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USFL Week 7 Recap: Philadelphia Stars Edge Pittsburgh Maulers 37-31

In the USFL’s Week 7 match, the Philadelphia Stars pulled off a thrilling 37-31 win over the Pittsburgh Maulers. The victory brought the Stars to a 4-3 record, while the Maulers dropped to a disappointing 2-5.



Stars’ Offense Shines Bright

Philadelphia’s quarterback, Case Cookus, had an impressive showing, completing 18 of 30 pass attempts for 235 yards and throwing for two touchdowns. Cookus, however, did throw one interception, an area for him to improve in the upcoming matches.

In the ground game, Matt Colburn II stood out for the Stars, rushing for 82 yards on 20 attempts and adding two touchdowns to his name. His longest run for the night was a 22-yard dash.

At receiver, Corey Coleman and Devin Gray each hauled in 4 passes. Coleman added a touchdown and accumulated 75 yards, with his longest reception being 56 yards. Gray matched Coleman’s total yardage, also reaching 75 yards, though he didn’t manage to find the end zone.

Philadelphia kicker Luis Aguilar had a great day, contributing significantly to the Stars’ total with his foot, converting two field goals from 30-39 yards, one from 40-49 yards, and making all four of his extra point attempts.

Pittsburgh Maulers Fall Short at Home

On the Pittsburgh side, Troy Williams took most of the snaps, completing 18 of 28 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. However, his performance was hampered by an interception, limiting the Maulers’ offensive output.

The Maulers’ ground game saw contributions from several players, including running back Madre London, who had 26 yards on 3 carries. Garrett Groshek added a touchdown on his 5 rushing yards.

Isiah Hennie was the standout receiver for the Maulers, catching two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Kicker Chris Blewitt held up his end, hitting a field goal from 40-49 yards and making all four extra point attempts, but the team’s overall offensive efforts fell short against a resolute Stars defense.

Defensive Prowess

The Stars’ defense was led by LaBryan Ray, who managed two sacks and four tackles. MLB Gabriel Sewell Jr. and Joey Alfieri also contributed five tackles each. Stanford Samuels III added an interception to their defensive tally.

On the Maulers’ side, LaBryan Ray repeated his namesake’s efforts with two sacks and four tackles. Gabriel Sewell Jr. matched his counterpart with five tackles. Stanford Samuels III managed to intercept a pass from Cookus, demonstrating the Maulers’ defensive tenacity.

In the end, Philadelphia’s offensive firepower proved too much for Pittsburgh, as the Stars earned a crucial victory in their push for a successful season. Both teams will be looking to build on this game as they move forward in the USFL season.

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
10Case CookusQB18302352142800000
27Dexter WilliamsRB000002400000
5Matt Colburn IIRB000002082251320
88Pro WellsTE0000000023320
85Ryan IzzoTE0000000032210
1Corey ColemanWR0000000067541
7Devin GrayWR0000000057540
14Diondre OvertonWR000000006620
84Samuel AkemWR000000001211
9Terry WrightWR000000002920
 Total 18302352126114230235182


# 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
11Troy WilliamsQB182814511114400000
21Duane GaryRB000002601000
37Garrett GroshekRB000004512510
9Madre LondonRB00000326021120
80Matt SeybertTE0000000052240
4Bailey GaitherWR0000028141520
13C.J. TurnerWR0000000011710
17Isiah HennieWR0000000062221
38Josh SimmonsWR0000012031930
 Total 1828145112391224111151

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