USFL Week 6: Generals beat Gamblers in thriller

Week 6 of USFL the season ended on Sunday with an exciting match between the Houston players and the New Jersey GeneralsNJ picking up the win in the end.

Here are the best plays from Sunday’s game.

Houston Gamblers vs. New Jersey Generals

It didn’t take long for Houston to get going.

Just a minute and three plays into the game, Gamblers’ Clayton Thorson joined Teo Redding on a 48-yard touchdown reception to take an early 7-0 lead.

But minutes later, De’Andre Johnson pushed the Generals for 50 yards, which resulted in a 19-yard touchdown pass to KaVontae Turpin, tying the game at seven.

After the first, the game remained tied at seven.

To start the second quarter, Thorson threw a ball far down the right side of the field but was caught by New Jersey’s De’Vante Bausby.

However, the Generals couldn’t capitalize on the offense and were forced to pitch, pinning Houston deep in their own territory to start their next drive.

The Generals then recovered the ball at Houston’s 49-yard line and took advantage of good field position.

New Jersey backup quarterback Luis Perez joined Turpin on a 32-yard touchdown reception, extending the Generals’ lead to 14-7.

But the score for the first half was not over.

Late in the second quarter, Houston walked downfield, using an eight-play, 53-yard drive to score just before halftime, after Thorson completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Mark Thompson.

Then Chris Odom forced a fumble on Perez and Tomasi Laulile recovered for Houston.

Houston, with great field position after the turnover, scored two plays later via another touchdown reception for Thompson from Thorson.

The Gamblers entered half-time leading 19-14.

The second half followed chaos.

A 14-play, 59-yard drive ended with a field goal attempt for New Jersey, which was blocked by Houston’s Odom, recovered and returned by Donald Payne, then fumbled and recovered by New Jersey’s Woody Brandom, giving thus the ball in New Jersey. right back, all in the same sequence.

New Jersey capitalized on their extra possession with a three-yard touchdown by Trey Williams to start the fourth quarter.

New Jersey took the lead at 20-19.

After New Jersey’s touchdown, Houston took possession of the ball and went on a long, well-supported drive, only for Vogel to miss another field goal that would have given Houston a two-point lead.

Odom and Laulile kept busy around the quarterback, forcing another fumble on New Jersey’s Perez.

This time, Laulile sent the fumble back into the end zone, holding Houston back 25-20 late in the fourth quarter.

The final drive of the game saw New Jersey cap off a 14-game 79-yard drive that consumed 5:46.

Perez then netted his most recent turnover and won the game for the generals with a one-yard quarterback to close out the show.

Houston suffered another devastating loss, falling to 1-5 on the season, while New Jersey improved to 5-1 with the 26-25 victory.


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