Key Points:

  • Defenders improve to 2-0, while Roughnecks fall to 0-2
  • Defenders QB Jordan Ta’amu throws for 212 yards and 2 TDs
  • Roughnecks QB Reid Sinnett passes for 221 yards and 1 TD

In a tightly contested UFL game, the Defenders emerged victorious over the Roughnecks with a final score of 23-18. The Defenders are now tied for second in the UFL standings with a 1-1 record in the XFL conference, while the Roughnecks drop to 0-2 and are last in the USFL conference.


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec Yds Rec Rec. TD
Deandre FrancoisQuarterback000000000000
Jalan McClendonQuarterback000000000000
Jordan Ta’amuQuarterback16322122151700000
Cam’Ron HarrisRunning back00000934021210
Darius HaggansRunning back000001129131120
Pooka WilliamsRunning back000000000000
Alex EllisTight End0000000031910
Briley MooreTight End0000000032931
Shaun BeyerTight End000000000000
Trae BarryTight End000000000000
Brandon SmithWide receiver000000002000
Chris RowlandWide receiver0000000045520
CJ JohnsonWide receiver000000000000
Jazz FergusonWide receiver000000000000
Keke CouteeWide receiver0000012094030
Kelvin HarmonWide receiver0000000045520
Preston WilliamsWide receiver000000000000
Ty ScottWide receiver0000000011711
Matt McCraneKicker000000000000
Total 1632212212682131238152


Player Position Pass. CMP Pass. ATT Pass. YDS Pass. TD Pass. INT Rush. ATT Rush. YDS Rush. TD Rec. Targets Rec Yds Rec Rec. TD
Jarrett GuarantanoQuarterback3823000000000
Nolan HendersonQuarterback000000000000
Reid SinnettQuarterback1930221100000000
Emmanuel ButlerRunning back0000000033420
Mark ThompsonRunning back000000000000
T.J. Pledger IVRunning back000001147041030
Tiyon Evans Jr.Running back0000020011410
Braedon BowmanTight End000000003000
Clint Sigg Jr.Tight End000000000000
Rodell Rahmaan IIITight End000000000000
Woody BrandomTight End000000000000
Anthony Ratliff-WilliamsWide receiver000000006620
Cyril GraysonWide receiver000000000000
Isaiah ZuberWide receiver000000000000
Isiah HennieWide receiver000000000000
Justin HallWide receiver0000000074460
Keke ChismWide receiver0000000075731
Kirk MerritWide receiver0000023067950
Steven Dunbar Jr.Wide receiver000000000000
JJ MolsonKicker000000000000
Total 2238244101550037244221

Defenders Recap

The Defenders offense was led by quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who completed 16 of 32 passes for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns, despite throwing one interception. The running game was split between Darius Haggans and Cam’Ron Harris, with Haggans scoring the lone rushing touchdown.

Top Defenders offensive players:

  • QB Jordan Ta’amu: 16/32, 212 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
  • RB Darius Haggans: 11 rushes, 29 yards, 1 TD
  • WR Kelvin Harmon: 3 receptions, 29 yards
  • WR Chris Rowland: 2 receptions, 55 yards
  • TE Briley Moore: 3 receptions, 29 yards, 1 TD

Roughnecks Recap

The Roughnecks offense was paced by quarterback Reid Sinnett, who went 19 for 30 with 221 yards and 1 touchdown. Running back T.J. Pledger IV led the team in rushing with 11 attempts for 47 yards. Wide receiver Kirk Merrit was the top target, hauling in 5 catches for 79 yards.

Top Roughnecks offensive players:

  • QB Reid Sinnett: 19/30, 221 yards, 1 TD
  • RB T.J. Pledger IV: 11 rushes, 47 yards
  • WR Kirk Merrit: 5 receptions, 79 yards
  • WR Keke Chism: 3 receptions, 57 yards, 1 TD
  • WR Justin Hall: 6 receptions, 44 yards

In a game that came down to the wire, the Defenders managed to hold off the Roughnecks to secure the victory. The UFL scores from this week’s action have set the stage for an exciting season ahead as teams jockey for position in the UFL standings.

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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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