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The United States Football League’s first season is in the books, and the playoffs are just around the corner.The league wrapped up with four games over the weekend. The New Jersey Generals took on the Philadelphia Stars in a playoff preview before the North Division foes. The Birmingham Stallions played the Tampa Bay Bandits. The Michigan Panthers were looking for revenge against the Pittsburgh Maulers, and the Houston Gamblers took on the New Orleans Breakers.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMHere’s how the final week of the regular season played out.Scoreboard
Paxton Lynch #12 of the Michigan Panthers and Vad Lee #12 of the Pittsburgh Maulers talk on the field after the Michigan Panthers defeated the Pittsburgh Maulers 33-21 at Legion Field on June 19, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Jamie Squire/USFL/Getty Images)GENERALS 26, STARS 23: New Jersey got the best of Philadelphia in a tune-up game before next week’s playoffs. Luis Perez had 138 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Trey Williams had a rushing touchdown as well. Stars quarterback Case Cookus had two touchdown passes himself in the win.STALLIONS 21, BANDITS 18: Birmingham’s 12-yard touchdown from C.J. Marable put the Stallions up nine points with 13:11 to go in the game. Tampa Bay responded with a Jordan Ta’amu touchdown pass with 7:26 left but couldn’t get any more scoring on the board. Marable had 47 rushing yards on the day. Ta’amu finished with two touchdown passes on the day.PANTHERS 33, MAULERS 21: Pittsburgh’s only win on the season came against Michigan earlier in the year, but the Panthers got their revenge. Paxton Lynch had three touchdown passes for Michigan in the win. Pittsburgh’s Vad Lee had two touchdowns and Roland Rivers had one as well.GAMBLERS 20, BREAKERS 3: New Orleans’ tune-up before their playoff matchup against the Stallions didn’t go so well. All-USFL quarterback Kyle Sloter didn’t play in this one. New Orleans had just 116 yards of total offense. Houston’s Donald Payne had an interception returned for a touchdown. Jeremiah Johnson also had an interception in the win for Houston.StandingsNorth Division
Luis Perez #2 of the New Jersey Generals catches the ball in the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia Stars at Legion Field on June 18, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Jamie Squire/USFL/Getty Images)Generals (9-1)Stars (6-4)Panthers (2-8)Maulers (1-9)South DivisionStallions (9-1)Breakers (6-4)Bandits (4-6)Gamblers (3-7)RISING USFL STAR SCOOBY WRIGHT III WAS PREPARING TO BE FIREFIGHTER BEFORE GETTING DRAFTEDStat leaders through Week 10Passing yards1). Jordan Ta’amu (Bandits), 2,015 yards2). Kyle Sloter (Breakers), 1,798 yards3). J’Mar Smith (Stallions), 1,573 yardsPassing touchdowns1). Jordan Ta’amu (Bandits), 14 touchdowns2). Case Cookus (Stars), 12 touchdowns3). J’Mar Smith (Stallions), 10 touchdowns
Jordan Ta’amu #10 of the Tampa Bay Bandits runs with the ball as Dondrea Tillman #99 of the Birmingham Stallions defends in the second quarter of the game at Legion Field on June 18, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Jamie Squire/USFL/Getty Images)Rushing yards1). Jordan Ellis (Breakers), 596 yards2). Trey Williams (Generals), 579 yards3). Darius Victor (Generals), 577 yardsRushing touchdowns1). Darius Victor (Generals), 9 touchdowns2). Matt Colburn II (Stars), 8 touchdowns3). C.J. Marable (Stallions), 5 touchdownsReceptions1). Lance Lenoir Jr (Panthers), 52 catches2). KaVontae Turpin (Generals), 44 catches3). Victor Bolden Jr (Stallions), 42 catchesReceiving yards1). KaVontae Turpin (Generals), 540 yards2). Lance Lenoir (Panthers), 484 yards3). Marlon Williams (Stallions), 474 yardsReceiving touchdowns1). Isaiah Zuber (Gamblers), 5 touchdowns2). Bug Howard (Stars), 4 touchdowns3). Johnnie Dixon (Breakers), 4 touchdownsTackles1). Donald Payne (Gamblers), 117 tackles2). Frank Ginda (Panthers), 89 tackles3). Jerod Fernandez (Breakers), 86 tacklesSacks1). Chris Odom (Gamblers) 12.52). Adam Rodriguez (StarS), 9 sacks3). DeMarquis Gates (Stallions), 6.5 sacksCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPInterceptions1). Channing Stribling (Stars), 7 interceptions2). Shalom Luani (Generals), 5 interceptions3). Will Likely (Gamblers), 4 interceptions Ryan Gaydos is the sports editor for Fox News and Fox Business. Story tips can be sent to Ryan.Gaydos@fox.com.
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