USFL first: Stars score three-point conversion for 30-23 victory over Maulers

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Philadelphia Stars quarterback Bryan Scott consolidated his place as one of the best signal callers in USFLwhich led Philadelphia to a 30-23 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers in a heated competition Saturday afternoon that saw numerous lead exchanges and the first ever three-point conversion.

Scott, a standout at Occidental College, put in an amazing performance to give the Stars their first win of the season, with a total of 273 passing yards for three touchdowns and one on the ground to start Week 2.

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The Maulers improved markedly from their Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Bandits, failing to score a single touchdown.

Bryan Scott # 18 of the Philadelphia Stars looks set to send the ball into the first quarter of the game against the Pittsburgh Maulers at the Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bryan Scott # 18 of the Philadelphia Stars looks set to send the ball into the first quarter of the game against the Pittsburgh Maulers at the Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Photo by Jamie Squire / USFL / Getty Images)

After Ramiz Ahmed knocked a field goal in to get Pittsburgh on the board first, Scott would respond with a touchdown pass to Diondre Overton and say he “probably had to make chicken salad out of you know what.”

The rest of the match would continue to be an exchange of goals. One of the game’s biggest games came in the second quarter when cornerback Jaylon McClain-Sapp wanted to regain a fumble after a 79-yard touchdown return to close the gap to 10-14.

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Josh Love # 12 of the Pittsburgh Maulers delivers the ball to Madre London # 9 in the fourth quarter of the match against the Philadelphia Stars at the Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Josh Love # 12 of the Pittsburgh Maulers delivers the ball to Madre London # 9 in the fourth quarter of the match against the Philadelphia Stars at the Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / USFL / Getty Images)

A strong secondMauler’s half performance apparently came to an end when Scott came in contact with Maurice Alexander Jr. halfway through the fourth quarter. The stars opted for the unique three-point conversion option and managed on a USFL first for a seven-point lead.

In addition to the new extra point rules, fans continued to see unique facets of the game, including a real-time look at reviews, and to hear officials discuss games with referees as they happen.

Paul Terry # 25 of the Philadelphia Stars jumps into the end zone for a three-point conversion in the fourth quarter of the match against the Pittsburgh Maulers at the Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Paul Terry # 25 of the Philadelphia Stars jumps into the end zone for a three-point conversion in the fourth quarter of the match against the Pittsburgh Maulers at the Protective Stadium on April 23, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
(Photo by Jamie Squire / USFL / Getty Images)

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The Stars improved to 1-1 as the Maulers dropped to 0-2. The Birmingham Stallions will go head-to-head with the Houston Gamblers at 19.00 ET while Week 2 of the USFL continues.

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