Jarrett Payton's touchdown with 31 seconds Saturday lifted the Chicago Slaughter to a 34-33 Indoor Football League victory over the Alaska Wild in Chicago, snapping the Wild's two-game winning streak and depriving them of what would have been just their second road victory in four years of existence.
Down 27-14 at halftime, the Wild fought back to take a six-point lead 33-27, with 4 minutes, 35 seconds left. Payton's one-yard touchdown run gave the Slaughter their only points of the second half. Kicker Ben Aguilar's extra point provided the winning margin.
Payton, the son of Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton, scored three touchdowns for Chicago.
Quarterback Andrew Carcich threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Wild. Alaska earned its only lead of the game when Kirk Hannah dashed 12 yards for a touchdown with 4:35 left in the fourth quarter.
The Wild (2-2) were coming off their first road victory in franchise history, a 53-36 win over the Fairbanks Grizzlies. They face the Grizzles again Thursday at Sullivan Arena at 7 p.m.
Alaska 6 8 6 13 --33
Chicago 14 13 0 7 --34
Chicago -- Beal 5 pass from Hutchinson (Aguilar kick), 6:30
Chicago -- Goffer blocked field goal recover (Aguilar kick), 3:36
Alaska -- Rumley 22 pass from Carcich (kick failed), 1:30
Chicago -- Payton 2 run (kick failed), 11:01
Chicago -- Beal 5 pass from Hutchinson (Aguilar kick), 4:22
Alaska -- Carcich 15 run (Hannah pass from Carcich), 1:30
Alaska -- Henderson 12 pass from Carcich (kick failed), 12:59
Alaska -- Perry 6 pass from Carcich (Johnson kick), 12:59.
Alaska -- Hannah 12 run (kick failed), 4:35.
Chicago -- Payton 1 run (Aguilar kick), 00:31.