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Renegades Beat Roughnecks to Attain 2023 XFL Championship as Followers Reward HC Bob Stoops

Francisco RosaApril 30, 2023Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesIn one of the most stunning upsets of the season, the Arlington Renegades are moving on to the XFL Championship Game.The Renegades took down the Houston Roughnecks, the top-seeded team in the South Division, 26-11 on Saturday.Not only did the Renegades enter the postseason as the only

Renegades Beat Roughnecks to Attain 2023 XFL Championship as Followers Reward HC Bob Stoops

Francisco RosaApril 30, 2023

ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 31: Arlington Renegades offensive lineman Mike Horton spikes the football after a touchdown during the game between the Arlington Renegades and the Seattle Seadragons on March 31, 2023 at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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In one of the beautiful upsets of the season, the Arlington Renegades are transferring on to the XFL Championship Recreation.

The Renegades took down the Houston Roughnecks, the top-seeded crew within the South Division, 26-11 on Saturday.

Not solely did the Renegades enter the postseason as the one crew with a shedding report at 4-6, however Roughnecks additionally dominated them of their two conferences throughout the common season.

The 2 groups met final week for the ultimate sport of the common season, and Houston blew out its in-state rivals, 25-9.

But it surely’s extraordinarily exhausting to beat a crew thrice in a 12 months, which the Renegades solely confirmed Saturday.

Led by legendary school coach Bob Stoops, Arlington had gamers everywhere in the roster make a huge effect within the win, however none greater than the duo of quarterback Luis Perez and receiver JaVonta Payton.

Perez threw for a game-high 289 yards to go together with three touchdowns and no interceptions whereas finishing 19 of his 27 passes. Payton was benefactor of a handful of these passes, ending with 121 yards and two scores.

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Stoops’ protection got here up large as properly, holding an explosive Houston offense to solely 11 factors. It was beforehand held to underneath 20 factors solely thrice throughout the common season.

Twitter was singing Stoops’ praises following the win.

Erik “T-Bo” Thibault @ErikThibault

Bob Stoops masterclass within the first half #XFL2023

XFL Heart @XFLCenter

The 4-6 #Renegades defeat the 7-3 #Roughnecks within the #XFL South Championship, 26-11.

Though no person anticipated this to occur, you’ll be able to’t take away from the ABSOLUTE CLINIC that Bob Stoops’ squad placed on in all three phases tonight.#ARLvsHOU | #XFL2023

mr. pov 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇪🇺 @mrpovNA

Gotta give it to the @XFLRenegades. 👏👏

third sport vs. one another and we’re seeing why Bob Stoops is a superb soccer coach. The group—what a pleasant rebound and energy to make the playoffs, win towards a SB profitable coach as we speak and play for the #XFL Championship.

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An enormous win!

Cason @ousoonerfan

Renegades are about to go to the XFL Championship!!! Strategy to go @CoachBobStoops

Cason @ousoonerfan

LFG!!!! Which may have been the dagger for Bob and the Renegades.

Ryan Abernathy @absonjourney

Massive Recreation Bob is within the @XFL2023 #Renegades

Matt Wilson 🌵 @TheWolf6674

They do not name him Massive Recreation Bob for nothing! Congrats to my man Coach Stoops and our hometown @XFLRenegades on the South Division Championship!!!!

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The Renegades profitable the championship within the revamped league’s first season could be an unbelievable storyline contemplating how far they’ve come.

They’re set to face the winner of Sunday’s sport between the DC Defenders and Seattle Sea Dragons, each of whom have been one of the best groups within the XFL for a lot of the 12 months.

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