ROSEMONT. Ill. James MacPherson threw for 326 yards and had a hand in seven touchdowns, and the Grand Rapids Rampage upset the Chicago Rush 58-41 on Sunday to advance to the Arena Football League conference finals.
Kenny Higgins had 14 catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns and WR Cole Magner contributed 15 catches for 117 yards and two scores for the Rampage (8-10), who reached the playoffs with a sub-.500 record and had lost to Chicago twice during the regular season.
Grand Rapids will visit defending champion San Jose on Saturday for the American Conference title. The winner advances to the Arena Bowl in New Orleans on July 27.