2012 United Bowl

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2012 United Bowl
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1234Total
Tri-Cities1463932
Sioux Falls1012231459
DateJuly 14, 2012
Stadium Sioux Falls Arena
Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
MVPSioux Falls DE Jeremiah Price
Referee David Wallace
Attendance4,901
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The 2012 United Bowl was the fourth title game of the Indoor Football League (IFL). It was played on July 14, 2012, at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The top seed in the United Conference, the Sioux Falls Storm, defeated their Intense Conference counterpart Tri-Cities Fever, by a score of 59–37.

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Road to the United Bowl

Conference Semi-Finals Conference Championships 2012 United Bowl
         
1Sioux Falls79
4 Lehigh Valley 21
1Sioux Falls61
2 Green Bay 42
2Green Bay51
3 Bloomington 30
U1Sioux Falls59
I1 Tri-Cities 32
1Tri-Cities52
4 Colorado 42
1Tri-Cities51
3 Wichita 30
2 Allen 40
3Wichita43

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