The San Angelo Stampede Express joined the new IFL from the old Intense league. Former AFL quarterback Sonny Cumbie led the team for ten games, throwing for 43 scores. There was massive turnover of players on the team and the only wide receiver to spend all fourteen regular season games with the team was Tarvar Williams, who caught 16 scores. The Express were not a great second quarter team, being outscored 236-150. The team won its first two games of the year, but would win just three more in the regular season. Four of the wins came by a combined eleven points, including a thrilling 82-75 win in Corpus Christi. Thanks to a Corpus Christi forfeit loss, the team did not have to win its final game against El Paso to get into the playoffs. The team would travel to Abilene in the first round and pulled off a 37-34 victory behind a 16-3 second half and a game where Cumbie threw just one touchdown pass, while running for two more. San Angelo advanced to take on division winner El Paso. Three turnovers and only one stop against the Generals led to a 75-37 drubbing by El Paso. The team returned in 2010 and went 10-4, coming in second place in their division. Dustin Almond and Chad Draper quarterbacked the team, throwing for 2,080 yards, 40 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Johnathan Ferguson led the receivers with 12 scores, while Mike Malone and Chris McKinney each grabbed ten. The team did most of its damage on the ground, with Derrick Ross rushing for 965 yards and 31 touchdowns. The only winning teams the Stampede Express encountered were Amarillo, Arkansas, and Wichita. Of the five games, San Angelo only beat Amarillo once. Beating up on weaker Texas teams paid off, as the team would host a first round playoff game against Fairbanks. San Angelo took a 35-12 lead into the third quarter, but Fairbanks came back to make the score 35-32. San Angelo hung on for a 45-35 victory and advanced to play at Billings. The Outlaws destroyed the Stampede Express 68-39.