Pittsburgh Maulers vs. Philadelphia Stars — USFL 1984

USFL action from 1984. Here is a little info from YouTube user USFL Forever who posted this video.

Philadelphia Stars Coach Jim Mora said that after he saw the film of the game with the Pittsburgh Maulers, he wasn’t as worried as he had been.

“I’m less upset now than I was before I looked at the film,” Mora told reporters Tuesday, after the Pittsburgh Maulers nearly pulled off an upset against the Stars.

The Stars managed a 23-17 victory, their 12th straight in the United States Football League, after a 49-yard punt return by Garcia Lane set up the winning touchdown, a five-yard pass from Chuck Fusina to Willie Collier in the final four minutes of the game.

Pittsburgh had dominated the first three quarters and led 17-12 going into the fourth.

With 43 seconds left the Maulers fought back to the Stars’ 6-yard line. But Philadelphia’s defense, led by linebacker Sam Mills, knocked the ball out of receiver Johnnie Dirden’s hands, and the Stars’ Pete Kugler recovered.

Philadelphia improved to 14-1, dropping Pittsburgh to 3-12.


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