Date Time League Season Match Day
July 3, 2022 12:30 am USFL United States Football League Playoffs 2022 USFL Championship Game


Birmingham Stallions101001333
Philadelphia Stars3661530

Birmingham Stallions

Position FG Safety PAT 2XP TD Comp Att Pass Yds Rush Att Rush Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost FR Tckl Solo Asst Sack PR KR Punt PYds PAvg BFG OR

Philadelphia Stars

Position FG Safety PAT 2XP TD Comp Att Pass Yds Rush Att Rush Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost FR Tckl Solo Asst Sack PR KR Punt PYds PAvg BFG OR


Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio, OH
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, George Halas Drive Northwest, Canton, Stark County, Ohio, 44711, United States



Two important interceptions in the 4th Quarter by S Wright III (who returned the ball 46 yards for a Touchdown and a 33-23 Birmingham lead with 3:03 left in the game) and another by C McFarland (with only 0:28 seconds left on the clock and Birmingham in a slender 33-30 lead) sealed a win for the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL Championship Game over the Phhiladelphia Stars.

Birmingham had taken a 10-3 lead in the 1st Quarter through a 36yd B Scarborough Rushing Touchdown, and a 20-9 lead at half time when M Williams caught a TD pass from J Smith after Philadelphia Stars had scored through J Suell’s 25 yd TD Pass from C Cookus.

The only score in the third quarter was another Cookus to Suell passing TD, and in the 4th Quarter Philadelphia went ahead for the first time after C Cookus found D Gray for the go-ahead TD score.

Birmigham answered through B Bolden’s 8yd Touchdown Pass from A McGough before S Wright III’s magnificent 46yd pick six. Philadelphia managed to pull within 3 points when C Rowland caught a 12yd TD Pass from K Costello, but C McFarland’s timely interception with 28 seconds left on the Philadelphia 27yard line sealed the game and the first USFL Championship Game since 1985 for Birmingham Stallions. [References: 15]


1st Quarter

BIR – R Aubrey 42 FG at 08:43 3-0

PHI – L Aguilar 32 FG at 03:53 3-3

BIR – B Scarborough 36yd Run TD at 01:32 (B Aubrey XP Kick) 10-3

2nd Quarter

PHI – J Suell 25yd TD Pass from C Cookus at 08:14 (L Aguilar XP Kick No Good) 10-9

BIR – M Williams 41yd Pass from J Smith at 07:22 (B Aubrey XP Kick) 17-9

BIR – B Aubrey 28yd FG at 00:04 20-9

3rd Quarter

PHI – J Suell 4yd Pass from C Cookus at 05:29 (D Williams 2PT Run No good) 20-15

4th Quarter

PHI – D Gray 12yd Pass from C Cookus at 11:24 (J Suell 2yd Pass from C Cookus 2PT Good) 20-23

BIR – B Bolden Jr 8yd Pass from A McGough at 03:16 (B Aubrey XP Kick No good) 26-23

BIR – S Wright III 46yd Int Return of K Costello Pass at 03:03 (B Aubrey XP) 33-23

PHI – C Rowland 12yd Pass from K Costello at 01:47 (L Aguilar XP) 33-30

[References: 15]



[13] TheUSFL (2022) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/standings [Accessed 7 May 2022]

[14] TheUSFL (2022) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/schedule  [Accessed 9 April 2022][Last Accessed 23 June 2022]

[15] TheUSFL (2022) Box Score: Birmingham Stallions v Philadelphia Stars Box Score 43 [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/championship-birmingham-stallions-vs-philadelphia-stars-jul-03-2022-game-boxscore-43 [Accessed 4 July 2022]


[1] Fox Sports (2022) USFL unveils team cities, nicknames and logos for 2022 debut [Internet] Available from: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/usfl/usfl-unveils-team-cities-nicknames-and-logos-for-2022-debut [Accessed 11 February 2022]

Logo References

[2] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Panthers [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Panthers.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[3] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Generals [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Generals.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[4] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Stars [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Stars.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[5] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Maulers [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Maulers.svg [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[6] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Stallions [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Stallions.svg  [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[7] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Gamblers [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Gamblers.svg  [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]

[8] USFL (2022) Logos_USFL_Breakers [Internet] Available from: https://www.theusfl.com/images/Logos_USFL_Breakers.svg [Accessed 11 February 2022]

[9] USFL 2 (2021) Logos_USFL_Bandits [Internet] Available from: https://www.usfl2.com/images/Logos_USFL_Bandits.svg  [Accessed 27 December 2021][File type modified]