FRISCO - The Corpus Christi Hammerheads' Achilles' heal last season were the Louisiana Swashbucklers. This season it could be the Frisco Thunder who pounded the Hammerheads to a 72-31 loss Sunday night at Deja Blue Arena.
It was the first meeting for Corpus Christi who faced off against former Hammerhead quarterback Wes Cooper who was traded for quarterback Dustin Almond in the off-season.
Cooper went completed 18 of 31 passes for seven touchdowns and one interception in the victory against his former team.
After being named one of IFL's offensive players of the week, Almond did not fare well at all completing 17 of 48 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Receiver Richard Morris had a solid performance for the Thunder with nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Third down conversions played a key role in the game. Frisco converted 5-of-7 while the Hammerheads completed just 1-of-13.
After a quick touchdown from Corpus Christi's Hustin Hardmann in the opening minute of the game, the Thunder took over the rest of the way.
The Hammerheads were still in it facing a 10-point deficit at halftime, 33-23, but the defense from the Thunder proved to be too much to handle for Corpus Christi.
Frisco kept the Hammerheads from scoring in the second half until the last eight seconds of the game when receiver Fred Wallace caught a 6-yard pass from Almond.
With the loss, Corpus Christi falls to 3-1 for the season while the Thunder improve to 5-2.
The Hammerheads hope to rebound from their blowout as they play the San Angelo Stampede (0-4) on the road Saturday night at the San Angelo Coliseum.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05.