Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL will host a week 3 matchup Sunday afternoon between the Pittsburgh Maulers and the Michigan Panthers. Pittsburgh comes into week 3 winless thus far this season following a 7 point loss to the Philadelphia Stars a week ago. Offensively the Maulers played well scoring 23 total points on 348 total yards but turned the ball over 2 times leading to the loss.
Quarterback Josh Love had a mediocre day completing 21 of 39 passes thrown for 236 yards and 2 scores. The Maulers used a 2 running back set combining for 123 yards on 28 total carries, while Bailey Gather proved to be receiver #1 compiling 117 yards and 1 score on 7 catches.
The Michigan Panthers also come into week 2 winless after scoring only 6 points in week 2 against the New Jersey Generals. Offensively Michigan totaled 183 yards on 59 offensive plays with only 1 touchdown on the day. Shea Patterson struggled under center completing 14 of 29 passes for only 124 yards and no scores.
The Panthers ground game carried the offensive load for Michigan as 5 different backs combined for 74 total yards and 1 score on 28 carries. Stevie Scott III led the way for the Maulers on the ground with 25 yards on 7 carries, while Cameron Scarlett added 22 yards and the only score of the game on 9 carries.