Stallions shut out Brahmas 25-0 to win the first UFL championship game

Adrian Martinez was awarded the UFL championship game MVP

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 16: Adrian Martinez #9 of the Birmingham Stallions slips past Bryce Thompson #1 of the San Antonio Brahmas to rush for a touchdown during the third quarter of the UFL Championship Game at The Dome at America’s Center on June 16, 2024 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Rovak/UFL/Getty Images) (Scott Rovak/UFL, 2024 UFL)

ST. LOUIS – The Birmingham Stallions shut out the San Antonio Brahmas 25-0 to win the United Football League (UFL) championship game.

With the victory, the Stallions have captured three straight spring football championships. They won the USFL in 2022 and 2023 before the league merged with the XFL.

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Adrian Martinez, the UFL MVP for the Stallions, was awarded the UFL championship game MVP by Tom Brady.

Moments from the matchup

In the second quarter, the Brahmas seemed poised to capitalize on a turnover with points, but the booth called back a touchdown.

Late in the first half, Martinez found Gary Jennings for the 8-yard touchdown, and the 2-point conversion was successful.

The Stallions were leading 8-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Stallions received the ball first, and Martinez took advantage with an 11-yard touchdown run.

Birmingham took a 16-0 lead after converting on the 2-point conversion.

On the following drive for the Brahmas, after completing a pass to Jontre Franklin, the ball was knocked loose, and Birmingham recovered the fumble.

Martinez capitalized off the turnover with another touchdown, and the Stallions took a demanding 25-0 lead.

Late in the third quarter, Brahmas were looking for a new set of downs, but Chase Garbers came up short on the slide. San Antonio was not able to convert on the fourth down.

The Brahmas could not spark any comeback and lost 25-0.


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