Orlando Apollos Vs Memphis Express Preview



The 2-0 Orlando Apollos lead by legend head coach Steve Spurrier that has an offensive that is firing on all cylinders. This has been due to the dependable arm of QB Garrett Gilbert who threw for 393 yards and 2 TD’s on 28 attempts. This was due, in part, to his connection with WR Charles Johnson who exploded for 192 yards and 1 TD on 7 catches. Which was highlighted by a 54 yard bomb to Johnson.


The offense is the only thing firing on all cylinders. Spurrier’s troll game hasn’t lost a step either, taking a chance to take a slight jab at the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Memphis Express led by Head Coach Mike Singletary, have not being able to get anything going, and have started the season 0-2. The problems start with QB Christen Hackenberg, and has thrown for 189 yards over two games. Which is a league low. If this express are two have a shot against the Apollos, they will need to keep pace with the 139 yards rushing per game which is 4th best in the league, and protect Hackenberg who has taken some tough hits lately.

Singletary stated when asked about this week’s matchup vs the Apollos,

“When you look at their offense, they’re clicking pretty well… They’re doing a great job protecting the quarterback and coming up with schemes to make sure he’s comfortable. It’s a good scheme. We’ve got our hands full this week on the road.”

In what should be a fairly easy matchup for Spurrier’s Apollos, they should not take an underwhelming team struggling to get their first win lightly though. If they are able to keep all cylinders firing on offense, and have another competent game on defense. The Apollos should be 3-0 heading into week 4.