By R.L. Bynum
In his first game as a head coach since leaving Carolina in 2018, Larry Fedora won his United States Football League debut with the help of T.J. Logan Jr.’s running.
Their New Orleans Breakers beat the Philadelphia Stars 23–17 Sunday in the first weekend of action for the new spring football league in Birmingham, Ala.
Logan, who played for Fedora at UNC, ran for 56 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and caught four passes for 37 yards. Logan scored with 5:06 left in the third quarter on an 11-yard run around the left side of the line and used his speed to cut through defenders and into the end zone.
For the Stars, tight end Bug Howard had three catches for 14 yards and a 10-yard touchdown reception late in the first half.
Anthony Ratliff-Williams’ Houston Gamblers knocked off the Michigan Panthers on Sunday 17–12. He had one catch for a one-yard loss in the game.
In Week 2, the Stars face the Pittsburgh Maulers at noon on Saturday (Fox), the Gamblers face the Birmingham Stallions at 7 p.m. Saturday (FS1) and the Breakers meet the Tampa Bay Bandits at 3 p.m. Sunday (NBC).