Culpepper's late scramble delivers victory for Mountain Lions

For those of you who may not have noticed, another UFL week of action has begun.

And in this regard, “those of you” means “most of you.”  Or, possibly, “all of you.”

But roughly 10,000 people in Florida noticed; they attended the game played between the Sacramento Mountain Lions and the Florida Tuskers.

In the end, the Mountain Lions scored a late 21-17 victory, thanks to a 10-yard run on a quarterback draw from quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

The game was played in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, the site of Culpepper’s college exploits with Central Florida.

The winning touchdown, which came with two minutes remaining, capped a 71-yard drive that came after Culpepper threw an interception that later gave Florida a 17-12 lead.

The win, Sacramento’s second of the season over the Tuskers, pushes the Mountain Lions to 2-3.  Florida also has won two and lost three.

In this week’s other UFL game, the Hartford Colonials face the Las Vegas Locos on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.  The Omaha Nighthawks play the role of the fifth wheel in Week Six.

38 responses to “Culpepper's late scramble delivers victory for Mountain Lions

  1. Sweet! I had him on my fantasy team… now if the Colonials defense can muster a few turnover, I should be in business!

  2. Sweet! I had him on my fantasy team… now if the Colonials defense can muster a few turnover, I should be in business!

  3. Daunte wouldn’t be better for the Raiders than Jason Campbell ??? … Really ….
    At least he can throw the ball downfield

  4. Daunte wouldn’t be better for the Raiders than Jason Campbell ??? … Really ….
    At least he can throw the ball downfield

  5. Daunte’s home!!!!
    Thank god he’s not in the NFL because he doesn’t have the talent or work ethic to be in a great league anymore.
    I cannot believe that the media believed that a quarterback would do well when his TRIPLE KNEE-LIGAMENT INJURY (yes, I make it capitalized because his critics were that optimistic when it was they should be called brazen idiots that need slaps upside their heads) caused him to only play 6 games where he threw 6 touchdowns versus 12 interceptions.
    He didn’t capitalize enough on his opportunities after Minnesota because he threw 14 touchdowns versus 20 interceptions in his next (and last) 24 games. Plus the work ethic never stayed consistent or great all the time because in his first season in Detroit, Jay Glazer reported that he weighed in at 292.
    His stats and “off the field” issues are what people ignore too much and that is why I am rooting for him to stay in the UFL and never start in the NFL. If people just stop always feeling sorry for him they’ll finally listen to people like me and know what the facts are instead of throwing ridiculous pity parties. Culpepper deserves no NFL home to start.

  6. Daunte’s home!!!!
    Thank god he’s not in the NFL because he doesn’t have the talent or work ethic to be in a great league anymore.
    I cannot believe that the media believed that a quarterback would do well when his TRIPLE KNEE-LIGAMENT INJURY (yes, I make it capitalized because his critics were that optimistic when it was they should be called brazen idiots that need slaps upside their heads) caused him to only play 6 games where he threw 6 touchdowns versus 12 interceptions.
    He didn’t capitalize enough on his opportunities after Minnesota because he threw 14 touchdowns versus 20 interceptions in his next (and last) 24 games. Plus the work ethic never stayed consistent or great all the time because in his first season in Detroit, Jay Glazer reported that he weighed in at 292.
    His stats and “off the field” issues are what people ignore too much and that is why I am rooting for him to stay in the UFL and never start in the NFL. If people just stop always feeling sorry for him they’ll finally listen to people like me and know what the facts are instead of throwing ridiculous pity parties. Culpepper deserves no NFL home to start.

  7. For those unaware the UFL games are streamed live on their website and last nights game between Florida and Sacramento was a good one to watch. Video highlights will also be available on the site within 24 hours for the curious few. Was 10-9 Florida going into the 4th quarter with 3 lead changes and a 21-17 win for Sacramento. Culpepper actually played well last night, unlike the week before vs. Vegas. Tomorrow I’ll be at the Vegas-Hartford game. Go Locos! Thanks for giving UFL some decent coverage Mike Florio even the humor is great. The jabs from the other posters are funny but sometimes prove there are too many “sports snobs” running amuck.

  8. For those unaware the UFL games are streamed live on their website and last nights game between Florida and Sacramento was a good one to watch. Video highlights will also be available on the site within 24 hours for the curious few. Was 10-9 Florida going into the 4th quarter with 3 lead changes and a 21-17 win for Sacramento. Culpepper actually played well last night, unlike the week before vs. Vegas. Tomorrow I’ll be at the Vegas-Hartford game. Go Locos! Thanks for giving UFL some decent coverage Mike Florio even the humor is great. The jabs from the other posters are funny but sometimes prove there are too many “sports snobs” running amuck.

  9. The game drew more than the Phoenix Coyotes drew against the Kings.
    Get Hockey out of the sun belt (With a few exceptions).

  10. The game drew more than the Phoenix Coyotes drew against the Kings.
    Get Hockey out of the sun belt (With a few exceptions).

  11. This country loves football! The UFL pulls in more fans per game than half of MLB on any given day… The Rays player are envious.

  12. This country loves football! The UFL pulls in more fans per game than half of MLB on any given day… The Rays player are envious.

  13. No way 10,000 people were in those stands. Does attendance include television viewers? Maybe I tuned in late, but I kept wondering how they were making money with no one in the stands. Maybe it was a bad camera angle. It looked like less attendance than our local minor team… the Indianapolis Indians.
    The NFL is enough for me — thursday’s are reserved for It’s Always Sunny and The League anyway.

  14. No way 10,000 people were in those stands. Does attendance include television viewers? Maybe I tuned in late, but I kept wondering how they were making money with no one in the stands. Maybe it was a bad camera angle. It looked like less attendance than our local minor team… the Indianapolis Indians.
    The NFL is enough for me — thursday’s are reserved for It’s Always Sunny and The League anyway.

  15. i remember when culpepper used to score 5 tds a week lol.. he still has gas left …ufls already startin to get more popular.. they must love goodell lolol.. and i love rooney speakin out..speaks volumes because owners NEVER get involved so u know somethings messed up

  16. i remember when culpepper used to score 5 tds a week lol.. he still has gas left …ufls already startin to get more popular.. they must love goodell lolol.. and i love rooney speakin out..speaks volumes because owners NEVER get involved so u know somethings messed up

  17. PFT,
    Can you guys please stop ruining the games with headlines that give away the winner. I actually watch the games, but in tape delay. I also love to keep up with NFL news with your website. Unfortunately, I keep stumbling across your headline revealing the winner before I get to watch the game. It would be a lot cooler if you guys just titled your UFL reports “UFL Report”. That would make it possible to quickly scroll past the report to preserve the outcome. I know that I am an unreasonably avid football fan, and I also watch CFL, but this does not seem to be an unreasonable request. Please stop titling your UFL posts with spoilers for the game. Thanks!

  18. PFT,
    Can you guys please stop ruining the games with headlines that give away the winner. I actually watch the games, but in tape delay. I also love to keep up with NFL news with your website. Unfortunately, I keep stumbling across your headline revealing the winner before I get to watch the game. It would be a lot cooler if you guys just titled your UFL reports “UFL Report”. That would make it possible to quickly scroll past the report to preserve the outcome. I know that I am an unreasonably avid football fan, and I also watch CFL, but this does not seem to be an unreasonable request. Please stop titling your UFL posts with spoilers for the game. Thanks!

  19. PFT,
    Can you guys please stop ruining the games with headlines that give away the winner. I actually watch the games, but in tape delay. I also love to keep up with NFL news with your website. Unfortunately, I keep stumbling across your headline revealing the winner before I get to watch the game. It would be a lot cooler if you guys just titled your UFL reports “UFL Report”. That would make it possible to quickly scroll past the report to preserve the outcome. I know that I am an unreasonably avid football fan, and I also watch CFL, but this does not seem to be an unreasonable request. Please stop titling your UFL posts with spoilers for the game. Thanks!

  20. PFT,
    Can you guys please stop ruining the games with headlines that give away the winner. I actually watch the games, but in tape delay. I also love to keep up with NFL news with your website. Unfortunately, I keep stumbling across your headline revealing the winner before I get to watch the game. It would be a lot cooler if you guys just titled your UFL reports “UFL Report”. That would make it possible to quickly scroll past the report to preserve the outcome. I know that I am an unreasonably avid football fan, and I also watch CFL, but this does not seem to be an unreasonable request. Please stop titling your UFL posts with spoilers for the game. Thanks!

  21. to Rbais2: maybe you need to check out the FACTS yourself. Culpepper’s career stats are 149 TDs and 106 INTs with a 63% completion percentage and 87.8% QB rating. It’s amazing that there are many no-name QBs with no experience and no records comparable to Culpepper who are starting now in NFL (mostly to poor results, too). It’s interesting that UFL has Garcia (still good), Culpepper, McCown, Bollinger — all of whom are better than many of the no-names playing in the NFL today. I lived in Minnesota during Culpepper’s time there and he always had a great rep for a strong work ethic. The only off-field issues was the boat issue and he was found in a court of law to be innocent (the charges were unfounded). He has always been well-regarded by his teammates and coaches.

  22. to Rbais2: maybe you need to check out the FACTS yourself. Culpepper’s career stats are 149 TDs and 106 INTs with a 63% completion percentage and 87.8% QB rating. It’s amazing that there are many no-name QBs with no experience and no records comparable to Culpepper who are starting now in NFL (mostly to poor results, too). It’s interesting that UFL has Garcia (still good), Culpepper, McCown, Bollinger — all of whom are better than many of the no-names playing in the NFL today. I lived in Minnesota during Culpepper’s time there and he always had a great rep for a strong work ethic. The only off-field issues was the boat issue and he was found in a court of law to be innocent (the charges were unfounded). He has always been well-regarded by his teammates and coaches.

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