SAN JOSE -- Dominique Curry believes he's starting to get a grip on the indoor game.

Russ Michna threw seven touchdown passes, four to Curry, and the San Jose SaberCats beat the Portland Thunder 64-27 Saturday night in an Arena Football League game at the SAP Center.

Curry, who played for the St. Louis Rams during his first two seasons out of college, doubled his scoring output for the year and caught a season-best six passes for 75 yards. He had nine total entering the contest.

"I never caught four touchdown passes in a game before, not even in high school," Curry said. "This is totally new to me, and the more I listen to the offensive leaders, and play this game, it becomes easier."

Jason Willis caught two touchdown passes and Rod Harper caught one for the SaberCats (6-3), who won their fourth straight following a three-game losing streak.

"The team is starting to grow," SaberCats coach Darren Arbet said. "We're getting better and better, and the guys who we need to step up are stepping up. Curry is starting to understand the game."

San Jose takes to the road for important conference games over the next two weekends, beginning with a trip to Spokane to take on the Shock on Friday night. The SaberCats go to Arizona for a showdown with the Rattlers the following week.

"We can't overlook Spokane," the SaberCats' Ken Fontenette said. "Everybody is beginning to jell, and we have to do the little things right."

Fontenette recorded his first interception of the season and expressed relief.

"If I had caught half of the ones that came to me, I could be leading the league," he said. "Those are the plays you can't leave on the field. I'm taking steps to making things right."

San Jose had little trouble beating the expansion Thunder (2-7) for the third time this season, scoring 30 consecutive points after Portland took a 6-0 lead.

San Jose built a 37-13 halftime lead and then scored the first 10 points of the second half, turning the game into a rout.

Clevan Thomas also intercepted a pass in the first half to keep the Thunder out of the end zone. The SaberCats defense finished with three sacks, a safety, two interceptions and two forced fumbles

Michna, who also rushed for a touchdown, finished with 150 yards on 13 of 18 passing with no interceptions.

Nich Pertuit added field goals of 19 and 34 yards.

friday's game
SaberCats (6-3) at Spokane (5-3), 7 p.m. csnba