Christian Hackenberg struggles in AAF debut

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2019

Wolford went 18-for-29 with 275 yards and four touchdowns.

The big question facing the AAF, of course, is whether fans were curious to tune in as a one-time thing and will now tune the league out, or whether it can grow that fan base.

The Alamodome claimed its first victim, as Mike Riley's Commanders bludgeoned the Fleet in their inaugural AAF game. Spurrier even threw in a Super Bowl LII callback to close out the first half.

Former Alabama star Trent Richardson tallied a rushing touchdown for Birmingham in the victory.

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The league's first games, which aired Saturday on CBS, averaged 2.913 million viewers, according to Sports TV Ratings.

Birmingham is coached by Tim Lewis.

Christian Hackenberg appeared for his latest team Sunday night, playing for the Memphis Express in the newly formed Alliance of American Football. The Express offense must sort itself out soon, as they next face the upstart Arizona Hotshots. Along with the Apollos, Rick Neuheisel's Arizona team seems to be the most offensively intriguing team in the AAF, one perhaps worth keeping an eye on. Starting for the Salt Lake Stallions, Woodrum went 10-for 22 for 103 yards with one touchdown and one interception before leaving with a hamstring injury. The AAF has secured deals to broadcast the rest of its games for this debut season on a host of platforms including TNT, the NFL Network, CBSSN, and B/R Live.

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