While playing in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship yesterday, Team USA beat France 82-0. That’s 12 touchdowns, 2 missed 2 Point Conversions, and 10 PATs. In fact, the United States scored touchdowns on their first 12 drives but chose to run the clock down on their last possession. One TD came on a defensive fumble recovery, another on a recovered blocked punt.
Check out the tweet from Team USA’s QB Kevin Burke:
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82-0 is an absolute beat down, but France is far from the worst team in the tournament. France beat Australia 53-3, and Australia beat South Korea 47-6.
So who’s on Team USA? A bunch of college studs who graduated recently and are not on either NFL or CFL rosters. Running backs Aaron Wimbley (Iowa State) and Sadale Foster (Texas Tech) individually outgained France with 117 yards and 81 yards, respectively. France gained 75 yards overall.
The big question that we have is who is on these international teams? A lot of times with tournaments like these, players from the United States with ancestral relations to other nations will play for that country. That’s the reason a country like Haiti can win the Street Hockey World Championship (the team was comprised almost entirely of Haitian-Canadians).
Wait, I think we have the answer.
Yup, OK I guess they really are international players.
The USA will play against Japan on Sunday for the gold medal.