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New Jersey Generals Ground The Philadelphia Stars To Take Possession Of The North

The New Jersey Generals (2-1) now stand alone at the top of the USFL North Division. After beating the (1-2) Philadelphia Stars 24-16 on Sunday night.

After a sluggish start, which included two empty drives that led to missed field goals, New Jersey fell behind 10-0 to Philadelphia in the early going. However, a late 54-yard field goal by a struggling Nick Rose right before the half trimmed the Generals’ deficit to 10-3. And effectively helped shift the tide of momentum in New Jersey’s favor.

In the second half, the New Jersey Generals took complete control of the game and went back to the basics, leaning heavily on a ground attack that produced 270 yards. The Generals went after the Stars’ defensive weakness and controlled the football for nearly 37 minutes.

Quarterback De’Andre Johnson (11-94-1td), Running backs, Trey Williams (19-111), and Darius Victor (13-51-2tds) ran behind the league’s best run-blocking line to victory. The Generals’ strength turned out to be the Stars’ kryptonite.

It didn’t hurt New Jersey’s chances of victory that the league’s leading passer, Bryan Scott, went down to injury in this game. However, Stars backup Case Cookus came into the game and led his team to a 16-10 lead heading into the 4th quarter.

However, New Jersey dominated the fourth quarter after Philly went ahead on a Cookus touchdown pass to Diondre Overton. The Generals scored 14 unanswered points in the final frame. And their defense closed down any comeback bid attempt, and New Jersey’s offense was able to grind out the clock and seize the victory.

By virtue of New Jersey’s triumph over Philadelphia. The Generals now have a two-game lead over the Stars and Panthers, who won their first game of the season earlier in the day. New Jersey improves to 2-0 in the division. And will be finishing off a three-game divisional stretch by squaring off with the winless Pittsburgh Maulers (0-3) next Saturday afternoon on the Peacock network. The Philadelphia Stars (1-2) will look to bounce back against the 1-2 Michigan Panthers on Friday night.

New Jersey Generals 24 Philadelphia Stars 16 Box Score/Stats

New Jersey Generals

PASSINGCOMPCTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
D Johnson6/875.013016.200116.7
Perez8/1553.3755.00067.4
TOTALS14/2360.92058.900
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTDLNG
Williams191115.8020
D Johnson11948.5130
Victor13513.928
Turpin3144.7013
TOTALS462705.9330
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTDLNGTGT
Turpin57815.60345
Brandom14848.00483
Williams44411.00215
Victor33110.30293
Bowman144.0045
Shepherd00001
A Moore00001
TOTALS1420514.604823
DEFENSIVETCKSOLSCKTFLINTPDTD
Hines8700000
Hill6500000
Neal5500000
Ford4301000
Orr4100000
Bausby3301020
Render3211010
Young2200000
Askew-Henry1100000
Elston1000000
Garbutt1000000
A Moore1000000
Guerriero1000000
Vakameilalo0000000
Victor0000000
TOTALS402913030
FUMBLESFUMLSTFFREC
TOTALS0000
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
Victor26331.5350
Echols-Luper12323.0230
TOTALS38628.7350
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
TOTALS000
KICKINGFGPCTLNGXPPTS
Rose1/333.3543/36
TOTALS1/333.3543/36
PUNTINGNOAVG20TBLNGBLK
Miller240.510430
TOTALS240.510430

Philadelphia Stars

PASSINGCOMPCTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Cookus13/2065.01467.310103.3
Scott9/1369.2846.510112.3
TOTALS22/3366.72307.020
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTDLNG
Terry6172.8010
Colburn II2136.507
Cookus310.302
TOTALS11312.8010
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTDLNGTGT
Howard47819.51416
Suell46115.20475
Terry8526.50229
Gray3196.3075
Overton2157.5194
M Lewis155.0051
Alexander00002
Rowland00001
TOTALS2223010.524733
DEFENSIVETCKSOLSCKTFLINTPDTD
Moore10811000
C Brown7300000
Phillips5400000
Sewell Jr.5300010
Wiley5300000
Coney5100000
Akinmoladun4401000
Barnett4400000
Crawford4400000
Worthington4200000
Dennis3301010
Wilkins3301000
Nelson3211010
Rodriguez3211000
Johnson2201000
Stribling2200000
Dixon1100000
TOTALS705137030
FUMBLESFUMLSTFFREC
Cookus1000
TOTALS1000
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
Alexander412631.5560
Terry11818.0180
TOTALS514428.8560
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
Alexander11616.0160
TOTALS11616.0160
KICKINGFGPCTLNGXPPTS
Mengel1/333.3221/24
TOTALS1/333.3221/24
PUNTINGNOAVG20TBLNGBLK
Mengel344.301550
TOTALS344.301550

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