If the New Jersey Generals-Philadelphia Stars sport on Saturday is any indication, count on subsequent week’s first-round USFL playoff battle between the 2 groups to be an in depth one.
The Generals (9-1), who received the North Division, held off the 6-4 Philadelphia Stars, 26-23, on Saturday at Legion Subject in Birmingham, Ala.
New Jersey needed to overcome a 20-17 third quarter deficit and survived a late comeback try from Philadelphia who scored the ultimate landing of the sport however failed on its three-point conversion try.
The 2 groups will sq. off once more on Saturday, June 25 (3 p.m., FOX) to determine which crew will characterize the North Division within the USFL title sport. The Generals, who personal two wins over the Stars this season, should beat Philadelphia a 3rd time with the intention to advance within the four-team playoff event. All playoffs video games will probably be held in Canton, Ohio.
The Generals, who utilized their two-quarterback system once more, have been led by Luis Perez who accomplished 14 of 18 passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns. Alonzo Moore (seven receptions for 84 yards) caught two of these touchdowns, and Darius Victor had a two-yard TD reception for his solely catch of the sport.
De’Andre Johnson additionally was efficient within the passing sport, finishing 8 of 10 passes for 112 yards. The 2 quarterbacks mixed for 250 passing yards.
The Generals’ speeding assault, which grinded out 178 yards, was led by Trey Williams who rushed for 11 carries for 114 yards, together with a 61-yard landing run.
Stars quarterback Case Cookus accomplished 19 of 33 makes an attempt for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Tight finish Bug Howard had 5 receptions for 100 yards.
The USFL’s 10-game common season ends on June 19.