USFL Week 10 highlights: Maulers stifle Generals to clinch playoff berth

USFL Week 10 highlights: Maulers stifle Generals to clinch playoff berth

Jun 17

Week 10 of the USFL season is upon us!

Kicking things off, the North Division took center stage, as the Pittsburgh Maulers faced off against the New Jersey Generals at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Maulers (4-6) dominated the Generals (3-7), 26-6 to clinch a spot in next week's North Division Championship game, while the Generals saw their season come to an end.

Later, the Memphis Showboats (5-4) are playing host to the powerhouse Birmingham Stallions (7-2) on FOX (4 p.m. ET).

Here are the top moments.

Pittsburgh Maulers26, New Jersey Generals 6

Pitt scores the first TD!

The Maulers got on the board first thanks to a well-orchestrated drive led by Troy Williams, who connected with Isiah Hennie for an 11-yard touchdown reception. 

At the end of the first quarter, the Maulers led 6-3.

A half of defense

Both teams had trouble moving the ball on offense because both defenses were on point, making big plays. First, the Maulers' Arnold Tarpley III intercepted a pass, setting Pitt up in New Jersey's territory. 

On the ensuing Maulers offensive possession, a bad snap to Chris Blewitt resulted in the Generals regaining possession of the ball in Pittsburgh's territory. 

After a pair of field goals by both squads before the half, including this impressive 52-yard kick from Blewitt, the Maulers led the Generals 9-6 at halftime. 

Pittsburgh's offense capitalizes on defense!

As mentioned, this matchup was full of defensive stops. Midway through the third quarter, Eli Walker returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown, putting Pitt up 16-6. 

Pitt stretches it out!

Pitt's Madre London stretches the lead out with a 4-yard touchdown run, putting the Maulers up 26-6 in the fourth quarter. 

Pregame vibes