USFL Week 4 recap: Showboats now not winless; Breakers stay unbeaten

The Memphis Showboats are lastly within the win column.

Within the fourth week of the 2023 USFL season, the Showboats topped the Michigan Panthers, 29-10. Cole Kelley was 15 of 26 with 151 passing yards and two speeding touchdowns. Showboats defensive finish Jeff McCulloch returned a fumble for a landing to assist safe the victory.


Cole Kelly scores a TD

Cole Kelley of the Memphis Showboats scores a landing towards the Michigan Panthers throughout the fourth quarter at Ford Area on Could 6, 2023, in Detroit. (Rey Del Rio/USFL/Getty Photographs for USFL)

“I simply should thank the person upstairs. I wasn’t alleged to be enjoying right now [because of] accidents,” McCulloch stated after the sport through the league’s web site. “However coach, he had religion in me and allowed me to come back again out right here with this group that we have been working with.”

Neither Carson Sturdy nor Josh Love had greater than 80 passing yards within the sport for the Panthers. Nonetheless, Love had a landing go to Joe Walker. Michigan’s Stevie Scott III ran for 66 yards.

The New Orleans Breakers remained undefeated with a victory over the New Jersey Generals. A 25-yard subject objective from Matt Coghlin with 7:10 left within the sport helped the Breakers choose up the win, 20-17.

Wes Hills breaks out

Wes Hills of the New Orleans Breakers rushes throughout the fourth quarter towards the New Jersey Generals at Tom Benson Corridor of Fame Stadium on Could 7, 2023, in Canton, Ohio. (Ron Schwane/USFL/Getty Photographs for USFL)


McLeod Bethel-Thompson was 26 of 37 with 279 passing yards and an interception. Wes Hills had 88 speeding yards and two touchdowns on the bottom.

De’Andre Johnson had a passing landing to Cam Echols-Luper for the Generals. Trey Williams led New Jersey with 70 speeding yards and a landing. Victor was held to 64 yards.

Elsewhere, the Houston Gamblers put collectively the weekly excessive with a 41-16 win over the Philadelphia Stars. Kenji Bahar had 23 passing yards and two landing passes. Mark Thompson ran for 134 yards and scored 3 times on the bottom.

Kenji Bahar vs the Stars

Kenji Bahar of the Houston Gamblers and Donald Rutledge Jr. #38 of the Houston Gamblers have a good time after defeating the Philadelphia Stars, 41-16, at Ford Area on Could 6, 2023, in Detroit. (Nic Antaya/USFL/Getty Photographs for USFL)

The defending champion Birmingham Stallions defeated the Pittsburgh Maulers, 24-20.

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Right here’s what’s on faucet for Week 5.

  • Could 13: Michigan Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Maulers (12:30 p.m. ET; USA)
  • Could 13: Birmingham Stallions vs. Houston Gamblers (4 p.m. ET; FOX)
  • Could 14: Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals (Midday ET; NBC/Peacock)
  • Could 14: New Orleans Breakers vs. Memphis Showboats (3 p.m. ET; FOX)

Peter Johnson