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Michigan Panthers QB Josh Love makes USFL history season-opener


The Michigan Panthers kicked off their 2023 season with a dominant 29-13 victory over the Houston Gamblers in Memphis, Tennessee. The star of the game was Panthers quarterback Josh Love, who completed 19 of 21 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Love’s impressive performance was highlighted by his 90.5% completion percentage, which set a new USFL single-game record dating back to the league’s early years in the 1980s. Former Detroit Lions QB Greg Landry held the previous record of 82.8%.

Michigan Panthers Josh Love

Why it Matters for Michigan Panthers and Josh Love

Love’s historic performance in the Panthers’ season opener against the Houston Gamblers not only led his team to a convincing victory but also set a new USFL single-game record for completion percentage.

Key Points

  • The Panthers opened their 2023 season with a convincing 29-13 victory over the Gamblers.
  • Love led the Panthers to victory, completing 19 of 21 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Love’s 90.5% completion percentage set a new USFL single-game record, surpassing former Lions QB Greg Landry’s record of 82.8%.

Bottom Line – Love has record-breaking performance in victory

Love and the Panthers have set the bar high with a dominant victory over the Gamblers. Love’s historic performance not only earned his team a win but also set a new league record in the process. Up next, the Panthers will face the Philadelphia Stars in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday at 7 p.m. Following that, the Panthers will play their first game at Ford Field against the New Jersey Generals on April 30th at 4 p.m.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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