Guardians snag much-needed win thanks to new quarterback

Guardians snag much-needed win thanks to new quarterback

The New York Guardians needed a win in the worst way, and they got it with a new quarterback.

Former Rams quarterback Luis Perez, who started in place of the injured Matt McGloin, helped lead the Guardians to a 17-14 win over the Los Angeles Wildcats on Saturday at in front of a sparse crowd of 12,116 at MetLife Stadium.

Diaz didn’t light it up for the Guardians (2-2), but was an efficient 18-for-26 for 150 yards and a touchdown pass to Mekale McKay.

As for McGloin, he was inactive with a rib injury, according to PennLive.com.

There is a chance McGloin — who threw just one touchdown pass in the Guardians’ three previous games — may not regain his starting job, even when he returns to health from his rib injury.

The former Penn State quarterback previously ripped the team and the coaches during and after the Guardians’ ugly 27-0 Week 2 loss to the DC Defenders.

Luis Perez
Luis PerezGetty Images

Perez also received a lot of help from the Guardians’ rushing attack, led by Darius Victor who rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries.

The Guardians also caught some breaks as Los Angeles (1-3) struggled in the kicking game.

Nick Novak missed two field goals. The first was blocked by Jarrell Adams and the second was a 44-yard kick that was pushed wide right that would have tied the game late in the fourth quarter.

Wildcats quarterback Josh Johnson — a journeyman NFL quarterback whose last on-field action was four games for the Redskins in 2018 — went 25-for-40 for 330 yards and two touchdowns.

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