Sacramento Mountain Lions drop game against Omaha Nighthawks

Cassie Kolias

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The Sacramento Mountain Lions lost the lead in the final quarter, surrendering the win Saturday at Rosenblatt Stadium to the Omaha Nighthawks 20-17.

Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia stole the win from the Mountain Lions with a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jeb Putzier late in the fourth quarter. The Mountain Lions dropped to 1-2 on the season.

Mountain Lions’ quarterback Daunte Culpepper helped to give the team a lead in with 11:28 left in the game. The rally brought the Mountain Lions from a 12-0 deficit and they took the lead 17-12.

The Mountain Lions return home to take on the Las Vegas Locomotives at Hornet Stadium on Oct. 15.

Cassie Kolias can be reached at ckolias@statehornet.com

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