|March 23||vs Jacksonville||
|March 30||vs Cleveland||W 69-37|
|April 6||AT Utah||
|April 12||vs San Antonio||L 36-52|
|April 20||AT Orlando||
|April 27||AT Spokane||W 70-62|
|May 4||vs New Orleans||
|May 10||AT San Jose||L 34-64|
|May 18||AT Pittsburgh||
|May 25||vs Philadelphia||L 55-73|
|June 1||AT Iowa||
|June 8||vs Orlando||L 48-55|
|June 15||AT New Orleans||
|June 22||vs Chicago||L 49-50|
|July 6||vs Spokane||
|July 13||AT San Antonio||L 42-68|
|July 20||vs Pittsburgh||
|July 27||AT Jacksonville||7:00pm|
The Storm might as well have stayed home.
A third West Coast road trip in the season's first two months proved to be too taxing, as did San Jose's pass rush. The Sabercats romped past Tampa Bay 64-34 late Friday.
Adrian McPherson completed just 13 of 29 passes, was sacked six times and was pulled early in the fourth quarter. He was intercepted twice with Ken Fontenette taking the last back for a 36-yard touchdown.
Clearly Tampa Bay missed offensive lineman Alfred McCullough, who is receving a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles. San Jose had two sacks on the first drive en route to a 14-0 lead and Tampa Bay never got comfortable against the rush.
Former Storm and USF player Huey Whittaker played both sides of the ball and touchdowns on each. He recovered a fumble after McPherson was sacked in the end zone making it 28-7.
With all that Tampa Bay looked like it might be turning things around to end the first half. After a perfect onsides kick San Jose had the ball looking to go up four scores, but with :14 remaining Chris Smith picked off Russ Michna. On the next play McPherson went deep to Greg Ellingston for a 37-yard TD and it was 35-21 at the half.
The Storm got the ball to start the third quarter and... McPherson was picked off. San Jose quickly scored and rolled from there.
Ellingson had 143 yards on eight catches and three scores. Michna threw for five touchdown passes.
McPherson did score on both of his rushing attempts to set an Arena record for most running touchdowns by a quarterback in one season.
Tampa Bay was 0-for-8 on third downs. The Storm fell to 5-3 and are at one-win Pittsburgh next Saturday.