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Philadelphia’s winning streak continues at the expense of the Pittsburgh Maulers (17-16)

In what was a very close game where the Pittsburgh Maulers led most of the game, it all came down to a last-minute field goal by Mauler’s kicker Ramiz Ahmed that was missed and would send the Stars on their way to a fourth straight win as we get closer and closer to the USFL 2022 Playoffs in less than two weeks.

In a game that saw some pretty unique things, such as a punter and a kicker appearing on the Passing Leaders graphic for the game, a Mauler getting hit so hard he lost a tooth; this game was full of everything under the sun. Which made this Battle of Pennsylvania one for the ages very late into the USFL season; the final result saw the Philadelphia Stars defeat the Pittsburgh Maulers 17-16.

Channing Stribling and the Stars Defense continue to dominate on defense with turnovers

Channing Stribling, who currently leads in the league for Interceptions, comes up big again for the Stars and gets another interception early in the first quarter, leading to the Stars reaching a 47-yard Field Goal. The defense tonight for the Stars came up with four turnovers, two from interceptions and two from fumble recovery; the team also leads the league for most posts scored from turnovers this season, scoring 85 points through week nine.

Kirby Wilson still on the hot seat

After the game, Kirby Wilson started that they came up short and needed one more play, and we didn’t get it. That’s the game of football, but I’m proud of the men and the fight they showed from start to finish. It seemed again there was a conflict between Coach Wilson and his quarterbacks as, during one play, he sent his backup Roland Rivers on the field. There was an issue with the headset and Quarterback helmet for play-calling where Roland called a time-out; Coach Wilson would then put Roland on the bench and put Vad Lee back in. Some other conflicts played out on live television with disagreements with his players. He kept telling them this was professional football but didn’t seem very experienced to anyone. It didn’t seem I firmly believe if Wilson had held Vad Lee in the game the entire time, this team would have possibly won the game and not relied on a last-minute Field Goal that was missed.

Is their concern for the Stars going into the playoffs?

The question for many is this game with the Maulers should have been a breeze for the Stars, but despite the four turnovers they grabbed, it wasn’t as much as what it could have been, and coming down to a late fourth-quarter missed field goal, one play different and the Maulers could have had this game in the bag. The Philadelphia Stars will end up playing the New Jersey Generals in week ten and then again in the North Division Playoff game on June 25th. The New Jersey Generals are red hot, have been on an eight-game winning streak, and even had a special guest in attendance last night during the game scouting the Stars, that being the New Jersey Generals head coach Mike Riley.

Box Score

Philadelphia Stars

PASSINGCOMPCTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Costello4/1040.0696.90064.2
Cookus5/1338.5624.80122
TOTALS9/2339.11315.701
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTDLNG
Colburn II12978.1151
Terry451.213
Alexander100.000
Daniel3-13-4.30-3
TOTALS20894.4251
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTDLNGTGT
Suell36421.302710
Howard66010.01258
Alexander23919.50217
Colburn II5377.40195
Gray11111.00111
Rowland177.0073
Terry00002
Wells00001
TOTALS913114.603223
DEFENSIVETCKSOLSCKTFLINTPDTD
Coney9700110
Wiley7400000
Dixon6400000
Owens6300000
Brown5200000
Dennis5100020
Sewell Jr.5100000
Nelson430.50000
Stribling4300110
Worthington4300000
Fair4300000
Akinmoladun410.50000
Crawford3201000
Holley3000000
Rodriguez2110000
Roberts2100000
Alexander1100000
Bamderas1100000
Burton1100000
Wells1100000
Lattimore1100000
Wilkins1000000
Lewis1000000
Aguilar1000000
Rowland0000000
TOTALS814421240
FUMBLESFUMLSTFFREC
Costello1000
Cookus1000
Colburn II1100
Costello1000
Owens0001
Akinmoladun0001
Coney0010
Dixon0010
Fair0010
Rodriguez0010
TOTALS4142
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
Alexander22110.5130
TOTALS22110.5130
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
Alexander22110.5130
TOTALS22110.5130
KICKINGFGPCTLNGXPPTS
Aguilar1 / 333.3472 / 25
TOTALS1 / 333.3472 / 25
PUNTINGNOAVG20TBLNGBLK
Aguilar538.831440
TOTALS538.831440

Pittsburgh Maulers

PASSINGCOMPCTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Lee17/2860.71465.21256.5
Duffy1/1100.01919.000118.8
Ahmed1/1100.01414.010158.3
Rivers0/30.000.00039.6
TOTALS19/3357.61795.422
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTDLNG
Groshek11484.409
London9343.809
Lee4123.008
Gilbert8101.203
TOTALS321043.209
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTDLNGTGT
Thedford35016.70234
McCleskey44611.50186
T Walker23015.01284
Lynn2168.00103
Howard11414.01141
Hennie2115.50104
Gilbert294.5072
Hardaway155.0053
London133.0031
Seybert00001
Groshek00001
Lee1-5-5.00-51
TOTALS191799.422833
DEFENSIVETCKSOLSCKTFLINTPDTD
Tezino8620010
Zandier8411000
Kemp7501010
E Walker5000000
Torneden4100000
Bonds2100110
Brown2000000
Sagapolu1110000
Gipson Jr1100020
Elmore1100010
Roberts1100000
Evans1100000
Lee1100000
Iworah1100010
McCleskey1100000
Player1000010
Fraboni1000000
Pharms Jr.0000000
TOTALS462542160
FUMBLESFUMLSTFFREC
Lee2100
Lee1000
Groshek1000
London1100
Lee1000
Elmore0001
Tezino0020
Sagapolu0010
TOTALS6231
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
T Walker410125.2440
TOTALS410125.2440
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGLNGTD
Hennie242.060
TOTALS242.060
KICKINGFGPCTLNGXPPTS
Ahmed1 / 250591 / 24
TOTALS1 / 250591 / 24
PUNTINGNOAVG20TBLNGBLK
Duffy352.300680
TOTALS352.300680

Week 10 Matchup

The Pittsburgh Maulers will face the Michigan Panthers on Sunday, June 19th at 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT on USA Network.

The Philadelphia Stars will take on the New Jersey Generals on Saturday, June 18th, at 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT on USA Network.

Stay with USFL News Hub as we close in on the final week of the USFL 2022 Season, and be on the lookout for any Pittsburgh Maulers and Philadelphia Stars news and updates throughout the week.

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  1. Jay Dee

    June 13, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Kirby Wilson is the laughing stock coach in the laughing stock league. He really is an embarrassment and should not make it through the year.

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