USFL Week 5 highlights: Philadelphia Stars beat New Jersey Generals
We've got you covered with Sunday's the action between the Generals and the Stars, as Week 5 of the USFL continues!
There are two games remaining in Week 5 of the USFL, and we've got you covered with all the action from Sunday's slate as we celebrate reaching the midway mark of the 2023 season!
The Philadelphia Stars (2-3) began the day by beating the New Jersey Generals (2-3), 24-21, in a thriller in Detroit. The Generals scored a touchdown and the game-tying 2-point conversion with 15 seconds left. But Luis Aguilar continued his record-setting day through the game's final snap. He made his eighth field goal of the game, a 55-yarder, as time expired to give the Stars the win.
Later on FOX, the Memphis Showboats (1-3) will face the undefeated New Orleans Breakers at 3 p.m. ET in Birmingham, Alabama.
See the full list of regular-season week-by-week matchups here.
Here are the top moments!
New Jersey Generals at Philadelphia Stars
The Generals were able to make a goal-line stand early on, getting a big tackle for loss on 3rd-and-goal that forced the Stars to settle for three points.
Stars LB Gabriel Sewell came up with the fumble recovery that gave Philadelphia great field position, setting up the Stars to kick a field goal and take a 6-0 lead.
A keeper for the score!
Generals QB De'Andre Johnson hit the jets and gave the Stars a juke move before as he ran 35 yards into the end zone to give New Jersey the lead.
Philly field goals
The Stars' first three scores all came via field goal, but Luis Aguilar's third kick through the uprights was one of the most impressive of the season. He made a 56-yarder, which is the longest of the USFL season, that gave the Stars a 9-7 lead.
On the dot
Jordan found his man Wes Saxton Jr. over the middle, hitting him in stride for a 25-yard gain to get into Stars territory late in the first half.
Corey Coleman initially scored a touchdown that would've given the Stars at least a five-point lead going into halftime. But review determined that Coleman didn't successfully tap his feet inbounds, forcing the Stars to settle for their fourth field goal of the game and give Philadelphia a 12-10 lead going into halftime.
Mazzi makes Mother's Day INT
Mazzi Wilkins was at the right place at the right time for the Stars, getting the ball bounced in his direction as he made the grab for the interception to keep the Stars' lead intact in the middle of the fourth quarter.
Afterward, he gave his mom a shutout on the sideline.
Aguilar set the record for most field goals made in a single USFL game in the fourth quarter. After making a 51-yarder late in the third for his sixth field goal of the day that gave the Stars an 18-10 lead, Aguilar made his seventh field goal (a 49-yarder) with over 10 minutes left, giving the Stars a 21-13 lead.
Push it in!
Kyle Lauletta's QB sneak worked, scoring a touchdown that brought the Generals within two points of the Stars' 21-19 lead with 15 seconds left.
Right after his QB sneak, Lauletta floated a pass to Woody Brandom on the 2-point conversion to tie the game!
For the win!
Aguilar continued his record-setting day on the game's last play, draining a 55-yard field goal to give the Stars the win. It was Aguilar's eighth made field goal of the game, scoring all 24 of the Stars' points.
Giving the mothers a shutout on Mother's Day
The Generals are wearing a Mother's Day decal on their helmets as they wished all mothers a happy Mother's Day.
The Stars also sent some Happy Mother's Day wishes on social media.
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