USFL Week 4 results: Stallions remain perfect as defense shines in win over Bandits; The Generals defeat the Maulers
The Birmingham Stallions remain the only undefeated team in the USFL, thanks to a dominating defensive performance in a 16-10 win over the Tampa Bay Bandits on Saturday night. In a clash between two of the league’s best teams, the Stallions’ defense limited the Bandits to just 158 yards on offense – 36 in the second half.
Trailing 10-7 at halftime, two field goals from Brandon Aubrey in the third quarter were the only points the Stallions needed thanks to their dominating defense. The Stallions started slow in the game, but Alex McGough led Birmingham on a 17-play, 77-yard drive that fell 9:04 behind to get them started in the second quarter. Birmingham took their first lead of the game thanks to McGough’s 1-yard touchdown run to put them up 7-3 with 1:21 left in the first half.
Tampa Bay’s only touchdown was a pass from Jordan Ta’amu to Rashard Davis for a 9-yard touchdown in the final minute of the first half that gave the Bandits a 10-7 lead. The five-play, 67-yard drive was the latest offensive burst for the Bandits.
Birmingham (4-0) leads Tampa Bay by two games in the South Division (2-2). New Orleans (2-1) takes on the Houston Gamblers on Sunday to cap off Week 4.
In Saturday afternoon’s game, the New Jersey Generals (3-1) established themselves as the North Division favorites, using an impressive quarterback performance from quarterbacks Luis Perez and D’Andre Johnson to beat the Maulers of Pittsburgh. Perez went 11 of 14 for 102 yards while Johnson went 9 of 10 for 98 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Johnson, the league’s best quarterback, was limited to just 14 rushing yards. Darius Victor took over with 57 yards and a rushing touchdown while KaVontae Turpin also had 37 rushing yards and a score. New Jersey leads Philadelphia by one game in the North.
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Philadelphia Stars 26, Michigan Panthers 25
New Jersey Generals 21, Pittsburgh Maulers 13
Birmingham Stallions 16, Tampa Bay Bandits 10
Houston Gamblers at New Orleans Breakers, 3 p.m. ET on NBC