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Barry Werner

Houston Roughnecks overcome turnovers to topple Arlington Renegades in XFL 2023

If the Houston Roughnecks play a full 60 minutes, the rest of the XFL is going to be in trouble.

Wade Phillips’ team played a sloppy second quarter, plagued by turnovers, before righting itself Sunday in a 23-14 victory over the Arlington Renegades.

The Roughnecks were cruising after a quarter, leading 11-0. Then, they started to lose their handle on the football.

Arlington forced a pair of turnovers on special teams and converted it into 14 points before the break.

Halftime settled the Roughnecks, who have yet to lose in incarnation II or III of the fledgling league.

They got a Brandon Silvers TD pass in the third quarter to Cedric Byrd and a  Max Borghi score on a 4-yard run in the fourth to open the nine-point margin of victory.

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