USFL score, highlights: New Jersey Generals beat Philadelphia Stars, 24-16, with second-half push

New Jersey defeated the Philadelphia Stars to take first place in the USFL North Division. Both teams entered Sunday’s game 1-1 after wins last weekend.

The Stars got off to a fast start, scoring in their first practice and leading 10-3 at halftime. Philadelphia Brian Scottthe USFL’s number-one ranked quarterback, suffered an injury and a substitute Cookus case was at the helm for the second half, completing 13 of 20 attempts for 146 yards, including a touchdown pass.

After a slow start, New Jersey settled into their ground game, with De’Andre Johnson assume the duties of primary quarterback after splitting his time with Luis Perez in the first half. The Generals rushed for 270 yards and three touchdowns, led by Trey Williams who had 19 carries for 111 yards. The Stars had no response for the New Jersey run game, with the Generals scoring touchdowns in every second-half practice.

New Jersey Generals and Philadelphia Stars Head Coaches

Both teams are led by coaches with extensive multi-level experience of football and leagues at professional level. New Jersey is run by a 68-year-old man mike riley, who was the head coach of the San Diego Chargers for three seasons from 1999 to 2001. His most recent head coaching job came in 2019, where he led the San Antonio commanders in the AAF . Meanwhile, Philadelphia is run by a 64-year-old man Bart Andrus. Andrus was the head coach of the Amsterdam Admirals in the NFL Europe league from 2001 to 2007, leading the team to consecutive World Bowls and the 2005 title. He has also coached in the CFL, UFL and the XFL.

Generals vs Stars score, results, highlights

Final score: New Jersey Generals 24, Philadelphia Stars 16

1st Quarter, 11:23 (Stars): B.Scott goes deep in the center complete for NJ 24. Catch made by B.Howard at NJ 24. Gain of 41 yards. 8-B.Howard for 41 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

2nd quarter, 3:01 (Stars): The placement attempt of 22 yards from M.Mengel is good, Center-R.Navarro, Holder-C.Cookus.

2nd quarter, 0:29 (General): N.Rose The 54-yard placement attempt is good, Center-S.Flanick, Holder-B.Miller.

3rd quarter, 7:08 (Generals): D.Victor pushed the left tackle to the PHI End Zone for 4 yards. D. Victor for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

3rd Quarter, 2:32 (Stars): pass from C. Cookus complete for NJ 6. Catch made by D. Overton at NJ 6. Gain of 6 yards. 7-D.Overton for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

4th Quarter, 11:19 (Generals): D.Victor rushed down the center to the PHI End Zone for 1 yard. D. Victor for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.

Reaction and cover of the generals against the stars

11:12 p.m. EST: Time runs out and the Generals win their second straight game to take first place in the North Division. Final score New Jersey 24, Philadelphia 16.

10:51 p.m. EST: QB De’Andre Johnson rushes into the end zone to extend New Jersey’s lead. Nick Rose’s extra point is good. Generals 24, Stars 16 with 6:19 remaining in the game.

10:35 p.m. EST: Darius Victor pushes his way into the end zone to end a 12-play, 76-yard drive for New Jersey. Nick Rose’s extra run attempt is good and the Generals lead the game for the first time.

New Jersey 17, Philadelphia 16 with 11:17 to go.

10:27 p.m. EST: It’s the end of the third quarter and it’s a six-point game in Birmingham.

10:68 p.m. EST: Case Cookus finds Diondre Overton for a touchdown in Philadelphia to put the Stars back on top. It’s Cookus’ first passing touchdown of the season.

Matt Mengel’s extra run attempt isn’t good. Philadelphia 16, New Jersey 10.

10:05 p.m. EST: Darius Victor finds the end zone for New Jersey as the Generals drive 80 yards down the field. Nick Rose’s extra run attempt is good and it’s all tied at 10 with 7:03 to go in the third.

9:58 p.m. EST: Philadelphia started the second half with Case Cookus at the helm as Bryan Scott is injured. The Stars drove to the New Jersey 12-yard line before settling for a field goal attempt. Matt Mengel’s 30-yard attempt isn’t good.

Philadelphia 10, New Jersey 3 with 11:09 left in the third quarter.

9:36 p.m. EST: We have a single score game before half-time in Birmingham. Philadelphia 10, New Jersey 3.

9:36 p.m. EST: Nick Rose’s 54-yard field attempt is good enough to put New Jersey on the board late in the second quarter. Stars 10, Generals 3 with 0:29 left at halftime.

9:21 p.m. EST: After descending on the four-meter line of New Jersey, Philadelphia is content with an attempted placement. Matt Mengel’s 22-yard attempt is good and the Stars extend their lead. Philadelphia 10, New Jersey 0 with 2:57 to go in the half.

9:18 p.m. EST: On his first scrimmage play, Stars quarterback Case Cookus completes a 42-yard pass to Jordan Suell to put Philadelphia on New Jersey’s four-yard line.

8:51 p.m. EST: The generals go there in fourth and one. Darius Victor rushes three yards to keep their practice alive.

8:46 p.m. EST: It’s a third unsuccessful field goal attempt for the night, as Matt Mengel’s 50-yard field goal attempt isn’t good for the Stars. Philadelphia 7, New Jersey 0.

8:42 p.m. EST: It’s the end of the first quarter. Philadelphia leads 7-0, with quarterback Bryan Scott completing seven of seven pass attempts in the first. The Stars will have a third-and-one at the New Jersey 32-yard line to start the second quarter.

8:34 p.m. EST: A second straight Generals drive ends in a missed field goal as Rose’s 43-yard attempt is no good. The Stars maintain their 7-0 lead with 4:15 in the first quarter.

8:25 p.m. EST: Perez completes a pass to Darius Victor who runs for a gain of 30 yards on three and 22 to keep the New Jersey drive alive.

8:68 p.m. EST: Philly is on set! Bryan Scott completes a through pass to tight end Bug Howard for a 41-yard touchdown. Matt Mengel’s extra point attempt is good.

Philadelphia 7, New Jersey 0 with 11:23 left in the first quarter.

8:14 p.m. EST: Nick Rose’s 52-yard field goal attempt is no good, ending New Jersey’s first drive.

8:12 p.m. EST: Stars linebacker Jordan Moore sacks quarterback Luis Perez for a nine-game loss, going third-and-18.

8:06 p.m. IS: New Jersey wins the toss and elects to host.

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  • When: Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Peacock
  • Or: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Direct: Peacock

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