Key Points:

  • San Antonio Brahmas edge out Houston Roughnecks 15-12 in low-scoring affair
  • Roughnecks kicker J.J. Molson connects on 4 field goals, including a 62-yarder
  • Brahmas improve to 5-2, while Roughnecks fall to 1-6



The San Antonio Brahmas secured a hard-fought 15-12 victory over the Houston Roughnecks in a defensive battle. With the win, the Brahmas move to 5-2 on the season, maintaining their position in the XFL Conference. The Roughnecks, despite a valiant effort, drop to 1-6 and remain at the bottom of the USFL Conference.

San Antonio Brahmas Recap

The Brahmas offense struggled to find the end zone, with their lone touchdown coming on a 1-yard rush by John Lovett late in the fourth quarter. Kicker Ryan Santoso provided the rest of the scoring, connecting on field goals from 26 and 51 yards out. The top offensive performers for the Brahmas were:

  • Landen Akers: 3 receptions, 72 yards
  • Quinten Dormady: 10/24 passing, 142 yards, 1 INT
  • John Lovett: 18 rushes, 37 yards, 1 TD; 5 receptions, 28 yards
  • Jontre Kirklin: 3 receptions, 40 yards
  • Marquez Stevenson: 2 receptions, 20 yards; 1 rush, 2 yards

Houston Roughnecks Recap

The Roughnecks relied heavily on the leg of kicker J.J. Molson, who accounted for all of their points with field goals from 48, 31, 62, and 21 yards. The offense moved the ball but couldn’t punch it in when it mattered most. The top offensive performers for the Roughnecks were:

  • Justin Hall: 5 receptions, 69 yards
  • Jarrett Guarantano: 11/18 passing, 121 yards; 3 rushes, 14 yards
  • Mark Thompson: 9 rushes, 38 yards
  • T.J. Pledger IV: 11 rushes, 30 yards
  • Anthony Ratliff-Williams: 3 receptions, 25 yards

In terms of the UFL standings, the Stallions lead the USFL Conference at 7-0, followed by the Panthers at 5-2. In the XFL Conference, the Battlehawks and Brahmas are tied atop at 5-2.

The Brahmas will look to build on this win and maintain their position in the standings, but can they continue to find ways to win close games? As for the Roughnecks, they’ll need to find a way to finish drives and put more points on the board. What adjustments do you think each team needs to make moving forward? Let us know 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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