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USFL Live Blog: Score, updates for Michigan Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Bandits

9:20 p.m. EST: Juwan Washington rushes into the end zone. The play is reviewed and confirmed for a touchdown at Tampa Bay.

Tyler Rausa’s extra point attempt isn’t good. Bandits 13, Panthers 10 with 4:01 to go in the half.

9:18 p.m. EST: A pass interference call on Michigan’s Terry Myrick puts Tampa Bay at the Panthers’ 1-yard line.

9:02 p.m. EST: Cole Murphy’s 36-yard field attempt is good enough to give the Panthers the lead with 10:07 left in the second.

Michigan 10, Tampa Bay 7.

8:55 p.m. EST: The Panthers fake the punt, as kicker Cole Murphy completes to Cameron Scarlett to successfully convert fourth and sixth.

8:49 p.m. EST: The first quarter ends at the protection stage. Michigan 7, Tampa Bay 7.

8:27 p.m. EST: Tampa Bay responds! Ta’amu finds Derrick Dillon for a 50-yard touchdown and it’s just 7-7 to Birmingham with 8:22 into the first.

8:22 p.m. EST: Land the Panthers! It’s Shea Patterson to Joe Walker to Ryan O’Malley for Michigan TD. This is the first time we’ve seen the USFL’s two forward pass rule in play this season.

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Cole Murphy’s extra point is good. Panthers 7, Bandits 0 with 8:33 left in the first quarter.

8:21 p.m. EST: Reggie Corbin rushes for 19 yards to put Michigan at the Tampa Bay 30-yard line.

Week 5 of USFL action kicks off with the North Division Michigan Panthers (1-3) taking on the South Division Tampa Bay Bandits (2-2). As the season nears the halfway point, both teams sit just outside of second place in their respective divisions. The top two teams in each division will advance to the playoffs.

Michigan is coming off a 26-25 loss to the Philadelphia Stars, losing by one point after a failed 21-yard field goal attempt by the kicker Michael Carrizosa. Meanwhile, the Bandits fell to the Stallions, the USFL’s only undefeated team in a 16-10 loss.

Michigan Panthers and Tampa Bay Bandits head coaches

Both teams are led by two of the most important coaching resumes with 64 Jeff Fisher leading the Panthers and aged 55 Todd Haley at the head of the bandits.

Panther head coach Jeff Fisher spent 22 years as NFL head coach with the Oilers/Titans and Rams. This is his first head coaching job since leaving the Rams in the 2016 season. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Todd Haley spent 22 seasons as an NFL coach, including three seasons with the Chiefs. He worked as an offensive coordinator for the Cardinals, Steelers and Browns. The Cardinals appeared in Super Bowl XLIII during his tenure. Haley also coached with the Bears and Cowboys.

Fisher and Haley once faced off as NFL head coaches. In week 16 of the 2010 season, Haley Chief defeated the Fisher’s Tennessee Titans, 34-14. The Chiefs then officially clinched the AFC West title later that day.

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What time and channel is Panthers vs. Bandits airing?

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  • When: Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network
  • Or: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama