Key Points:
– Stallions QB Adrian Martinez throws for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns
– Battlehawks RB Jacob Saylors scores 3 total touchdowns in the loss
– Stallions improve to 7-0, while Battlehawks fall to 5-2

Results

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The Birmingham Stallions secured a hard-fought 30-26 victory over the St. Louis Battlehawks in a thrilling UFL game. With this win, the Stallions maintain their perfect record, moving to 7-0 on the season, while the Battlehawks drop to 5-2.

Stallions Performance:


Quarterback Adrian Martinez led the charge for the Stallions, completing 21 of 33 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns. The rushing attack was balanced, with C.J. Marable and Ricky Person Jr. combining for 73 yards on 17 carries. Marable also found the end zone once. The receiving corps was spread out, with five players recording multiple catches.

The top performers were:

– Adrian Martinez: 21/33, 230 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT; 7 rushes, 60 yards
– Marlon Williams: 4 receptions, 41 yards, 1 TD
– Kevin Austin Jr.: 3 receptions, 59 yards, 1 TD
– Deon Cain: 4 receptions, 29 yards, 1 TD
– C.J. Marable: 7 rushes, 31 yards, 1 TD

Battlehawks Performance:


Quarterback A.J. McCarron went 19 of 32 for 161 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Battlehawks’ offense was largely driven by running back Jacob Saylors, who scored three total touchdowns (2 rushing, 1 receiving). Hakeem Butler was the top target in the passing game, hauling in 7 catches for 89 yards.

The key contributors for the Battlehawks were:

– Jacob Saylors: 10 rushes, 38 yards, 2 TD; 4 receptions, 20 yards, 1 TD
– A.J. McCarron: 19/32, 161 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 2 rushes, 24 yards
– Hakeem Butler: 7 receptions, 89 yards
– Jahcour Pearson: 3 receptions, 9 yards; 1 rush, 8 yards
– Steven Mitchell: 3 receptions, 21 yards

The Stallions continue to lead the USFL Conference with their unbeaten record, while the Battlehawks remain in first place in the XFL Conference standings. The Brahmas could tie for first with a win on Sunday.

As the season progresses, can the Stallions maintain their perfect record? Will the Battlehawks bounce back from this close defeat? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Posted May 12, 2024 7:58 am 0Likes
    by Frank

    As a Battlehawks fan there was a lot not to like about this game. And it started the first time St. Louis had the ball. On 3rd and short I really questioned AJ McCarron throwing a deep sideline pass in the direction of H. Butler when three yards were needed to keep the drive alive. All and all I did not think AJ played a great game mentally perhaps because he was playing in front of his hometown teams and was pressing. And after his ankle was rolled upon things got worse. After LB Chris Garrett made a terrific play blocking a punt giving the Battlehawks a late chance AJ did several things which I’m sure left most fans shaking their heads! Trying to run on 2nd down with the clock running instead of throwing the ball away. And then needing to spike the ball on 3rd down to stop the clock. Then on 4th down trying to get the ball to J. Pearson who apparently left his game in Seattle! He has gone from looking like the fastest on the field in every game to some small guy who looks no faster than the guys covering him.

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