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Gamblers rally past Maulers in fourth quarter

Field Level Media
04 Jun 2023, 05:40 GMT+10

Mark Thompson's late 33-yard touchdown run capped the Houston Gamblers' 20-19 comeback victory against the Pittsburgh Maulers in USFL action Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

Chris Blewitt missed a 41-yard field goal for Pittsburgh (2-6) with 1:55 left and Houston (5-3) won for the fifth time in six games. The Maulers, who led 16-6 entering the fourth quarter, have lost three straight.

Pittsburgh took a 13-0 lead on Troy Williams' 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a pair of Blewitt field goals (22 and 54 yards) in the second quarter.

The Gamblers got on the board late in the first half with a 23-yard TD run by Thompson, who finished with 98 yards on 14 carries.

After Blewitt's 33-yard field goal extended Pittsburgh's lead to 16-6 in the third quarter, Houston began its comeback with a 14-yard TD pass from Kenji Bahar to Keke Chism. Blewitt pushed Pittsburgh's lead back to 19-13 with his fourth field goal before Thompson's late score.

--Field Level Media

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