San Antonio • Just when it appeared the Stallions were about to pull even with the San Antonio Commanders late in Saturday night’s American Alliance of Football game, things went sideways for the visitors from Salt Lake.
The Stallions were in position for a game-tying 2-point conversion try, but De’Vante Bausby picked off Josh Woodrum’s pass attempt and returned it for two points the other way, cementing a 19-15 San Antonio victory before an AAF-record crowd of 30,345 at the Alamodome.
Western Conference-leading San Antonio improved to 5-2 with its fourth straight victory, while last-place Salt Lake saw its record dip to 2-5.
San Antonio quarterback Marquise Williams, who entered in the fourth quarter to replace injured starter Logan Woodside, completed 13 of 19 passes for 164 yards. His 36-yard touchdown pass to Trey Williams and subsequent 2-point conversion toss to Greg Ward gave the hosts a 17-9 lead with 5:25 remaining.
Salt Lake answered with a 21-yard scoring strike from Woodrum to Terrel Newby to cut the lead to 17-15 with 1:55 to play, before Bausby’s pick sealed the win for the Commanders.
Woodrum finished 22 of 35 for 229 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Mike Purcell had two of Salt Lake’s six sacks.