Key Points:

  • Birmingham Stallions advance to the UFL Championship with a 31-18 victory over the Michigan Panthers
  • Matt Corral replaces Adrian Martinez in the second half, sparking the Stallions’ comeback
  • The Stallions will face the winner of the San Antonio Brahmas vs St. Louis Battlehawks game in the UFL Championship

In a thrilling UFL Playoffs matchup, the Birmingham Stallions (10-1) surged past the Michigan Panthers (7-4) with a final score of 31-18. The Stallions now advance to the UFL Championship game in St. Louis next week, where they will face the winner of the XFL Conference game between the San Antonio Brahmas and St. Louis Battlehawks.

The first half saw the Panthers take an early lead, but the Stallions fought back in the second half, led by backup quarterback Matt Corral, who replaced starter Adrian Martinez. Corral’s impressive performance sparked the Stallions’ offense, leading them to victory.

Michigan Panthers Breakdown:

The Panthers’ offense was led by quarterback Danny Etling, who completed 18 of 29 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.

The top performers on offense were:

  • Siaosi Mariner: 4 receptions, 60 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Nate McCrary: 11 rushes, 62 yards
  • Devin Gray: 3 receptions, 33 yards
  • Marcus Simms: 3 receptions, 32 yards
  • Trey Quinn: 3 receptions, 29 yards

On defense, the Panthers were led by:

  • Noah Dawkins: 8 total tackles
  • Javin White: 7 total tackles, 1.5 sacks
  • Corrion Ballard: 4 total tackles
  • Levonta Taylor: 4 total tackles
  • Kai Nacua: 3 total tackles

Birmingham Stallions Breakdown:

The Stallions’ offense was ignited by Matt Corral, who completed 9 of 11 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns after replacing Adrian Martinez.

The top performers on offense were:

  • C.J. Marable: 8 rushes, 77 yards
  • Marlon Williams: 3 receptions, 50 yards
  • Jordan Thomas: 2 receptions, 62 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Gary Jennings: 2 receptions, 59 yards
  • Jace Sternberger: 2 receptions, 48 yards

The Stallions’ defense was led by:

  • Kyahva Tezino: 7 total tackles
  • Willie Yarbary: 5 total tackles
  • A.J. Thomas: 5 total tackles
  • Jonathan Garvin: 5 total tackles, 1 sack
  • Dondrea Tillman: 4 total tackles, 2 sacks

The UFL standings have been set, with the Birmingham Stallions securing their spot in the championship game. They will face the winner of the San Antonio Brahmas vs St. Louis Battlehawks game, which takes place on Sunday, June 9 at 7:00 PM ET.

The UFL Championship is scheduled for Sunday, June 16 at 5:00 PM ET at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO.

As the Panthers head into the offseason, fans are left wondering what changes the team will make to bounce back next season. For the Stallions, the question remains: can they carry this momentum into the championship game and secure the UFL title? Share 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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