Down 35-24 at halftime, things looked bleak for the unbeaten Mexico City Aztecs. In the locker room, the defense woke up and turned a weak first half performance into a second half shutout. Their offense stayed consistent and the Aztecs eventually took care of business, 48-35 against Oklahoma City to keep their undefeated season alive. The Renegades lost their third straight.
Mexico City’s offense produced 617 total yards, including 246 yards on 27 carries from the unstoppable Ray Bentley. Matt Willson finished 24-of-32 for 372 yards and four scores. His favorite target on this day – K.L. Barrett, who impressed on the regular with 9 receptions, 183 yards and two touchdowns. Cornerback King Wallis deflected four passes, now with six on the rookie season (T-7th in the SFL). Pete Bruschi actually outshined Bentley (23 car, 265 yds, 3 TD) but the Renegade defense continued its sluggish streak this month. OKC has allowed 96 first downs in five games, fourth worst in the SFL.
The Renegades will try to snap their skid on the road in San Antonio – OKC beat San Antonio at home in Week 1. Mexico City travels to face Sioux Falls next week.