It’s the Philadelphia Stars vs New Jersey Generals this Saturday afternoon at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. Live coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on USA Network. See below for additional information on how to watch/live stream the game.
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Saturday’s matchup will be a preview of what’s to come as these two teams are set to square off in the opening round of the USFL playoffs in Canton, Ohio on June 25.
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The Philadelphia Stars improved to 6-3 after a 17-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers last Sunday night. Stars QBs Case Cookus and KJ Costello shared snaps in Philadelphia’s fourth straight win. Cookus finished 5-of-13 for 62 yards, with no touchdowns, and an interception while Costello finished 4-of-10 for 69 yards. RB Matthew Colburn II led the offense on the ground with 97 rushing yards on 12 carries and 1 touchdown. Philadelphia’s defense, which currently leads the league in takeaways (22), forced four turnovers in Sunday night’s win.
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New Jersey Generals
The New Jersey Generals defeated the Michigan Panthers 25-23 last Saturday afternoon proving that their passing game is just as effective as their rushing. With RB Darius Victor, the league’s leading rusher, limited with a toe injury, several members of the General’s offense stepped up. WR Darrius Shepherd finished with eight catches for 99 receiving yards and scored the game-winning touchdown while WR KaVontae Turpin scored off of an explosive 71-yard punt return early in the first half. Generals head coach Mike Riley credits his team’s versatility for the win.
“I’m just proud of our team for finding a way to win,” Riley told reporters at Fox Sports. “It looked kind of bleak for a bit. I felt it on the sidelines. But when we needed to stop them, and we needed to make some plays offensively, we did it.”
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How to watch the Philadelphia Stars vs New Jersey Generals:
- When: Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET on USA Network
- Where: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama
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