The New Jersey Generals carry on rolling, and so they knocked one other group out of the playoffs within the course of
New Jersey defeated the Pittsburgh Maulers, 29-18 on Friday night time at Protecting Stadium in Birmingham, Ala, for his or her seventh straight win. The Generals, who’re 7-1 and in first place within the USFL’s North Division, additionally knocked Pittsburgh (1-7) out of playoff rivalry.
The Generals, who jumped out to a 23-7 halftime lead and by no means regarded again, used a balanced offensive assault to overwhelm the Maulers for his or her seventh consecutive victory.
As soon as once more, Luis Perez performed your complete recreation for the Generals and was spectacular. He accomplished 18 of 24 passes for 220 yards and a landing, a 24-yard cross to KaVontae Turpin. It was the second consecutive begin for Perez, who final week led the Generals to a 20-13 win over the Tampa Bay Bandits instead of De’Andre Johnson, who suffered an damage in New Jersey’s 26-25 win over the Houston Gamblers.
Darius Victor (17 carries, 87 yards) had one other sturdy recreation, dashing for 3 touchdowns, a single-game season excessive for the working again.
Perez stepped up instead of beginning quarterback De’Andre Johnson who was out with a left ankle damage he suffered in final week’s 26-25 win over the Houston Gamblers.
Maulers quarterback Roland Rivers was 18-for38 for 218 yards and a landing and an interception in his first profession USFL begin.
The playoff-bound Generals have two extra regular-season video games left earlier than the playoffs start. The highest two groups in every four-team division will advance to the playoffs following the 10-week common season, which ends on June 19.
The primary playoff video games will happen on Saturday, June 25, and the championship might be on Sunday, July 3. All playoffs video games might be held in Canton, Ohio.