Utah Blaze: Blaze enter desperation mode against Chicago

Published: Friday, June 7 2013 5:06 p.m. MDT

The Utah Blaze's Shannon Tevaga (#71) and Aaron Lesue tackle the Tampa Bay Storm's Chris Smith during a football game at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — The Utah Blaze wrap up a three-game road swing at Chicago with intentions of avoiding their second three-game losing streak of the season.

After setbacks against San Jose and San Antonio, Utah (4-6) is officially in desperation mode as it continues to fall further out of contention in division play. The Blaze take on the Chicago Rush (6-5) on Saturday at 6 p.m. inside the BMO Harris Bank Center in a rematch of the Blaze's 59-56 loss in Salt Lake City.

Chicago’s offense has been cruising at Mach speed as of late. Quarterback Carson Coffman earned Offensive Player of the Week honors after an eight-touchdown performance in the Rush’s 63-55 win over Orlando last week. Reggie Gray, who lit Utah up with nine receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the previous meeting, tops the AFL with 2,066 all-purpose yards.

Utah Blaze on the air

Utah Blaze (4-6) at Chicago Rush (6-5)

Saturday, 6 p.m.

Rockford, Ill.

Radio: 97.5-FM

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