USFL Championship: Stallions hold off Stars in thriller for title

McGough was thrust into the game after J’Mar Smith was dealing with cramps. He threw an interception early in the fourth quarter and was clearly frustrated on the sidelines. Birmingham coach Skip Holtz assured McGough they were going to win the game.

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Victor Bolden Jr. #7 of the Birmingham Stallions runs with the ball on a kickoff return during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Stars in the USFL Championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on July 03, 2022 in Canton, 오하이오.

Victor Bolden Jr. #7 of the Birmingham Stallions runs with the ball on a kickoff return during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Stars in the USFL Championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on July 03, 2022 in Canton, 오하이오. (Patrick Smith/USFL/Getty Images)

On the next drive, McGough had the go-ahead touchdown pass to Bolden.

McGough finished the game 7-for-10 with 77 지나가는 야드, 터치다운 패스와 가로채기. Smith was 10-for-18 with 131 passing yards and a touchdown.

Bo Scarborough rushed for 135 야드 13 carries with a score. He broke a 70-yarder during the game. Marlon Williams led Birmingham with seven catches for 105 yards and a score. Bolden had six catches for 64 yards and the score.

Bo Scarbrough #25 of the Birmingham Stallions poses with the Birmingham Stallions mascot after defeating the Philadelphia Stars 33-30 to win the USFL Championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on July 03, 2022 in Canton, 오하이오.

Bo Scarbrough #25 of the Birmingham Stallions poses with the Birmingham Stallions mascot after defeating the Philadelphia Stars 33-30 to win the USFL Championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on July 03, 2022 in Canton, 오하이오. (Patrick Smith/USFL/Getty Images)

Bolden, an All-USFL selection at wide receiver and special teams, was named the MVP of the championship game.

USFL STARS SQUARING OFF IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ‘GRATEFULFOR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN LEAGUE

Philadelphia Stars quarterback Case Cookus, 왼쪽, is pressured by Birmingham Stallions inside linebacker Scooby Wright during the first half of a USFL football game for the league championship, 일요일, 칠월. 3, 2022, in Canton, 오하이오.

Philadelphia Stars quarterback Case Cookus, 왼쪽, is pressured by Birmingham Stallions inside linebacker Scooby Wright during the first half of a USFL football game for the league championship, 일요일, 칠월. 3, 2022, in Canton, 오하이오. (AP 사진/데이비드 더머)

Wright had three tackles in the win. DeMarquis Gates led the team with nine tackles and two passes defended.

Philadelphia was down 20-9 at the half but Case Cookus was able to lead a furious comeback.

3분기에는, he threw a second touchdown pass to Jordan Suell to bring the game to within five points. On their first drive of the fourth quarter, Cookus had a touchdown pass to Devin Gray. Suell would score two-point conversion and the Stars would go up 26-23.

하나, Cookus would go down with a broken fibula and get carted off the field. Backup K.J. Costello would come in and lead the team to a score late in the game but couldn’t do enough to get Philadelphia to the championship.

Birmingham Stallions quarterback J'Mar Smith throws a pass during the first half of a USFL football game against the Philadelphia Stars for the league championship, 일요일, 칠월. 3, 2022, in Canton, 오하이오.

Birmingham Stallions quarterback J’Mar Smith throws a pass during the first half of a USFL football game against the Philadelphia Stars for the league championship, 일요일, 칠월. 3, 2022, in Canton, 오하이오. (AP 사진/데이비드 더머)

결국, it was Birmingham’s night.

The championship puts a cap on the USFL’s inaugural season.

The Stallions were the best team in the USFL all season long, finishing the year 9-1, and winning the South Division. The team had to beat the New Orleans Breakers to get into the championship game.

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