USFL Score, highlights: New Orleans Breakers dominate Tampa Bay Bandits in 34-3 victory

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The New Orleans Breakers dominated to win the first edition of the “Breaker Bay Brawl,” defeating the Tampa Bay Bandits, 34-3.

The Breakers offense pushed the tempo at the start of the game, getting out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Bandits responded with a blocked field goal followed by a field goal of their own, the only Tampa Bay score of the game.

New Orleans was soundly in control on both sides of the ball. Their defense had a fumble recovery and two interceptions, both of which led to points on the board. The Breakers allowed just 195 yards, 65 passing and 130 rushing.

Meanwhile on offense, quarterback Kyle Sloter completed 25 passes to eight different receivers for 266 yards, including an incredible one-handed catch by Jonathan Adams. Running backs Jordan Ellis and T.J. Logan led the team in rushing, combining for 107 yards.

Head coaches for New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits

Two different backgrounds of coaching were on display this week. Both head coaches are known for their offensive prowess, but at different levels. New Orleans head coach Larry Fedora was a college coach from 1991-2020. He coached at Southern Miss from 2008-2011, leading the Golden Eagles to four consecutive Bowl games appearances and a school-record 12 wins during the 2011 season. As the North Carolina head coach, Fedora led the Tar Heels to their first ACC Championship game appearance in 2015.

Meanwhile the Bandits are led by Todd Haley, who spent 22 seasons as an NFL coach, including three seasons with the Chiefs. He has worked as the offensive coordinator for the Cardinals,Steelers and Browns. The Cardinals appeared in Super Bowl XLIII during his tenure. Haley also had coaching stints with the Bears and Cowboys.

Breakers vs. Bandits score, results, highlights

Final score: New Orleans Breakers 34, Tampa Bay Bandits 3

1st quarter, 7:35 (Breakers): K.Sloter rushed up the middle to TB End Zone for 1 yards. K.Sloter for 1 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

1st quarter, 0:15 (Breakers): T.Logan rushed up the middle to TB End Zone for 5 yards. T.Logan for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

1st quarter, 0:08 (Breakers): TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. K.Sloter steps back to pass. Catch made by J.Adams at TB 2. Gain of yards. TWO-POINT ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.

2nd quarter, 5:54 (Bandits): T.Rausa 22 yard field goal attempt is good, Center-R.DiSalvo, Holder-B.Wright.

2nd quarter, 2:35 (Breakers): K.Sloter pass deep right complete to TB End Zone. Catch made by S.Poindexter at TB End Zone. Gain of 18 yards. S.Poindexter for 18 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

4th quarter, 14:49 (Breakers): A.MacGinnis 24 yard field goal attempt is good, Center-T.Bernard, Holder-M.White.

4th quarter, 11:33 (Breakers): K.Sloter pass short right complete to TB End Zone. Catch made by J.Dixon at TB End Zone. Gain of 4 yards. J.Dixon for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

4th quarter, 1:11 (Breakers): A.MacGinnis 30 yard field goal attempt is good, Center-T.Bernard, Holder-M.White.

Breakers vs. Bandits reaction and coverage

6:04 p.m. ET: And that’ll do it! New Orleans wins 34-3, the largest margin of victory of any game this season.

6:01 p.m. ET: MacGinnis’ 30-yard field goal attempt is good, extending New Orleans’ lead. MacGinnis is two for three in field goal attempts today. Breakers 34, Bandits 3. 1:11 left to play.

5:54 p.m. ET: Mike Stevens has another interception for New Orleans. The Breakers take over at the Tampa Bay 37-yard line with 3:00 left in the game.

5:32 p.m. ET: The Breakers offense capitalizes on Clarke’s interception, getting in the end zone once again. Sloter completes a pass to Johnnie Dixon, Dixon’s first touchdown of the season. MacGinnis’ extra point attempt is good.

New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 3 with 11:29 left to play.

5:24 p.m. ET: New Orleans interception! Cornerback Nevelle Clarke picks off Ta’amu’s pass. The Breakers will take over at the Tampa Bay 30-yard line.

5:20 p.m. ET: The Bandits red-zone defense holds the Breakers to a field goal to start the fourth quarter. MacGinnis’ 22-yard attempt is good to give New Orleans a 24-3 lead.

5:14 p.m. ET: A scoreless third quarter comes to an end as New Orleans maintains their 21-3 lead over Tampa Bay. The Breakers will begin the fourth with a second-and-goal at the Tampa Bay four-yard line.

4:52 p.m. ET: Tampa Bay successfully converts on fourth-and-two, narrowly grabbing the first down. Bandits at the New Orleans 36-yard line.

4:35 p.m. ET: The second half is about to get underway from Protective Stadium.

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4:24 p.m. ET: The Bandits go three-and-out on their last possession of the half. New Orleans 21, Tampa Bay 3, the largest halftime margin of any game this season.

4:14 p.m. ET: John Franklin fumbles the ball at the Tampa Bay 37-yard line. Jarey Elder recovers for the Breakers, giving them another chance to score before the end of the half.

4:09 p.m. ET: New Orleans touchdown! Sloter’s deep pass to Shawn Poindexter is complete and the Breakers add to their lead. Austin MacGinnis’ extra point attempt is good.

New Orleans 21, Tampa Bay 3. 2:28 left in the half.

4:06 p.m. ET: It’s a one-handed catch by Jonathan Adams! Kyle Sloter connects with Adams for a gain of 29.

3:58 p.m. ET: The Bandits are on the board! Tampa Bay ends a 10-play drive, their best so far, with a successful field goal attempt by Tyler Rausa.

New Orleans 14, Tampa Bay 3. 5:54 remain in the half.

3:54 p.m. ET: Jordan Ta’amu connects with Rashard Davis for a Tampa Bay first down, their first of the game after going three-and-out on their first three drives.

3:53 p.m. ET: Austin MacGinnis’ field goal attempt is blocked. New Orleans ends this drive without points after scoring touchdowns on their first two drives.

3:40 p.m. ET: After a big third-down conversion by T.J. Logan kept the Breakers’ drive alive, the running back rushes five yards into the end zone for another New Orleans touchdown.

The Breakers’ two-point conversion attempt is good. Their first extra point attempt this game was unsuccessful.

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The first quarter ends with a New Orleans 14, Tampa Bay 0 score.

3:23 p.m. ET: Breakers strike first! New Orleans’ offense gets off to a strong start, finishing their 13-play opening drive in the end zone. Quarterback Kyle Sloter rushes up the middle for the touchdown. Austin MacGinnis’ extra point attempt is no good.

New Orleans 6, Tampa Bay 0 with 7:32 remaining in the first quarter.

3:01 p.m. ET: The last matchup of USFL week two is about to get underway! It’s another beautiful day at Protective Stadium.

Everything you need to know about the USFL:

What time and channel is the Breakers vs Bandits on?

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  • When: Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
  • Where: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Live Stream: NBC and Peacock

How to watch the 2022 USFL Championships: Date, location, and live stream info for Philadelphia Stars vs Birmingham Stallions game

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The 2022 USFL season comes to a close this Sunday, July 3 in Canton, Ohio at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium as the Philadelphia Stars go head-to-head with the Birmingham Stallions in the Championship game (7:30 p.m. ET on Fox).

Sunday’s matchup will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. Birmingham defeated Philadelphia, 30-17 in Week 5. See below for additional information on how to watch/live stream the 2022 USFL Championships.

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Philadelphia Stars

The Philadelphia Stars pulled off a 19-14 upset victory over the New Jersey Generals last Saturday afternoon to advance to the 2022 USLF Championships. Philadelphia finished the regular season with a 6-4 record and lost twice to the Generals in the regular season but put all of that behind them as they opened up the first half with a commanding 10-0 lead. The Generals answered back with a pair of touchdowns from 2022 All-USFL team stars RB Darius Victor and WR KaVontae Turpin, making the score 14-10 by the fourth quarter. With just 1:41 left on the clock, Stars WR Maurice Alexander Jr. turned on the jets to score off an 88-yard punt return and sealed the win.

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Birmingham Stallions

The Birmingham Stallions, who have only one loss on the season, defeated the New Orleans Breakers 31-17 to advance to the 2022 USFL Championships. New Orleans came in hot on Saturday night scoring a touchdown on its first drive of the game but Birmingham fired back scoring 21 points in the second quarter alone. The Breakers battled to stay in the game, cutting the deficit to 21-17 in the third but the Stallions pulled away in the final quarter scoring 10 unanswered points to secure their championship bid.

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How to watch the 2022 USFL Championships – Philadelphia Stars vs Birmingham Stallions:

  • When: Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio
  • Watch: Fox

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2022 USFL Scores: Results and games schedule for the United States Football League

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The 2022 United States Football League is officially underway and in case you’ve missed any of the spring football excitement, we’ve got you covered. See below for USFL scores, recaps, and the upcoming season schedule.

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2022 USFL Scores and Schedule:

(*Times are subject to change)

Week 1 (April 16-17): 

Week 2 (April 22-24): 

Week 3 (April 30-May 1)

Week 4 (May 6-8): 

Week 5 (May 13-15): 

Week 6 (May 21-22): 

  • Philadelphia Stars 35, Tampa Bay Bandits 28
  • Michigan Panthers 33, Birmingham Stallions 17
  • New Orleans Breakers 26, Pittsburgh Maulers 16
  • New Jersey Generals 26,  Houston Gamblers 25

Week 7 (May 28-29): 

  • Birmingham Stallions 26, Pittsburgh Maulers 16
  • New Jersey Generals 20, Tampa Bay Bandits 13
  • New Orleans Breakers 31, Michigan Panthers 27
  • Philadelphia Stars 35, Houston Gamblers 24

Week 8 (June 3-5): 

Week 9 (June 11-12): 

  • Houston Gamblers 17, Birmingham Stallions 15
  • New Jersey Generals 25, Michigan Panthers 23
  • Philadelphia Stars 17, Pittsburgh Maulers 16
  • New Orleans Breakers 17, Tampa Bay Bandits 6

Week 10 (June 18-19): 

Playoffs – Saturday, June 25

Championship Game – Sunday, July 3

  • Birmingham Stallions 33, Philadelphia Stars 30

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