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USFL Week 7: Stallions on top of Maulers, clinch playoff berth

That Birmingham stallions are not just them USFL’s only undefeated team after defeating the Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday they are now also a playoff team.

The Stallions (7-0) secured a spot in the postseason with a hard-fought win, a victory that required a 100-yard rushing tag from Bo Scarbrough and four field goals from Brandon Aubrey to prevail.

The Stallions are the second team to secure a playoff berth after the New Jersey Generals, who came out on top on Saturday.

Here are the top plays from Sunday’s game.

Birmingham Stallions 26, Pittsburgh Maulers 16

After stopping the Maulers in the game’s opening game, the Stallions got on the board first with a field goal from Aubrey. The kick was set up by a beautiful 53-yard pass from quarterback J’Mar Smith to Victor Bolden.

The catch made Bolden the first player to compile 1,000 all-purpose yards this season.

However, the Maulers hit back and took the lead after a four-yard jump from Madre London.

The Pittsburgh defense continued to give the Stallions fits, as evidenced by Nasir Player’s big sack. A short time later, the Maulers added a field goal to their record and took a 10-3 lead.

The Stallions’ Aubrey scored another field goal late in the first half, giving the Maulers a 10-6 lead at the break.

The Stallions came out fired up in the second half. First, Bo Scarbrough hit the floor for a big win.

Then, after the Maulers forced fourth, Birmingham reached into their bag of tricks — Bobby Holly rumbled 52 yards for a touchdown on a fake punt.

swallowed!

Birmingham are doing what they can to remain unbeaten and, courtesy of Willie Yarbary, have developed a clutch sack to hold their opponent against an FG.

Aubrey helped capitalize on the crucial defensive play with a handsome 42-yard field goal to put Birmingham 16-13 ahead.

Increase the stakes

Birmingham struck again mid-fourth, this time with a punch in the gut from CJ Marable.

Sweep the leg!

Pittsburgh brought themselves inside a TD with a huge 58-yard power kick from Ramiz Ahmed.

Birmingham stayed tough though and got another conversion from their own kicker who smashed in another FG to remain perfect on the day.

The kick put the Stallions at 26-16, a record that lasted until the end of the game. Birmingham bought their ticket for the playoffs and improved to 7-0 with the win.


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