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Fever Hope to Hand Omaha Their First Defeat

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Fever take to the road this week, smashing helmets with the undefeated Omaha Beef down in Nebraska on Friday night.

Offensively, the Fever are the best team to date Omaha has faced. Tri-Cities boasts the 2nd best scoring offense and passing attack in the Indoor Football League.

This success can be attributed to a close knit core of players that trust each other.

"Just me trusting the line, knowing I don't have to worry about being hit," said Fever Quarterback Houston Lillard. "It gives me the opportunity to let the ball go early and get the ball in the receiver's hands. For the most part, they just make the play after they catch the ball."

"I think we have clicked off the field as well as on the field, and I think that's helped a lot," said Fever Receiver Steven Whitehead. "We just have to go out there and protect the ball, worry about what we can do, and what we can control. What they do really matters not, as long as we do what we're supposed to take care of, business will be handled."