It seemed only fitting because the Stallions were the best team during the regular season. But the Stars did not come down without a fight, fighting to the end before falling, 33-30.
Here are the top moments from Sunday’s action.
Birmingham Stallions Wins USFL Championship
Led by J’Mar Smith, reserve quarterback Alex McGough and game MVP Victor Bolden Jr, the Stallions held the Philadelphia Stars 33-30. Updated with full highlights from the USFL title game.
A new era of professional football was born as the USFL kicked off in April, and after 10 weeks of regular season action and a knockout round, it all came to an end with the title game.
The stars won three and got ahead in the opening game, while the retainers used their first possession to take a three-point lead after taking a big profit from Bobby Holly set them up for a soon pitch goal.
Philadelphia quickly returned fire with a pitch goal own, setting the score at 3-3.
Things didn’t stick together for long, though, as Birmingham found an end zone as the first quarter ended, thanks to the fancy journeys of Stallions running back to Bo Scarbrough.
Stallions’ Bo Scarbrough breaks 36-yard TD run
Bo Scarbrough’s 36-yard touch helped the Birmingham Stallions score their first touchdown in Sunday’s USFL championship game against Philadelphia.
With this score, Stallions led 10-3 to enter the second half.
Stars’ Case Cookus throws TD beautifully in USFL championship game
Cookus gave Philadelphia its first touch of the ball in the USFL championship game, thanks to an impressive throw against Jordan Suell in the second half.
J’Mar Smith connects with Marlon Williams on a 41-yard TD pass
Birmingham QB J’Mar Smith found Marlon Williams wide receiver on the 41-yard score to give the Stallions a 17-9 lead in the second half.
The Stallions added another one pitch goal before the break to extend their lead, 20-9, after a monster run from Scarbrough sent Birmingham deep into enemy territory.
The Stars came out in the second half. They made the most of the track in their third quarter, when Cookus made a real acrobatic throw in the crucial third to knock Philly down by five points, 20-15.
Case Cookus throws an acrobatic throw against Jordan Suell
Case Cookus went on to face Birmingham, as his pass for Jordan Suell helped keep things close in the USFL championship game.
Then he broke the notebook on the sidelines.
The Stallions had an early opportunity to widen the lead in the final goal, but a missed shot gave the game a lead.
The Stars then marched down the pitch to take the lead, their push aided by a personal foul on Cookus. QB was later found Devin Grey for a TD when Philly led 23-20.
Case Cookus throws TD, successful two-point conversion
The Philadelphia Stars took a 23-20 lead over the Birmingham Stallions after a score from Case Cookus to Devin Gray and converted to two points for Jordan Suell.
It was another mistake for Birmingham, as Stallions QB Alex McGough picked near the red area, giving the ball to Stars right in the middle of the goal. However, Philly was unable to capitalize on the revenue, and dropped it after quickly winning three and losing.
McGough redeemed himself with a short touchdown pass to Victor Bolden that put the Stallions back in the lead, 26-23, with just over three minutes left to play.
Alex McGough connects with Victor Bolden Jr. to give Stallions the late lead
Alex McGough’s impressive touchdown pass to Victor Bolden Jr in the fourth inning gave the Birmingham Stallions the lead in the USFL championship game.
After that, The Stallions put themselves in great form, scoring quickly when Scooby Wright Intercepted 47 yards back to score a goal to make it 33-23.
Scooby Wright picks KJ Costello to give Stallions a 10 point lead
Scooby Wright picks Stars QB KJ Costello to boost the Birmingham Stallions’ fourth-quarter lead.
The stars managed to pull in the 33-30 after a touchdown pass by QB KJ Costello.
KJ Costello throws WILD TD as Stars cut into Stallions’ lead
KJ Costello’s touchdown pass to Chris Rowland helped the All-Stars get three points late in the fourth half of the USFL championship game.
And then Philly had to try the alternative to a spot kick allowed in the USFL. Instead of kicking it, the Stars can try to switch part 4 and 12.
However, The Stallions took hold and continued to claim the crown.
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