USFL Week 3: Tampa Bay Bandits-Houston Gamblers top plays

Week 3 of the USFL season kicks off Saturday with a heavyweight matchup between the Tampa Bay Bandits and the Houston Gamblersas both teams battle to stay above .500.

Here are the top moments between Tampa Bay and Houston:

Tampa Bay Bandits vs. Houston Gamblers

Don’t blink!

The Bandits came out swinging in this one, finding the end zone with ease on their opening drive.

Jordan Ta’amu found WR Derrick Dillon for a monster 64-yard touchdown to kick things off.

Bandits’ Jordan Ta’amu, Derrick Dillon connect for SPEEDY 64-yard TD

Bandits' Jordan Ta'amu, Derrick Dillon connect for SPEEDY 64-yard TD

The Tampa Bay Bandits strike first against the Houston Gamblers, thanks to Derrick Dillon’s 64-yard touchdown reception from QB Jordan Ta’amu.

Houston respondents

The Gamblers kept the Bandits within arm’s reach early after Nick Vogel nailed a 46-yard field goal to make it a four-point game midway through the first quarter.

Just how they drew it up

On Houston’s ensuing drive, QB Clayton Thorson connected with wideout Anthony Ratliff-Williams for a 43-yard reception that turned into one of the most outrageous TDs of the season.

Ratliff-Williams fumbled the ball in the red zone, but a lucky bounce put it right back in his hands and he took it to the rest of the way to the house for the score.

Gamblers score one of the wildest TDs of the USFL season

Gamblers score one of the wildest TDs of the USFL season

Gamblers’ QB Clayton Thorson hits Anthony Ratliff-Williams deep over the middle for the 43-yd reception, who then fumbles and takes it all the way for the touchdown.

Just like that, the Gamblers led 10-7 headed into the second quarter.

Stay tuned for more updates.


Get more from the United States Football League Follow your favorites to get information about games, news and more.



Leave a Comment