De’Vante Bausby’s interception wraps up Commanders’ victory

Commanders defensive back De'Vante Bausby intercepts a pass and returns it the distance on the Stallions' two-point conversion attempt with 1:54 left in the game. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders defensive back De’Vante Bausby intercepts a pass and returns it the distance on the Stallions’ two-point conversion attempt with 1:54 left in the game. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Commanders took the lead for good in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 19-15 victory over the Salt Lake Stallions.

But the Stallions scored a late touchdown that cut the lead to two points and had a chance to tie the game with a two-point conversion.

Here is the scene:

The Commanders take a six-point lead on a touchdown pass from Marquise Williams to Trey Williams, breaking a 9-9 tie. The Commanders make the two-point conversion to stretch the lead to eight points at 17-9.

The Stallions needed to do the same – score a touchdowna and get the two-point conversion. They got their touchdown on a 21-yard pass from Josh Woodrum to Terrell Newby with 1:54 left in the game.

On the Stallions’ conversion, Woodrun tried to throw the ball out to the left to DeMorney Pierson-El. Commanders defensive back De’Vante Bausby, who entered the weekend leading the AAF in interceptions, swooped in front of Pierson-El to make the pick. Bausby returned it all the way in the other direction – depriving the Stallions of their needed two points and giving the Commanders two more points for the final margin.

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