Having not met in the regular season, the Sioux Falls Storm and the Lexington Horsemen would meet in a championship game for the second time in three years. The Storm entered the game with a 19-game winning streak, which had started the previous season. The Horsemen also entered the game hot as well, having gone 14-2 up to that point.
After Sioux Falls kicked off to start the game, the Horsemen got the ball at the 20-yard line. The very next play, quarterback Eddie Eviston threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Chad Spencer. The score put Lexington up 6-0. The Storm answered right back with a four-yard run by Mike Scott on the next series. The first quarter ended with Sioux Falls on top, 21-19. The 40 points came on six touchdowns from six different players.
Just moments into the second quarter, Lexington took the lead once more after a nine-yard run by Dieontea Stewart that put the Horsemen up, 26-21. This would not last long as Casey Veenhof would catch the first of his three touchdowns from five yards out, to bring the Storm back on top by a 28-26 margin. Minutes later, Spencer and Veenhof would trade TD’s and bring the game back to a three point ball game, 35-32, in favor of Sioux Falls. With 40 seconds remaining in the first half, Lexington's Collin Barber nailed a 24-yard field goal to tie the game at 35. The Storm added another touchdown via a 12-yard touchdown pass from Bryant to James Terry with only seven seconds left on the clock.
The score at halftime was Sioux Falls 42, Lexington 35. The first half saw an amazing eleven touchdowns and one field goal for one of the highest scoring halves in UIF history. The Storm would receive the ball in the start of the third quarter.
The third quarter saw the scoring explosion continue. Bryant rushed in from a yard out with 10:29 remaining to put Sioux Falls up 14, 49-35. Eviston would answer right back with a 22-yard bullet to Spencer (his third of the game), which brought the Horsemen back to within a touchdown at 49-42. Veenhof matched Spencer with three touchdowns as he caught a 13-yard pass from Bryant for the Storm with 4:18 remaining. Just before the end of the quarter, Barber connected from 37 yards to bring Lexington within 10 at 55-45.
Minutes into the fourth quarter, Eviston threw the ball away in the end zone, which resulted in a safety. The two points now gave Sioux Falls a 57-45 advantage. On the next five possessions, Lexington scored three touchdowns while Sioux Falls scored twice. The Storm received the ball with 1:15 remaining and promptly ran out the clock. As a result, Sioux Falls hung on to win their second United Bowl in-a-row by a 72-64 margin.
Leading the way for Sioux Falls was Bryant, the UBII game MVP and UIF 2006 MVP. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 258 yards and a new UIF record, eight passing touchdowns. Bryant added 33 yards on the ground and one touchdown. His receiving core consisted of Veenhof, Terry and Matt Holmlund. Veenhof finished with 106 yards on eight catches and his three touchdowns. Terry added 77 yards and three touchdowns and Holmlund caught five passes for 75 yards and two scores. On the ground, Scott, filling in for the injured Marques Smith, had 48 rushing yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Mark Blackburn led all players with 9.5 tackles (8 solo, 3 assisted) and three pass break-ups. Trice Crump had seven tackles and Andre Fields chipped in with 5.
For Lexington, Eviston went 15 of 25 for 164 yards and six touchdown passes. He also led the Horsemen in rushing with 85 yards and one score. Spencer caught nine passes for 123 yards and a game-high five touchdowns. Leading the way for the defense was Muhammad Abdullah with 7.5 tackles. Also contributing were Sylvester Peoples with 6.5 tackles and J.T. Haskins and Champ Kelly who had 5.5 each.