Birmingham Stallions remain undefeated, beating Philadelphia Stars, 30-17

Posted: 15/05/2022 in USFL
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The Birmingham Stallions remain undefeated, beating the Philadelphia Stars 30-17. This was the largest margin of victory for Birmingham this season and their first double-digit win.

The Stallions trailed at halftime for the fifth straight game but outscored the Stars 16-0 in the second half to secure the win. 

Quarterbacks J’Mar Smith and Alex McGough divided time. Smith completed 17 of 22 attempts for 203 yards, with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. McGough had 50 yards off 4 of 11 receptions and one passing touchdown to Michael Dereus

Marlon Williams led the Stallions in receiving with 74 yards, including one touchdown. On the ground, CJ Marable rushed for a season-high 114 yards on 23 carries, including a 29-yard touchdown run. 

Philadelphia moves to 2-3 and remains in second place in the North Division. Their two touchdowns came on the ground from Paul Terry and Matt Colburn II. Kicker Luis Aguilar made his only field goal attempt from 49 yards.

Head coaches for Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars

Birmingham is led by Skip Holtz, who spent 17 seasons as a college football head coach. Holtz coached at UConn, East Carolina, South Florida and Louisiana Tech, making 12 Bowl appearance. He coached current Stallions players J’Mar Davis-SmithBobby Holly and O’Shea Dugas at Louisiana Tech.

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.

Stallions vs Stars score, results, highlights

Final score: Birmingham Stallions 30, Philadelphia Stars 17

1st quarter, 11:58 (Stars): M.Colburn rushed to BHAM End Zone for 2 yards. M.Colburn for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

1st quarter, 2:00 (Stallions): A.McGough pass complete to PHI 17. Catch made by M.Dereus at PHI 17. Gain of 17 yards. M.Dereus for 17 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

2nd quarter, 15:00 (Stars): P.Terry rushed up the middle to BHAM End Zone for 9 yards. P.Terry for 9 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

2nd quarter, 7:31 (Stars): L.Aguilar 49 yard field goal attempt is good, Center-R.Navarro, Holder-.

2nd quarter, 4:35 (Stallions): J.Smith pass short middle complete to PHI 23. Catch made by M.Williams at PHI 23. Gain of 38 yards. M.Williams for 38 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

3rd quarter, 11:43 (Stallions): C.Marable rushed left guard to PHI End Zone for 29 yards. C.Marable for 29 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

3rd quarter, 0:28 (Stallions): B.Aubrey 45 yard field goal attempt is good, Center-R.Langan, Holder-C.Wadman.

4th quarter, 0:47 (Stallions): J.Smith rushed up the middle to PHI End Zone for 2 yards. J.Smith for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

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