Tri-Cities took on the Alaska Wild Saturday night without its starting quarterback, Zillah native Andy Collins. So, relatively inexperienced IFL back Houston Lillard stepped in. He filled in quite nicely in the Fever's 56-48 win over Alaska at home.
Lillard threw for 214 yards on 21-28 passing for 6 TDs. He looked comfortable and seemed to have command of the offense from the start. Especially in the second quarter when the Fever put up 29 points on the Wild.
Lillard got the entire offense involved. The standout though from the receiving end had to be Brandon Copeland. He had nine receptions for 116 yards and 4 touchdowns. Clearly becoming the go to option in Saturday night's win.
Fever improved to 2-5 on the season with the win over the Wild.