In the Falcons series they gained ten yards on the first carry. The second try at moving the ball resulted in a loss of five yards when Parish and Joe LeBlanc buried the runner for a loss of five yards. Two plays later, Swisher scored, but a Falcon penalty resulted in the TD being called back. The Falcons moved the ball to the seven yard line and on the next play Patrick Haley ran the ball across to make the score20-0, the good boot made the score 22-0, Falcons.
Morris returned the kick for some good yardage, but a Lions personal foul caused the ball to be spotted on the 11 yard line. Each time either Morris or Wagner tried to carry the ball; they were immediately buried by at least four Falcons.
The first quarter ended with the Lions in possession of the ball. On the Lions first play of the second quarter a fumble gave the ball to the Falcons. The Falcons play in a second and 12 situation was stopped by Parish, but gained a first down. Dakota Alexander stopped a second and 15 running play after a gain of seven yards. The ball had moved to the one yard line. Swisher got the ball and dashed across. The score and the PAT moved to 30-0, Falcons with 7:55 left in the half.
On the second play of the Lions possession, Morris attempted to run the ball, but was almost immediately buried by five fierce Falcons for a loss of two yards. The Falcons defense was hard, fast, and knew exactly where to go. It was evident they had studied the Lions game films. The Lions were unable to gain a needed first down and the ball went to the Falcons.
The Falcons ran the ball to a first and goal position. Josh Dodson took the ball on the next play and scored, they ran the PAT and put the score at 42-0 with only 3:10 showing left to play in the second quarter.