March 7, 2020
The Seattle Dragons (1-4) rolled out of the opening kickoff with an early 14-0 lead, but the Houston Roughnecks (5-0) stormed back to remain undefeated on the back of a 32-23 victory Saturday at TDECU Stadium.
P.J. Walker unleashed 351 yards and three passing touchdowns while completing a whopping 71 percent of his passes. One key was reconnecting with Cam Phillips, who had just one catch in Week 4 but, in Week 5, was targeted 13 times and caught 10 for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
Houston tailback James Butler also enjoyed his second two-touchdown game of the year.
Seattle went with B.J. Daniels under center following his Week 4 breakthrough; he ran for two touchdowns and nearly helped guide the Dragons to an upset.
The Dragons were leading the takeaway battle 3-0 before Daniels lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Houston linebacker DeMarquis Gates the second straight week he had an eventual game-clinching takeaway.