By R.L. Bynum
This USFL venture is off to an impressive start for Coach Larry Fedora.
His New Orleans Breakers rolled to a 34–3 victory Sunday in Birmingham, Ala., over the Tampa Bay Bandits, and are one of the league’s only two 2–0 teams.
He again got a good contribution from running back T.J. Logan Jr., one of his former players when he was head coach at Carolina. Logan rushed 10 times for 43 yards and caught four passes for 29 yards in the Breakers’ victory.
Logan’s five-yard touchdown run with 15 seconds left in the first quarter gave New Orleans a 14–0 lead and the Breakers were off and running.
After taking a 21–3 halftime lead, Fedora gave his team a passionate speech at halftime.
After recording six sacks in the Breakers’ 23–17 victory in Week 1 over the Philadelphia Stars, Fedora’s defense had four sacks Sunday and created three turnovers while holding the Bandits to 194 total yards.
Saturday at 8 p.m. (Fox), the Breakers will face the Birmingham Stallions, the USFL’s other unbeaten team.
In the Stallions’ 33–28 Saturday victory over Houston, the Gamblers’ Anthony Ratliff-Williams caught five passes for 40 yards. Houston faces the Tampa Bay Bandits at 4 p.m. Saturday (Fox).
Tight end Bug Howard caught four passes for 44 yards in the Philadelphia Stars’ 30–23 Saturday victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers. The Stars take on the New Jersey Generals at 8 p.m. Sunday (Peacock).