In a short season by both NFL and college standards, AAF teams have just 10 weeks to make their mark. So to say Saturday’s game between the Stallions and Memphis Express could be season-defining for both teams is no exaggeration.
The Stallions and Express are each 1-4 at the halfway point of the season and running out of time to fix whatever ails them.
The Stallions generally played well in last week’s game at San Diego, but were ultimately undone by turnovers in a 27-25 loss the Fleet. The Express are also coming off a tough loss, falling 23-20 to Atlanta.
SALT LAKE STALLIONS VS. MEMPHIS EXPRESS
At Rice-Eccles Stadium
When • Saturday, 2 p.m.
Stream • B/R Live
The Stallions are putting up numbers. Quarterback Josh Woodrum threw for 380 yards against the Fleet, and his total 823 passing yards this season is good enough for fourth in the AAF. And running back Joel Bouagnon is seventh in the league with 220 rushing yards, averaging close 4 yards per carry. He has scored TDs in each of the Stallions last four games.
The Express has struggled offensively, possessing the ball for just over 21 minutes against the Legends and going only 1-of-9 converting third downs.
On Saturday, Memphis will face the AAF’s No. 1 rushing defense. The Stallions yield just 83 yards per game on the ground.