2022 USFL championship: Birmingham Stallions defeat Philadelphia Stars

Posted: 04/07/2022 in USFL
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The Birmingham Stallions became the inaugural champions of the USFL on Sunday, defeating the Philadelphia Stars 33-30 in the championship game. Stallions wide receiver Victor Bolden Jr. was the matchup’s MVP.

The critical play of the game came in the fourth quarter, with the Stallions leading 26-23 with 3:03 remaining. Linebacker Scooby Wright secured the pick-six, propelling the Stallions to victory.

The Stallions finished with a 9-1 record during the regular season, atop the south division standings. Birmingham defeated the New Orleans Breakers 31-17 in the first round of the playoffs before winning the championship game.

With the Stallions crowned champions, the USFL successfully completed a spring season. According to Fox Sports, the USFL’s minority owner, the league will be back next year and play in more hub cities. The USFL will have to contend with the relaunch of the XFL, scheduled for the spring of 2023, led by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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