5)
Comp%72.4% (1)
Yards/Pass7.8 (1)
Pass TD5 (T4)
INT2 (1)

 

RUSHING

CategoryStat (Rank)
Rush Yds779 (2)
Rush Yds/G130.2 (3)
Yards/Rush3.9 (T6)
Rush TD5 (T2)

 

EXTRA POINTS

CategoryStat
1-pt0/3 (0%)
2-pt2/8 (25%)
3-pt--
TOTAL2/11 (18%)

 

GAME CONTROL

CategoryStat (Rank)
Takeaways4 (8)
Turnovers3 (1)
TO Margin+1 (5)
3rd Down Conv%46.2% (1)
4th Down Conv%50.0% (T3)
Red Zone TD%50.0% (4)
Team Pen Yds244 (5)

 

DEFENSIVE EFFICIENCY

CategoryStat (Rank)
Opp Pts/G15.4 (1)
Opp Pts/Play0.292 (3)
Opp Yds/G260.2 (2)
Opp Yds/Play5.12 (2)
Opp Plays/Game50.8 (2)
Opp Rush Yds/G116.4 (6)
Opp Pass Yds/G143.8 (1)
Opp Yards/Rush5.2 (8)
Opp Yards/Pass5.4 (1)

 

DEFENSIVE EVENTS

CategoryStat (Rank)
Sacks9 (T4)
QB Hits21 (7)
Interceptions4 (6)
Passes Defensed12 (8)
Fumble Recoveries0 (8)
Forced Fumbles0 (8)
Defensive/Special Teams TDs1 (T3)

 

More: STL Team Stats


QUARTERBACKS

NameCOMPATT%YDSAVGTDLGINTRUSHRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLG
Jordan Ta'amu971347210507.85432412175.3137

Notable: Ta'amu's 72% completion rate led the XFL.

 

RUNNING BACKS

NameRUSHRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLGRECREC YDSAVGREC TDLG
Matt Jones803143.914722512.5125
Jordan Ta'amu412175.3137----------
Christine Michael5917831204228.8014
Keith Ford10525.221615505

Notable: Jones' 314 rushing yards ranked second in the XFL.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

NameTARRECYDSAVGTDLG
L'Damian Washington282125212140
De'Mornay Pierson-El26232099.1241
Alonzo Russell191516110.7128
Brandon Reilly10710715.3021
Keith Mumphery7610217043
Marcus Lucas2212857.1014
Carlton Agudosi223216027

Notable: Washington finished eighth in receiving yards.

KICKER

NameFGFGA
Taylor Russolino910

 

DEFENSE: TACKLES

NameTAKASCMB
Dexter McCoil211536
Terence Garvin191736
Will Hill27633

 

DEFENSE: SACKS

 

DEFENSE: INTERCEPTIONS

Notable: Robinson and Hill finished tied for second in interceptions.

PUNTS

NamePUNTSYDSAVGLG
Marquette King1986845.763

 

More: STL Player Stats