Results from Week 5 of the USFL season produced a four-way tie for first place in the North at 2-3. It also ended the New Orleans Breakers’ bid for an undefeated season as they lost to the Memphis Showboats 17-10.
As usual, the weekend produced several mic gems.
The Houston Gamblers cruised to a 27-20 win against the Birmingham Stallions. Perhaps the game’s turning point was when Gamblers quarterback Terry Wilson hit wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams for a 50-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. After the play, Ratliff-Williams repeatedly said “boom!” The big play and punt later gave Houston the lead for good.
The best USFL mic moments from Week 5
Houston found the end zone four times en route to the victory. One of those scores saw Wilson get his teammates to ‘get it’, while another saw running back Mark Thompson wish his mum a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’.
As for the Breakers, now 4-1, they struggled to manufacture offense in Week 5, but produced some humorous clips.
For example, running back Wes Hills got a first down for the Breakers. Back in the huddle, Hills said “damn, you’re big” to Showboats defensive end Kahzin Daniels
Breakers quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was hit by Showboats defensive end Jeff McCulloch after getting rid of the ball. After the hit, Bethel-Thompson said to McCulloch, “Nice shot, baby.”
The Philadelphia Stars entered Week 5 on a three-game losing streak. And they looked poised to go to overtime against the New Jersey Generals, who put together an 11-play touchdown drive and converted a 2-point attempt to tie the game at 21 with 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter . Terry Wright then ran the ensuing kickoff to the Generals’ 47-yard line. Four plays later, Luis Aguilar lined up a 55-yard field goal and drained it.
After the game-winning kick, Aguilar was ecstatic and shouted, “We finally won!”
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