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Memphis Showboats Sail to Victory Over Michigan Panthers 29-10

The Memphis Showboats (1-3) earned their first win of the season, defeating the Michigan Panthers (2-2) in a decisive 29-10 victory at Ford Field. Showboats quarterback Cole Kelley put on an impressive performance, leading his team to a much-needed win.



Kelley completed 15 of 26 passes for 151 yards while also rushing for 27 yards on six attempts, scoring two touchdowns on the ground. The Showboats’ running back Kerrith Whyte contributed to the team’s offensive success with 54 rushing yards on 15 carries and 27 receiving yards on three catches. Wide receiver Vinny Papale made a significant impact, hauling in three receptions for 58 yards.

The Panthers’ offense struggled to find its rhythm, as quarterback Josh Love completed 10 of 15 passes for 58 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Running back Stevie Scott III led the team in rushing with 66 yards on 12 carries, while wide receiver Joe Walker caught seven passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Memphis’ defense was a major factor in the victory, as they recorded two interceptions and one sack. Linebacker Neal and defensive back Woods led the Showboats’ defense with eight and six tackles, respectively. The Panthers’ defense, on the other hand, managed just one sack and zero interceptions.

Kicker Alex Kessman contributed to the Showboats’ victory, converting two field goals, including a 50-yarder. On the Panthers’ side, kicker Cole Murphy made one field goal and an extra point.

With this win, the Memphis Showboats hope to build momentum going into their next game, while the Michigan Panthers will look to bounce back and improve their 2-2 record.

USFL Box Score


# Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
15Cole KelleyQB15261510062720000
29Juwan WashingtonRB0000031001130
Kerrith WhyteRB000001554073270
80Daniel HelmTE0000000022240
4Derrick DillonWR0000000084230
85John MitchellWR0000013021130
12Osirus MitchellWR000000001130
18Ryan McDanielWR000000001000
13Vinny PapaleWR0000000043580
 Total 1526151002594226151510


# Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec. YDS Rec. Rec. TD
11Carson StrongQB91276010000000
12Josh LoveQB101558114300000
3Reggie CorbinRB00000145304330
2Stevie Scott IIIRB00000126601140
82Josh BabiczTE000000002190
85Marcus BaughTE0000000033180
20AJ RichardsonWR000001500000
13Ishmael HymanWR0000000042160
8Joe WalkerWR00000000107761
18Trey QuinnWR000000002280
 Total 19271341231127026191341

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