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Thursday, April 20th, 2023
USFL WEEK 2 DOUBLEHEADER: NEW JERSEY VS. PITTSBURGH SUNDAY ON NBC AND PEACOCK; HOUSTON VS. NEW ORLEANS SATURDAY ON USA NETWORK AND PEACOCK
Jac Collinsworth, Michael Robinson and Corey Robinson to Call Generals-Maulers Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
Paul Burmeister, Anthony Herron and Lewis Johnson to Call Gamblers-Breakers Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock
NBC Sports and FOX Sports to Present All 43 USFL Games Live During 2023 Season
STAMFORD, Conn., – April 20, 2023 – NBC Sports kicks off its first doubleheader USFL weekend of the 2023 season, headlined by quarterback Dakota Prukop and the New Jersey Generals taking on linebacker Reuben Foster and the Pittsburgh Maulers at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Prukop threw for 148 yards and added 12 yards and a score on the ground in his USFL debut as New Jersey fell to the defending champion Birmingham Stallions, 27-10, last Saturday. Running back Darius Victor had a league-leading 84 yards rushing in the loss.
Pittsburgh fell to New Orleans by one score, 22-15, last Sunday. Defensively, linebacker Reuben Foster is tied for the league lead with 12 tackles.
Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play), Super Bowl-winning fullback Michael Robinson (analyst), and Corey Robinson (sideline reporter) will call Generals-Maulers Saturday on NBC and Peacock.
NBC Sports’ coverage of Week 2 of the USFL begins on Saturday, April 22, at 12:30 p.m. ET as quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the New Orleans Breakers (1-0) face quarterback Kenji Bahar and the Houston Gamblers (0-1) on USA Network and Peacock from Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.
Bethel-Thompson threw for a league-high 302 yards and a touchdown while also adding 16 yards on the ground in New Orleans’ 22-15 win over Pittsburgh last Sunday. Tight end Sage Surratt had a game-high 85 receiving yards, and leads tight ends in receiving following last weekend’s Week 1 action.
Bahar threw for 109 yards while also adding 16 rushing yards in Houston’s 29-13 loss to Michigan last weekend. Running back T.J. Pledger had 51 total yards (41 rushing, 10 receiving) and recorded two touchdowns on the ground.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), former NFL defensive lineman Anthony Herron (analyst), and Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter) will call Gamblers-Breakers on USA Network and Peacock.
Earlier this month, NBC Sports announced its complete commentary roster for the 2023 USFL season. Click here for more details.
NBC Sports and FOX Sports, the USFL’s official media partners, will combine to present all 43 games live during the 2023 season. 2023 features 29 games on the NBC and FOX broadcast networks, which is a six-game increase from the league’s inaugural season. NBC Sports will present 18 games across NBC and Peacock (11) and USA Network and Peacock (7). FOX Sports will carry 25 games split between FOX (18) and FS1 (7). Click here for a comprehensive season schedule.