The USFL season ended with a game between the Birmingham Stars and the Philadelphia Stars for the championship.
With a late touchdown pass of 8 yards to Victor Bolden Jr. and a pick-six by linebacker Scooby Wright III, the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Philadelphia Stars, 33-30, to win the USFL Championship on Sunday night.
After J’Mar Smith got cramps and had to leave the game, McGough took his place. Early in the fourth quarter, he threw an interception, and it was clear that he was upset on the sidelines. Skip Holtz, the coach of Birmingham told McGough that they were going to win the game.
Bolden received the winning touchdown pass from McGough on the following drive.
"He said, 'we're gonna win this game.'"@BrockHuard spoke with both @USFLStallions QBs to get their thoughts after winning the USFL title. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/67sSvZT9rd
— CHAMPIONSTALLIONS (@USFLStallions) July 4, 2022
McGough finished the game by completing 7 of 10 passes for 77 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Smith completed 10 of 18 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Bo Scarborough ran 13 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. During the game, he hit a 70-yarder. Marlon Williams caught seven passes for 105 yards and a touchdown to lead Birmingham. Bolden caught six passes for a total of 64 yards and a touchdown.
Bolden was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the championship game. He made All-USFL at wide receiver and on special teams.
YOUR USFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME MVP, @vicbolden 👏🥳@joelklatt catches up with the @USFLStallions's WR after his incredible championship performance to help clinch the title ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/xCjvGlkt8v
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In the win, Wright created 3 tackles. DeMarquis Gates had the most tackles on the team with nine, and he also stopped two passes.
"Teamwork. Team, team, team."@TwoStarScoob spoke with @BrockHuard after becoming a USFL champion! @USFLStallions 🐎 pic.twitter.com/CQVj7BmNYJ
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Case Cookus was able to spearhead a ferocious comeback for Philadelphia despite being down 20-9 at the break.
In the 3rd quarter, he threw Jordan Suell his second touchdown pass, which brought the score to within 5 points. Cookus threw a touchdown pass to Devin Gray on their first drive of the fourth quarter. Suell would convert for two points, giving the Stars a 26-23 lead.
Cookus, on the other hand, would break his leg and have to be taken off the field. K.J. Costello, the backup quarterback, came in late in the game and led the team to a score, but it wasn’t enough to get Philadelphia to the championship.
It was Birmingham’s night in the end.
The championship brings the first season of the USFL to a close.
The Stallions finished the season 9-1 and won the South Division, making them the best team in the USFL throughout the entire campaign. The group had to defeat the New Orleans Breakers to advance to the final.
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1. Who won the USFL championship game today?
The Stallions win the first USFL title with a score of 33-30.
2. Who won the USFL Championship 2022?
Birmingham Stallions beat Philadelphia Stars to win the USFL national title in 2022. On Sunday, the Birmingham Stallions beat the Philadelphia Stars 33–30 in the USFL’s first-ever championship game to win the league’s first title. Wide receiver Victor Bolden Jr. of the Stallions was the game’s most valuable player.
3. Where is USFL championship game?
The Birmingham Stallions defeated the Philadelphia Stars in a thrilling game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, to win the USFL championship for the first time.