SPOKANE, Wash - After a first quarter that saw no points in either direction, the Empire found the endzone just often enough to secure a 36-24 win over the Colorado Crush.
Outside of kickoff returns - Spokane edged Colorado in every statistical category.
Clinging to a five point lead with minutes to go in the 4th quarter, the Empire D-Line broke through and forced the Crush quarterback to cough up the football. On the ensuing drive - Charles Dowdell found Bryan Pray to put the Empire up 12 and out of reach for the Crush.
Spokane (4-2) will travel to Phoenix to face the Arizona Rattlers Friday.