The Houston Roughnecks and St. Louis BattleHawks are both coming off of wins in Week 1 of the XFL season and will be looking to stay undefeated in Week 2.
The Roughnecks rolled to a convincing 37-17 home win over the Los Angeles Wildcats in which quarterback P.J. Walker emerged as an early MVP candidate, passing for a league-high 272 yards and four touchdowns.
Houston’s pass-heavy offense was led by wide receiver Kahlil Lewis, who hauled five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown and became the first XFL player to do this:
The BattleHawks’ defense didn’t allow a single touchdown in the 15-9 road win over Bob Stoops and the title-favorite Dallas Renegades.
St. Louis was able to edge out the victory thanks to a ground-and-pound attack spearheaded by running back Matt Jones, who ran for a league-leading 85 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu finished third among league rushers with 77 yards on nine carries to go with 209 yards passing and a touchdown through the air. Even with first-string running back Christine Michael struggling, third-stringer Keith Ford chipped in with four carries for 26 yards and a touchdown.
Perhaps the biggest name among all players involved will be BattleHawks punter Marquette King, who played in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders (2012-2017) and the Denver Broncos (2018), led the NFL in punting yards in 2014, was named second-team All-Pro in 2016 and booted a near-perfect punt in week one.
Here’s a guide to everything to know about watching the Houston Roughnecks vs. St. Louis BattleHawks game, including start time, TV channel and a full XFL schedule for Week 2.
What channel is Roughnecks vs. BattleHawks on today?
Sunday’s XFL game between the Houston Roughnecks and St. Louis BattleHawks will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1. XFL games can also be streamed live on Fox Sports Go.
What time is the Roughnecks vs. Battlehawks XFL game on?
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 16
- Time: 6 p.m. ET
- Location: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
The Week 2 XFL game between the Houston Roughnecks and St. Louis BattleHawks is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 16. The Defenders play their home games at TDECU Stadium, which seats 40,000 people on the University of Houston campus.
XFL odds Week 2
- Spread: BattleHawks +7.5 (-105), Roughnecks -7.5 (-115)
The clash between different styles could make for an interesting game. The Roughnecks’ explosive offense made them the new favorites to win the league and has them favored this weekend, but the BattleHawks were underdogs last weekend too against the Renegades by 9.5 points.
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XFL schedule Week 2
Saturday, Feb. 15
|New York Guardians at D.C. Defenders||2 p.m. ET||ABC|
|Tampa Bay Vipers at Seattle Dragons||5 p.m. ET||FOX|
Sunday, Feb. 16
|Dallas Renegades at L.A. Wildcats||2 p.m. ET||ABC|
|St. Louis BattleHawks at Houston Roughnecks||5 p.m. ET||FS1|