Voodoo pick up big win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2005

NEW ORLEANS-QB Andy Kelly threw six touchdown passes and New Orleans got a strong defensive effort as the VooDoo cruised to a 64-28 victory over the Columbus Destroyers in the New Orleans Arena.

The VooDoo (7-4) broke a two-game losing streak with a club record-tying 64 points on offense along with three turnovers on downs and a pair of fumble recoveries on defense in front of 16,108 in the Arena.

Kelly completed 19-of-27 passes for 229 yards and six scores as he was selected as the Offensive Player of the Game. New Orleans WR/DB Carl Bond, who had nine receptions for 102 yards and three TDs on offense and three tackles on defense, was the U.S. Army Ironman of the Game. VooDoo OL/DL B.J. Cohen, who had six tackles and three sacks – including one for a safety for New Orleans’ first points of the game – was selected as the ADT Defensive Player of the Game.

New Orleans held Columbus (1-10) to 226 yards of total offense in the victory. Destroyers QB Matt D’Orazio completed 16-of-25 passes for 129 yards and one touchdown.

Aaron Bailey had seven catches for 76 yards and three TDs for the VooDoo. Groce led the Destroyers with eight catches for 70 yards and two TDs.

New Orleans goes on the road next Saturday night to play the Grand Rapids Rampage (6:30 pm CT) in Van Andel Arena. Columbus will return home next Friday to host Dallas (7 pm ET) in Nationwide Arena.