TAMPA, Fla. -- Carson Coffman ran 1 yard for a touchdown on fourth down with no time left and then threw a two-point conversion pass to Reggie Gray, lifting the Chicago Rush to a 50-49 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm in an Arena Football League game on Saturday night.
Coffman, whose late heroics allowed Chicago (8-6) to maintain its lead in the Central Division of the National Conference, completed 21-of-32 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in addition to rushing for three TDs.
Randy Hippeard had given the Storm (7-7) a 49-42 lead with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Michael Lindsey with 3:52 left.
Hippeard, playing in place of injured Adrian McPherson, completed 25-of-38 passes for 315 yards and six touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run that made it 42-42 with 10:35 left in the game.
Hippeard took over when McPherson sustained a right leg injury late in the first half last week at New Orleans and rallied the Storm (8-6) from a 22-point deficit in the final minutes before the VooDoo held on for a 54-51 victory.
Lindsey caught nine of Hippeard's passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Joe Hills had eight catches for 140 yards and two scores, and Chris Davis added eight receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Gray caught eight passes from Coffman for 115 yards and two touchdowns for the Rush, who improved to 6-1 on the road this season. Gray also threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Woods.
Jared Jenkins of Chicago added 10 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.