Key Points:

  • Battlehawks QB A.J. McCarron throws for 255 yards and 3 TDs
  • Battlehawks WR Hakeem Butler catches 6 passes for 134 yards and 2 TDs
  • Roughnecks held scoreless until the fourth quarter



The St. Louis Battlehawks secured a dominant 22-8 win over the Houston Roughnecks in a UFL showdown. The Battlehawks’ offense, led by quarterback A.J. McCarron, took control of the game in the second quarter and never looked back.

Battlehawks Offensive Breakdown:

  • A.J. McCarron: 24/37, 255 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • Hakeem Butler: 6 REC, 134 YDS, 2 TD
  • Jahcour Pearson: 5 REC, 46 YDS
  • Steven Mitchell: 4 REC, 35 YDS, 1 TD
  • Jacob Saylors: 5 REC, 29 YDS; 8 RUSH, 18 YDS

The Battlehawks’ passing game was firing on all cylinders, with McCarron spreading the ball around to his talented receiving corps. Hakeem Butler had a standout performance, hauling in two touchdown passes and racking up 134 receiving yards.

Roughnecks Offensive Breakdown:

  • Reid Sinnett: 19/34, 135 YDS
  • Mark Thompson: 13 RUSH, 45 YDS, 1 TD; 2 REC, 14 YDS
  • Justin Hall: 6 REC, 59 YDS
  • T.J. Pledger IV: 7 RUSH, 38 YDS; 1 REC, 6 YDS
  • Cyril Grayson: 4 REC, 22 YDS

The Roughnecks struggled to find their rhythm on offense, with quarterback Reid Sinnett unable to connect with his receivers consistently. Running back Mark Thompson provided a spark with 45 rushing yards and the team’s lone touchdown in the fourth quarter.

With this win, the Battlehawks improve to 5-1 in the UFL standings, while the Roughnecks fall to 1-5. Can the Battlehawks continue their winning ways and make a push for the playoffs? Will the Roughnecks find a way to turn their season around or are they done? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Mark Perry Editor
Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of UFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL, USFL and UFL coverage since 2018.

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