After playing back-to-back games against the Spokane Empire — and losing both — the Tri-Cities Fever no doubt will be happy to see someone else line up today across the line of scrimmage.
The Fever are on the road to take on the Cedar Rapids Titans at 5:05 p.m.
The Fever, who lost to Spokane 52-39 and 53-51, come into the game 3-6 overall and 1-3 on the road. In fourth place in the Intense Conference, they trail the third-place Billings Wolves by a single game and are just 1 1/2 back of the second-place Nebraska Danger, who have lost three straight.
At 6-4, Cedar Rapids is in third place in the United Conference. The Titans are 4-1 at home, including a 60-57 win over IFL heavyweight Sioux Falls.
The Titans are fourth in the league in scoring (51.9 ppg) despite ranking second from the bottom in total yards (217.9). Their defense leads the IFL in sacks (23) and is tied for the league lead with five fumble recoveries.
Cedar Rapids QB Dylan Favre has been one of the IFL’s best, leading the league in completion precentage (63.3 percent) and yards (1,531). However, he’s also tops in throwing interceptions (13), which could mean a big night for Fever defensive back Dee Maggitt Jr., whose seven picks are three more than anyone else in the IFL.
The Fever are second in the league in points allowed (44.6) but rank eighth in points scored (42.1).