Key Points:

  • Birmingham Stallions defeat Arlington Renegades 27-14 in UFL season opener
  • Stallions showcase traits that made them two-time reigning USFL champions
  • QB Matt Corral impresses in first UFL game, throwing for 201 yards and 2 TDs

The Birmingham Stallions opened the 2024 UFL season with a convincing 27-14 victory over the Arlington Renegades on Saturday. The Stallions, two-time reigning USFL champions, displayed the qualities that have made them the premier spring football team in recent years. QB Matt Corral led a crucial game-tying drive just before halftime, and the Stallions dominated the second half, outscoring the Renegades 16-3.

Birmingham Stallions Breakdown

The Stallions’ offense was led by QB Matt Corral, who completed 12 of 21 passes for 201 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. The running game was also effective, with the team rushing for 183 yards and 2 TDs.

Top performers included:

  • Matt. Corral: 12/21, 201 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • CJ Marable: 18 rushes, 67 yards, 1 TD
  • Deon Cain: 3 receptions, 66 yards, 1 TD

On defense, the Stallions forced two turnovers and sacked Renegades QB Luis Perez twice. LB Kyahva Tezino led the team with 6 total tackles.

Arlington Renegades Breakdown

The Renegades struggled to find a rhythm offensively, with QB Luis Perez completing 19 of 28 passes for 214 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. The running game was largely ineffective, gaining just 59 yards on 18 attempts.

Notable performances included:

  • Luis Perez: 19/28, 214 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • Deontay  Burnett: 5 receptions, 36 yards
  • Marquel Lee: 9 total tackles

The Renegades defense managed to force two turnovers but failed to consistently pressure Corral or stop the Stallions’ running game.

The Stallions’ victory showcased their ability to make halftime adjustments and close out games, traits that have made them a dominant force in spring football.

With the win, Birmingham improves to 22-3 under head coach Skip Holtz. The UFL scores and UFL standings reflect the Stallions’ strong start to the 2024 season. Are they the team to beat in the UFL?

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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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