The still-undefeated Stallions are taking on the 1-6 Roughnecks this week, and Houston will be looking to fight back after their last matchup. In Week 5 the Stallions put up a 32-9 win in Houston, and both teams’ fortunes have continued along the same trajectory. While Skip Holtz’s 7-0 squad is en route to another championship, the Roughnecks are eliminated from playoff contention, but this squad still has a lot to play for.

In spring football leagues, each one of these guys is looking to put up tape to advance their careers forward, and while hopes of a UFL Championship are out of the picture, getting live reps is still an opportunity.

Last week, the Roughnecks made a QB change back to Jarrett Guarantano, but with the offense still stalling, it remains to be seen if it’ll be him or Sinnett under center this week. In their 15-12 loss to San Antonio, Mark Thompson made a bit more of an impact, rushing 9 times for 38 yards at 4.2 yards per carry, but we’ve still yet to see him utilized in a featured role.

The defense didn’t give up a ton, and it seems that production on the offensive side of the ball is the puzzle they need to figure out. In Birmingham, keeping up with that offense will be an uphill battle. I am unfortunately curious to see if Skip Holtz rides with Matt Corral or J’Mar Smith here to keep QB Adrian Martinez healthy.

The Stallions are first in the league with 201 points scored, while Houston sits at under half that, with just 96. Their defense is also first in the league, with 115 points against, with Houston sitting at 153 points against, in 5th place.

It’s a lopsided matchup no matter which way you slice it, but it’ll be up to Coach CJ Johnson & Co. to rally their troops and keep them in the fight here.

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Matthew Nagashima
Matt Nagashima has been covering Spring Football with News Hub since the XFL's 2019 Draft, and received Press Credentials to cover the Dallas Renegades in 2020. He has also covered the NFL with Pro Football Doc, and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Colorado State University.

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