The Stars narrowly came out on top, 17-16, bringing their record to 6-3 on the season and 2-0 against the Maulers, who drop to 1-8.
Here are the top plays from the late game.
The Stars got off to a hot start, picking off Maulers QB Vad Lee near the red zone to take over. Philadelphia took a 3-0 lead after nailing a 47-yard field goal midway through the first frame after the turnover.
Reeling it in
Misfortune struck the Stars early in the second quarter, however, when Matt Colburn fumbled near midfield.
Tricks up their sleeves
The Maulers came out strong once they got the ball back. First, they picked up a huge first down on a fake punt on fourth-and-3.
Maulers snag six
Then, with momentum on its side, Pittsburgh found the end zone on a fake field goal to take a 10-3 lead.
How'd he catch that?
The Stars' defense showed up in a big way, intercepting Lee's pass to keep the Maulers in check.
The Maulers quickly returned the favor, picking off Cookus to close out the first half.
Evening things up
Regaining the lead
The Maulers opened up the fourth-quarter scoring with a smooth TD from Lee to wideout Tre Walker to put Pittsburgh ahead, 16-10.
To the house!
A fumble by the Maulers turned into six points when Colburn scampered 51 yards to give Philadelphia a one-point edge, 17-16, late in the frame.
The Stars' defense continued to show out, as the Maulers fumbled the ball once again on the following drive.
The Maulers had one last chance to come away with the win, but they couldn't connect on a 49-yard field goal.