Bo Scarbrough delivers incredible first half in USFL championship game
Bo Scarbrough, the Alabama product who’s become a star player in the USFL, turned in an eye-popping first half in the championship game against Philadelphia.
The Birmingham Stallions running back had 7 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown, which was a 36-yard run, and that total yardage included a 70-yard run that helped him reach an average of 17.4 yards per rush.
Scarbrough has quickly become one of the best backs in the USFL. He joined the team for the fifth game of the season, and in 6 regular-season contests, Scarbrough ran for 352 yards and one touchdown on 84 carries, and he had 39 yards on 11 carries and 3 receptions for 26 yards in the Stallions’ 31-17 victory over the New Orleans Breakers in last week’s semifinals, AL.com reported.
RUN BO RUN 💨💨
An easy 70-yard gain for @starbo06
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— Birmingham Stallions (@USFLStallions) July 4, 2022
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Scarbrough finished 10th in the league in rushing yards, and Birmingham coach Skip Holtz said the running back’s contributions extended beyond the football field.
“He has added not just a great player,” Holtz said. “Everybody can watch the play on the field and say, ‘Wow, what a player.’ He brings a different dimension to our backfield. He’s a big, strong, physical runner where both CJ (Marable) and Tony Brooks-James are more scatback types, spread-offense tailbacks. He added some power and some punch to our football team.