USFL: New Orleans Breakers use defensive scores to defeat Philly Stars 23-17

Fans of hard hitting football found a lot to enjoy on Sunday afternoon, as the New Orleans Breakers defeated the Philadelphia Stars 23-17, in the third game of the inaugural season of the United States Football League.

New Orleans’ first score every would be on the defensive side of the ball as Vontae Diggs would return a Bryan Scott interception for a touchdown to put the Breakers up 7-0, and the defense would strike again with Anree Saint-Amour sacking Scott in the endzone for a safety putting New Orleans up 9-0.

The Stars would strike back late in the second quarter with the Scott finding Bug Howard wide open for a 10 yard touchdown pass to make the game 9-7 heading into the locker room at halftime.

Philadelphia would strike again in the third quarter, when Chris Stribling picked off Kyle Sloter resulting in a Stars field goal giving them a brief 10-9 lead before the Breakers would come back with TJ Logan scampering for a 12 yard touchdown followed by a two point conversion to put the Breakers back up 17-10.

But Darnell Holland would keep the Stars in the contest answering with a 42 yard touchdown run on the following drive to tie us the game at 17.

But New Orleans would prove to be too much for the Stars with Jordan Ellis rushing for a score to put the Breakers up for good with a score of 23-17.

Philadelphia missed two field goals during the game, in addition to their turnovers. The Breakers outgained the Stars on the ground by a margin of 171 to 73 yards.

New Orleans will take on the Tampa Bay Bandits next Sunday on NBC. Philadelphia will play in a battle of the Keystone State against the Pittsburgh Maulers on Saturday with the game broadcasted on FOX. The Bandits and Maulers saw their scheduled game get postponed due to weather on the same field afterwards and will have to reschedule their first ever match ups.


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