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Rush heads to Texas for Saturday night tilt

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Hoping to snap a two-game losing streak in the Arena Football League after starting the season 4-0, the Rush (4-2) is headed to Texas to take on the Dallas Vigilantes Saturday night at American Airlines Center.
Fans can follow the action with Les Grobstein's webcast at www.arenarush.com, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The last two-game losing streak for the Rush was in June, 2008, and ended with a 75-63 victory against the Dallas Desperados. In the current two-game skid, the Rush has 10 turnovers. And after taking advantage of 13 turnovers the first four games, the Rush has only three take aways in the last two games.
Rush coach Mike Hohensee said after last week's home loss to Iowa, he wouod "do whatever he needed to do," to right the ship.
  Quarterback Russ Michna averaged seven touchdown passes and less than one interception per game in the first four games, but he has thrown five interceptions in the last two contests. Michna completed 115-of-182 passes for 1,718 yards and 33 touchdowns, with eight interceptions.  
Nichiren Flowers continues to be the big surprise of the receiving corps this season.  Flowers is the Rush's second-leading receiver, with 33 receptions for 546 yards and a team-leading 11 touchdowns.
 Newcomer Samie Parker leads the team with 40 catches for 614 yards and eight touchdowns.  A fourth-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004, where in four seasons he had 110 receptions for 1,529 yards and seven TDs.

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