USFL Score, highlights: New Jersey Generals win their ninth straight game with 26-23 victory over the Philadelphia Stars

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New Jersey Generals hang on in the fourth quarter to defeat the Philadelphia Stars, 26-23. Today’s extremely physical game was a preview of the North Division semifinal playoff match next week in Canton, Ohio. The Generals are now 2-0 over the Stars, also defeating Philadelphia in Week 3, 24-16. This is the ninth straight win for New Jersey and they finish the regular season with a 9-1 record.

Generals quarterback Luis Perez completed 14 of 18 attempts for 138 yards and 3 touchdown passes —  2 to Alonzo Moore and 1 to Darius Victor. Running back Trey Williams had a standout performance, leading New Jersey on the ground with 114 yards and 61-yard rushing touchdown on the first drive of the game.

Philadelphia ends the regular season with a 6-4 record. Quarterback Case Cookus completed 19 of 33 attempts for 243 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Tight end Bug Howard five receptions for 100 receiving yards on the day.

Head coaches for the Philadelphia Stars and New Jersey Generals

Both teams are led by coaches with extensive experience across multiple levels of football and championships at the professional level. New Jersey is led by 68-year-old Mike Riley, who was the head coach of the San Diego Chargers for three seasons from 1999-2001. His most recent head coaching job came in 2019, where he led the San Antonio Commanders in the AAF. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is led by 64-year-old Bart Andrus. Andrus was the head coach of the Amsterdam Admirals in the NFL Europe league from 2001-2007, leading the team to back-to-back World Bowls and the 2005 title. He has also coached in the CFL, UFL and XFL.

Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals score, results, highlights

Final score: New Jersey Generals 26, Philadelphia Stars 23

1st quarter, 13:53 (Generals): T.Williams rushed right tackle to PHI End Zone for 61 yards. T.Williams for 61 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

1st quarter, 10:19 (Stars): L.Aguilar 38 yard field goal attempt is good, Center-R.Navarro, Holder-C.Cookus.

1st quarter, 2:13 (Generals): L.Perez pass complete to PHI 16. Catch made by A.Moore at PHI 16. Gain of 16 yards. A.Moore for 16 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

2nd quarter, 0:47 (Stars): C.Cookus pass short right complete to NJ End Zone. Catch made by J.Suell at NJ End Zone. Gain of 3 yards. J.Suell for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

3rd quarter, 11:47 (Stars): C.Cookus pass short left complete to NJ 21. Catch made by C.Rowland at NJ 21. Gain of 19 yards. C.Rowland for 19 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

3rd quarter, 6:06 (Generals): L.Perez pass short left complete to PHI 2. Catch made by D.Victor at PHI 2. Gain of 2 yards. D.Victor for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

4th quarter, 12:12 (Generals): L.Perez pass deep right complete to PHI 25. Catch made by A.Moore at PHI 25. Gain of 25 yards. A.Moore for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

4th quarter, 1:55 (Stars): M.Colburn rushed left tackle to NJ End Zone for 15 yards. M.Colburn for 15 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals reaction and coverage

2:50 p.m. ET: New Jersey take a knee as the clock winds down. The Generals hang on to win 26-23. Philadelphia and New Jersey will face off again next week in the playoff semifinal.

2:49 p.m. ET: Generals interception! Cookus’ pass is picked off by Slalom Luani. New Jersey will take over at their own 3-yard line with 1:01 on the clock.

2:45 p.m. ET: The Stars get the first down on their possession play and have the ball at their own 38-yard line. Philadelphia trails by 3 with 1:42 left in the game.

2:41 p.m. ET: Philly touchdown! Matt Colburn coasts into the end zone for a Stars TD. The Stars’ 3-point attempt is intercepted and fails.

New Jersey 26, Philadelphia 23 with 1:50 to play.

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2:27 p.m. ET: Brock Miller sends it deep to put the Stars at their own 10-yard line.

New Generals leads 26-17 with 6:00 to play.

2:11 p.m. ET: Luis Perez finds Alonzo Moore deep for a 25-yard touchdown! The extra point attempt is blocked and returned by the Stars.

New Jersey extends their lead to 26-17 with 12:04 left to play.

2:05 p.m. ET: And that’ll bring us to the fourth quarter! New Jersey leads 20-17.

1:47 p.m. ET: Perez to Victor for the TD!

Caden Novikoff’s extra point attempt is no good. New Jersey is back on top with a 20-17 lead with 5:57 left in the third.

1:45 p.m. ET: Trey Williams rushes for a 30-yard gain to put the Generals inside the 5-yard line.

1:40 p.m. ET: Perez finds Turpin deep for a gain of 28-yards!

1:32 p.m. ET: Touchdown Philly! Cookus to Chris Rowland who runs into the end zone. The extra point is good and the Stars have their first lead of the game

Philadelphia 17, New Jersey 14 at the start of the second half.

1:28 p.m. ET: The second half is underway from Legion Field!

1:15 p.m. ET: The Generals let the clock wind down to end the half. New Jersey 14, Philadelphia 10.

1:10 p.m. ET: Philly touchdown! Case Cookus finds Jordan Suell in the end zone. Luis Aguilar’s extra point is attempt and we have a 14-10 game with 0:38 left in the half.

12:58 p.m. ET: New Jersey’s 13-play drive comes to an end as Philly’s defense stops them on fourth-and-1. The Stars takeover at their own 15-yard line with 5:44 in the half.

12:43 p.m. ET: End of the first quarter and New Jersey is on top 14-3

12:36 p.m. ET: Luis Perez to Alonzo Moore for a Generals touchdown! Extra point is good and New Jersey leads 14-3 with 2:02 left in the first quarter.

12:19 p.m. ET: Luis Aguilar’s 38-yard field goal attempt is good to put Philadelphia on the board. Generals 7, Stars 3 with 10:19 to play in the first.

12:10 p.m. ET: Jersey strikes first! Trey Williams runs 61 yards into the end zone for the Generals. Caden Novikoff’s extra point attempt is good.

New Jersey scores on their opening drive to lead 7-0 at the start of the first quarter.

12:04 p.m. ET: Our first matchup of Week 10 is ready to get underway from Legion Field!

 

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What time and channel is the Stars vs. Generals?

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  • When: Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 p.m. ET on USA Network
  • Where: Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama

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

It's the Birmingham Stallions vs Philadelphia Stars in the 2022 USFL Championships!
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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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