USFL Week 2: Michigan Panthers-New Jersey Generals top plays

USFL Week 2: Michigan Panthers-New Jersey Generals top plays

Apr 22

Kicking off Week 2 of the inaugural USFL season is the Michigan Panthers battling the New Jersey Generals.

Here are the top plays from Friday's action.

Michigan Panthers vs. New Jersey Generals

Setting the tone

Generals DE Kolin Hill came up with a huge play early in the opening quarter, sacking Panthers QB Shea Patterson as he stepped back to pass, getting the the N.J. defense off the field on a crucial third down.

On the ensuing drive, the Generals used that momentum to get on the board with a short field goal.

N.J. led 3-0 headed into the second frame.

INT!

Misfortune struck when Generals Luis Perez was picked off at midfield, and Panthers running back Cameron Scarlett got Michigan on the board with a short run on the following drive.

Michigan snags six 

Panthers running back Cameron Scarlett got Michigan on the board with a short run on the following drive.

Just like that, the Panthers led 6-3 early in the second quarter.

Generals take over

The Generals regained the lead, 10-6, after RB Darius Victor punched it in for N.J. ahead of the halftime break.

Make way!

The Panthers opened the second half with a hefty 15-play drive that highlighted their star power on both sides of the ball.

Not so fast

But the Generals' defense was restlessness and didn't let anything — or anyone — slip by, and it remained a four-point game as the final frame got underway. 

Fourth-quarter surge

Patterson led the Panthers downfield and into the red zone with less than two minutes to spare, as Michigan tried to pull off the comeback.

In the end, it wasn't enough to swing the game, and things ended there, 10-6.

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