USFL championship game 2022 score: Stallions surge past Stars in wild finish to win league crown

CANTON, Ohio — The USFL’s inaugural championship had everything. Great weather, a packed house, big plays and, most importantly, a thrilling game between the league’s top-two teams. The night ended with the Birmingham Stallions, the league’s top team all season, being crowned the champion after posting a 33-30 win over the Philadelphia Stars. 

Down 23-20 late, the Stallions took the lead for good on Victor Bolden’s touchdown pass from Alex McGough, who was playing in relief of injured starter J’Mar Smith. Linebacker Scooby Wright’s pick-six moments later proved to be the deciding score. Philadelphia, who also finished the game with a backup quarterback after Case Cookus injured his knee, clawed back with a late touchdown. But a missed conversion attempt after the score and a late-minute interception sealed the Stars’ fate. 

We’ll have full takeaways from Saturday night’s game shortly. You can relive all the action in our live blog below:

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