Key Points:

  • Panthers QB Danny Etling efficient with 14/21 passing for 175 yards and 1 rushing TD
  • Panthers RB Wes Hills dominates with 16 carries for 82 yards and 3 TDs
  • Showboats WR Daewood Davis impresses with 6 catches for 101 yards and 1 TD

The Michigan Panthers secured a decisive 35-18 victory over the Memphis Showboats in the final UFL Game in Week 5. The Panthers dominated from the start, building a 19-6 halftime lead and never looking back.

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Panthers Recap:

The Panthers’ offense fired on all cylinders, with quarterback Danny Etling leading the charge. Etling completed 14 of 21 passes for 175 yards and added a rushing touchdown. The ground game was the star, as running back Wes Hills gashed the Showboats defense for 82 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. Other top performers included:

  • RB Matthew Colburn II: 15 carries, 68 yards, 1 TD
  • TE Cole Hikutini: 3 catches, 64 yards
  • WR Siaosi Mariner: 4 catches, 42 yards

Showboats Recap:

The Showboats struggled to keep pace with the Panthers’ high-powered offense. Quarterback Troy Williams threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted twice. Wide receiver Daewood Davis was a bright spot, hauling in six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. Other notable performances:

  • RB Darius Victor: 9 carries, 17 yards; 3 catches, 11 yards
  • WR Sage Surratt: 2 catches, 31 yards, 1 TD
  • WR Jonathan Adams: 2 catches, 45 yards, 1 TD

This game had implications for the UFL standings, with the Panthers improving to 3-2 and the Showboats falling to 1-4. As the season progresses, fans will be watching to see if the Panthers can maintain their momentum and secure a playoff spot. For the Showboats, the question remains: can they turn things around and make a late-season push?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! What do you think the Panthers need to do to stay in the playoff hunt? Can the Showboats overcome their slow start and get back in the race?

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