The first week of the USFL proved to fans that it would be something worthy to watch. There were many big plays, and many close games, week two follows with more of the same.
The Maulers took the field to kick off the weekend events with the Saturday kickoff against the Philly Stars.
Pittsburgh hoped to increase their offensive output this week after failing to score a touchdown in week one. This week they settled on their starting quarterback Josh Love who would find his rhythm throwing for 225 yards.
Unfortunately, the Maulers’ defense was not able to slow down the Philly Stars’ quarterback play.
Star’s Quarterback Bryan Scott started off hot and did not stop. Scott threw for 272 yards completing 26 of 36 and three touchdowns and one interception; finishing the game with a whopping 110 Quarterback rating.
“Coach [Andrus] has a great system,” said Bryan Scott. “But with this system, there’s a lot of reading between myself and the receivers as well — one-high [safety], two-high [safeties] looks. We know if we get quarters or cover six, whatever it is, the receivers have to read that, too. And then we just have to gain that trust.”
The Philly Stars defense would seal the fate of the Maulers with a 4th quarter pick-six thrown by Maulers’ quarterback Josh Love.
The game ended with a final score of 30-23 with the Philly Stars taking home the title of the “Keystone State” leaving the Maulers 0-2 on the season.
Pittsburgh will play the Michigan Panthers Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 PM EST on FS1.