The Rough Riders took on the top team in the NEFL's Wisconsin Division (Fox Valley Force). Many thought that the Force would come into Paul Giel Field and handle the Rough Riders with ease. That was not the case. The game was close throughout. The Rough Riders started the scoring with a 38 TD pass from Karl Hoffmann to Doug Crawley. Extra point no good. 6-0
The Force got on the board with the help of their defense by intercepting a Hoffmann pass and running it down to the one yard line. They would score one play later. Extra point good. 6-7.
Special teams hurt the Rough Riders for the second game in a row when they gave the Force's next score. A 78 yard punt return made it 14-6.
Drew Emmel made the score 14-9 with a 37 yard field goal right before halftime.
The Rough Riders took the lead late in the 3rd quarter when Hoffmann found CJ Woods with a 38 yard TD pass. They also connected on a two point conversion. Rough Riders 17-14.
That would be all the scoring the Rough Riders could manage as the Force scored the final 10 points of the game. Force 24 Rough Riders 17.
The defense played really well. The Force came into this game averaging well over 40 points. Standout linebacker Will Hoglund continues to be tied for first in the league with sacks (4).