The USFL Championship Game is set for tonight at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.
The Philadelphia Stars played Birmingham stallions† Kick-off is at 7.30 pm
The Stars enter the game with a 7-4 record. Those stallions are 10-1.
Each team won a semifinal match at Benson Stadium a week ago to reach the title match. The Stars were 19-14 winners against the New Jersey Generals, who went into the game 9-1. The stallions were 31-17 winners of the New Orleans Breakers, their third win over them this season.
For a little more about the game, scroll below. And check back tonight for updates on it.
Tickets for USFL Championships
Tickets are available at www.hofvillage.com/p/events/united-states-football-league. Tickets are $10 or $20 for youth (under 15) and $20 or $40 for adults.
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All-USFL Players in Championship Game
The Stallions, who opened the season 8-0, had four players earning All-USFL honors: WR Victor Bolden Jr. (also all-league as a special teamer), OG Cameron Hunt, LB DeMarquis Gates and K Brandon Aubrey
Two Stars has a pair of All-USFL performers, CB Channing Stribling and KR Maurice Alexander.
Skip Holtz, Bart Andrus are the USFL Championship game head coaches
Skip Holtz is the head coach of the Stallions, while the Stars head coach is Bart Andrus.
Holtz spent the previous 17 seasons as a head coach in college at East Carolina, South Florida and Louisiana Tech. His teams scored 118-98, including 8-4 in bowl games. His Louisiana Tech teams were 6-1 in bowl games while he led the Bulldogs for nine years and went 64-50.
Andrus, who played QB in college in Montana, was an assistant coach in the NFL and had extensive head coaching experience in several leagues, including the CFL, NFL Europe League and United Football League.
Maurice AlexanderVictor Bolden Jr. special in special teams
The USFL semifinal games a week ago were highlighted by touchdowns that had a major impact on every game.
In the Stars’ win, they fell behind early in the fourth quarter when she gave up point return for a touchdown. Don’t worry though. They had an answer.
Maurice Alexander showed why he earned all-league honors as a return man when he broke free in the final two minutes for an 87-yard punt return touchdown to lift the Stars to the title game. His TD gave the Stars a 19-14 victory over the favorite New Jersey Generals.
The stallions also got a lift from their all-league return man, Victor Bolden Jr.
Late in the first half, the Breakers rallied to tie the game 14-14. Moments later, the Stallions were back in the lead for a good 21-14 thanks to Bolden, who acted via a kickoff return touchdown to end the half with a 21-14 lead. Bolden was named player of the game after producing 166 kickoff return yards.
“I knew it would have a big impact,” Bolden said of the return leg last week.
“To me, you have some of the best athletes in this league out there with the ball under their arms in space,” said Stallions head coach Skip Holtz. “Squads are limited and a lot of these guys are playing a lot of plays. You don’t have guys who are just special team players. That’s your protections, your receivers, your running backs, they play a lot of plays. I think you see a lot of fatigue and athleticism coming to fruition. †
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