SEATTLE — The San Antonio Brahmas capped off their three-game road trip with a 15-6 loss to the Seattle Sea Dragons (2-2) at Lumen Field in Seattle on Saturday night, failing to solve their offensive woes.
The loss is the second in three games for the Brahmas, who are in third place in the XFL South Division.
For the second consecutive weekend, San Antonio’s offense struggled to find its footing. Last weekend, they failed to convert on the goal line for a touchdown and Saturday saw them fail to reach the end zone. Overall, the Brahams collected less than 200 yards of total offense for the game.
“It doesn’t feel good,” San Antonio Head Coach Hines Ward said. “I know our players aren’t too happy, but it’s up to me. It’s my job to make some changes offensively, and hopefully provide the spark so we can turn things around.”
San Antonio quarterback Jack Coan was under pressure from the Seattle defense all night long, completing 2o of his 39 passes for 189 yards, averaging just 4.8 yards per throw, and getting sacked four times. Running backs Kalen Ballage and Jacques Patrick ran for just 21 yards on 11 carries.
“Everyone on offense has to be on the same page. That starts with me,” Coan said. “I take all the responsibility for the loss. I touch the ball on every single play. It’s my job to create points and create plays. It’s everyone being on the same page every single play, and just executing.”
The Brahmas’ defense allowed just nine points through three quarters. Seattle quarterback Ben DiNucci finished 28 of 41 for 264 yards with a touchdown. Despite leading 15-6 late, DiNucci threw an interception that allowed San Antonio one final chance but four consecutive passing plays would be swarmed by the Sea Dragons’ defense.
In his postgame speech to the players, Ward shifted his team’s focus to the Arlington Renegades, who they will play in two consecutive games. Two wins and San Antonio would overtake Arlington for the second spot in the South Division.
“I’m not going to sit up here and make excuses. It starts with the coaches,” he said. “It starts with me evaluating the coaches, seeing if they’re putting our players in the best position to make plays. For whatever reason, we’re not doing that. We’re not scoring touchdowns like we’re capable of doing.”
“I have to look at it and evaluate it, and there will be changes,” Ward added. “We have to do something.”