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New Orleans Breakers Dominate Memphis Showboats, 31-3

In a riveting USFL showdown, the New Orleans Breakers made a statement on the road with a commanding 31-3 victory over the Memphis Showboats. The Breakers’ dominating performance improved their record to 6-3, while the Showboats dropped to 5-4.



New Orleans Breakers Breakdown


The Breakers offense was on fire, especially in the first quarter, where they racked up 17 points. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was efficient in his limited attempts, going 9 of 16 for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Running back Wes Hills led the ground game with 46 yards on 18 carries, including a touchdown. His counterpart, Eli Stove, showcased his versatility with a 29-yard touchdown run on his lone carry of the game.

In the receiving department, Lee Morris made a significant impact with 44 yards on three catches. Tight end Sage Surratt and wide receiver Jonathan Adams also contributed with one reception each, with Adams recording a touchdown.

Kicker Matt Coghlin converted all of his extra-point attempts and was successful on his one field goal attempt from 40+ yards.


The Breakers’ defense was stifling throughout the game. Defensive Tackle Keonte Schad led the way with 2 sacks and 5 tackles. Anree Saint-Amour and Connor Christian each added a sack. Cornerback Jarey Elder contributed 7 tackles and a sack.

Vontae Diggs and James Wiggins made their presence felt in the secondary. Diggs intercepted a pass, while Wiggins snagged two interceptions.

Memphis Showboats Breakdown


The Memphis Showboats struggled mightily on offense. Quarterback Cole Kelley went 23 of 41 for 224 yards but threw 3 costly interceptions.

Juwan Washington was the most productive player on the ground for the Showboats, rushing 11 times for 40 yards.

In the receiving game, Derrick Dillon led the way with 51 yards on 5 catches. Daniel Helm contributed as well, hauling in 3 catches for 49 yards.

Kicker Alex Kessman was the only scorer for the Showboats, making a 50+ yard field goal.


Memphis’s defense could not contain the Breakers’ offense. Defensive tackle Keonte Schad was a standout for the Showboats, recording 2 sacks and 5 tackles. Cornerback Jarey Elder had 7 tackles and 1 sack.

Final Thoughts

The New Orleans Breakers showcased their prowess on both sides of the ball, as their offense executed with precision and their defense was nearly impenetrable. The Memphis Showboats will need to regroup and address the issues on both sides of the ball to get back on track in their next game.

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
1McLeod Bethel-ThompsonQB91688104400000
6Anthony JonesRB0000000021920
Cyrus Habibi-LikioRB00000122700000
31Wes HillsRB000001846121010
13Sage SurrattTE000000001510
80Dee AndersonWR000000001000
12Eli StoveWR0000012910000
2Johnnie DixonWR000000003710
9Jonathan AdamsWR000000003311
5Lee MorrisWR0000000044430
 Total 9168810351062168891


# 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 KelleyQB23412240331800000
29Juwan WashingtonRB000001140063460
Kerrith WhyteRB000003901110
80Daniel HelmTE0000000064930
88Jay Jay WilsonTE0000000052420
4Derrick DillonWR0000000075150
12Osirus MitchellWR0000000032610
18Ryan McDanielWR000000004910
13Vinny PapaleWR0000000093040
 Total 2341224031767041224230

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