The Birmingham Stallions’ winning streak in the USFL’s inaugural season had come to an end on Saturday night with a 17-15 loss to the Houston Gamblers.
The Gamblers forced a safety and intercepted a J’Mar Smith pass with 1:22 remaining in the game.
Houston’s scoring mostly came on field goals and the safety, but the team took the lead early in the 4th quarter on a Kenji Bahar touchdown pass to Isaiah Zuber to make it 17-15.
Kenji Bahar finished 16-for-24 with 164 passing yards and the touchdown. Tyler Palka led the Gamblers in receiving with six catches for 83 yards. Zuber added three catches for 31 yards and the score.
Gamblers’ defensive end Ahmad Gooden and defensive tackle Joey Ivie each sacked Smith. Donald Payne, one of the league leaders in tackles, had 12 tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass defended.
For the Stallions, J’Mar Smith was 28-for-41 with 260 passing yards, a touchdown pass and an interception. Victor Bolden Jr. had eight catches for 74 yards, and Adrian Hardy had the only touchdown catch from Smith.
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