Germany Outlasts Austria in Amazing Double OT Thriller; Win European Crown in American Football!

It was a game for the ages. Two heavyweights battling toe to toe. No give and no take.  A game that went down to two overtime periods. Germany outlasted Austria 30-27 in front of 27,000 fans in the stands in Vienna, Austria and an enormous online and TV audience who were all treated to the most dramatic football game played in Europe for many years.

It is tough to pick out stars in this one. For Germany, with tailback Danny Washington struggling to get on track (16 carries for a mere 37 yards), the load fell to quarterback Marco Ehrenfried and he delivered passing for 268 yards (20 of 34, 3 ints.) and three touchdowns with his top receiver Jan Hilgenfeldt catching five passes for 124 yards while also kicking a field goal and all the PATs. Of course, Andreas Hoffbauer, Austria’s unrelenting tailback and workhorse led the charge for his team, carrying the ball 24 times for 118 yards and a touchdown.


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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.