The Green Bay Blizzard (0-1) fell behind early Friday night at the Resch Center and could not quite make up enough ground against a very physical Sioux Falls team. Sioux Falls (1-0), the defending IFL champions, gave Green Bay all they could handle beating the Blizzard 64-41.
The IFL's leading rushing attack from 2012 stumbled out of the gate as the Blizzard, who averaged 104.1 rushing yards per game last season managed only 37 yards, while the Storm rushed for 171. New Blizzard RB Joshua Murray finished the game with only 10 yards while the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alum Levell Coppage finished the game with only 11.
One of the key plays early in the game occurred when the Blizzard were unable to capitalize on a turnover on downs by the Storm early in the second quarter. Blizzard quarterback Donovan Porterie fumbled on the ensuing possession to give Sioux Falls the ball right back.