USFL Championship: Stars rally to lead Stallions to Canton

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A champion will be crowned tonight in Canton, Ohio.

The United States Soccer LeagueThe inaugural championship game is underway on FOX and the FOX Sports app, with the Birmingham Stallions assume the Philadelphia Stars at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Here are the highlights of Sunday’s action.

Birmingham Stallions vs. Philadelphia Stars

Staging

A new era of professional football was born when the USFL kicked off in April, and after 10 weeks of regular season action and a playoff round, things came to a close with the title game.

FIRST QUARTER

The Stars went three-and-out in their first drive, while the Stallions used their first possession to take a three-point lead after a big Bobby Holly win set them up for a start. field goal.

Philadelphia was quick to retaliate with a field goal on his own, tying the score at 3-3.

Things didn’t stay level for long, however, as Birmingham found the end zone late in the first quarter, thanks to some sophisticated footwork from Stallions running back Bo Scarbrough.

Stallions’ Bo Scarbrough breaks up a 36-yard TD run

Stallions' Bo Scarbrough breaks up a 36-yard TD run

Bo Scarbrough’s 36-yard touchdown helped the Birmingham Stallions score the first touchdown in Sunday’s USFL Championship game against Philadelphia.

With the score, the Stallions took a 10-3 lead going into the second quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

Stars QB Case Cookus dropped a penny from a back shoulder throw to Jordan Suell to put Philly within one point early in the second frame, 10-9.

Case Cookus of the stars throws a nice TD in the USFL championship game

Case Cookus of the stars throws a nice TD in the USFL championship game

Cookus helped Philadelphia get its first touchdown in the USFL Championship Game, thanks to an impressive throw to Jordan Suell in the second quarter.

In the practice that followed, Stallions QB J’Mar Smith got in on the action, connecting with Marlon Williams on a 41-yard bomb to give Birmingham a healthy lead once again, 17-9.

J’Mar Smith connects with Marlon Williams on a 41-yard TD pass

J'Mar Smith connects with Marlon Williams on a 41-yard TD pass

Birmingham QB J’Mar Smith found wide receiver Marlon Williams for 41 yards to give the Stallions a 17-9 second quarter lead.

The stallions added another field goal before the break to extend their lead, 20-9, after a monster run from Scarbrough put Birmingham deep in enemy territory.

THIRD QUARTER

The Stars came out strong in the second half. They made the most of their one drive in the third quarter, as Cookus landed a truly acrobatic throw on a crucial third down to bring Philly within five points, 20-15.

Case Cookus throws an acrobatic touchdown to Jordan Suell

Case Cookus throws an acrobatic touchdown to Jordan Suell

Case Cookus continues to be electric against Birmingham as his passing score to Jordan Suell helps keep things close in the USFL Championship game.

He then broke the game on the sidelines.

FOURTH TRIMESTER

The Stallions had a chance to extend their lead early in the final period, but a missed field goal kept the game to one point.

The Stars then marched onto the field to take the lead, their drive aided by a personal foul against Cookus. The QB then found Devin Gray for a TD as Philly took a 23-20 lead.

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