Shea Patterson stumbles into giving up hilarious USFL scoop and score touchdown
Shea Patterson had an unfortunate stumble on Sunday during a USFL game between Houston and Michigan.
Patterson, the former Ole Miss and Michigan quarterback, struggled on a snap on second-and-goal where he faked a handoff and stumbled to the turf. The Gamblers then scooped up the ball and scored on a play that went nearly the length of the field.
Houston prevailed in the game, 17-12, after Patterson’s last-second pass for La’Michael Pettway was incomplete as Pettway was out of town. There was also an illegal chop block on the play.
Shea Patterson doing Michigan proud pic.twitter.com/Ciyv8dkKhh
— Arif Hasan, silenced hexagon (@ArifHasanNFL) April 17, 2022
Patterson was the No. 1 overall pick in the USFL draft to the Michigan Panthers before Jordan Ta’amu, another former Ole Miss QB, went No. 2 to the Tampa Bay Bandits.
The USFL season kicked off on Saturday, and pulled in 3 million viewers as the Birmingham Stallions took on the New Jersey Generals.
Each team will play a 10-game regular-season in Birmingham, Alabama. Playoff semifinals between the top 2 teams in each division and a championship game between division winners will be played in Canton, Ohio.
The new USFL kicked off Saturday night in a historic simulcast on FOX and NBC – delivering a projected 3 million viewers across the networks and their streaming platforms.
The @USFLStallions victory over the @USFLGenerals peaked with nearly 3.5 million viewers at 10:45 PM ET. pic.twitter.com/fIFDiBAfrB
— USFL (@USFL) April 17, 2022