SALT LAKE CITY (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Power were looking to get back in the win column Saturday night, but ended up getting burned by the Utah Blaze.
Tommy Grady completed 31 of 39 passes for 313 yards and 10 touchdowns as the Blaze (6-7) trounced the Power (7-6) 81-40.
Grady connected with Alvance Robinson to open the scoring with 12:53 to play in the opening quarter and Utah never looked back.
Pittsburgh trailed 21-13 after the first quarter and 41-27 at the half.
The second half wasn’t much better for the Power, as the Blaze opened the floodgates with six more touchdowns.
Quarterback Kevin McCabe started the game for Pittsburgh, but was sacked twice in the first three possessions. On both occasions, he fumbled and Utah recovered.
He was pulled from the game after the second turnover and was replaced by Chris Wallace.
Wallace completed 19 of 39 passes for 196 yards and four touchdowns.
Aaron LeSue finished the game with 11 catches for 97 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Blaze.
Jerome Mathis led the way for the Power with six receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
The lopsided loss was the worst of the season for Pittsburgh.
The Power will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they host the Milwaukee Mustangs on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.