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Stallions stay undefeated – win number 4

On Saturday, the Birmingham Stallions defeated the D.C. Defenders 20 to 18 in a come from behind victory.

Skip Holtz is in his third season as the Stallions head coach. Holtz and the Stallions won the championship both years that they were in the USFL.

"What a great football game," said Coach Holtz. "Two teams fighting their tails off."

"They battled, and they battled, and they battled," said Holtz. "We got the lead in some nasty conditions, and they took the lead back and we came back and got a field goal."

The Stallions are 4 and 0 and remain in first place in the USFL conference in the Ultimate Football League.

Stallions' quarterback Matt Corral, who had appeared to have lost the job last week to Adrian Hernandez, had Corral got the start and had his best game yet as a pro on Saturday with 19 completions on 29 attempts for 209 passing yards. Corral also had 51 yards rushing and threw for a touchdown.

"I couldn't be more proud of what Matt did," said Holtz. "I have two quality quarterbacks that are good football players."

Despite severe weather the Stallions' were able to throw the ball for 240 yards and drive up and down the field wining the game on the final drive with a field goal by newly signed kicker Ramiz Ahmed.

"What he did was unbelievable," said Holtz. "He is a really good football player."

Ahmed was hired on Tuesday before the game due to an injury to the Stallions regular kicker. Ahmed made four field goals in four attempts.

Two fumbles in the redzone early in the game cost the Stallions points and made this a closer game than it might have been if the Stallions had not turned the ball over.

Aman Rogers was the leading receiver with 4 catches for 84 yards.

In the offseason, the USFL and XFL merged to form the Ultimate Football League (UFL). 8 franchises were eliminated in the merger meaning that the league has more talent than in the previous two seasons where more teams were in this space.

"There is a lot of talent and most of the guys that are backups were starters and all conference," before the merger said Holtz.

The Stallions play the Houston Roughnecks next in Houston on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox.


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