After 10 fun-filled weeks of the USFL's inaugural regular season, the playoffs are set.
The New Orleans Breakers will be the No. 2 seed in the South, joining Birmingham, which earned the No. 1 seed by virtue of its 9-1 record. In the North, top-seeded New Jersey joins No. 2 seed Philadelphia.
The playoffs, which will be held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, begin with the semifinals on Saturday, June 25. Here is the schedule:
Stars vs. Generals: 2 p.m on FOX.
Breakers vs. Stallions: 7 p.m.
The winners will then play in the USFL Championship Game on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Tickets for the USFL playoffs and championship games are on sale at United States Football League (USFL) (hofvillage.com).
Here are the key things to know about the semifinal matchups.
North matchup: No. 1 New Jersey Generals vs. No. 2 Philadelphia Stars
Records: Generals, 9-1; Stars, 6-4.
Current streak: Generals, W9; Stars, L1.
Head-to-head: The Generals beat the Stars twice, 24-16 in Week 3 and 26-23 in Week 10.
Points for/against: Generals, 232-182; Stars, 262-243.
Leading rusher: Generals, Trey Williams (579 yards, 4.9 yards per carry, two TDs); Stars, Matthew Colburn (457 yards, 4.5 YPC, eight TDs).
Leading receiver: Generals, KaVontae Turpin (540 yards, 12.3 yards per reception, four TDs); Stars, Bug Howard (371 yards, 12.4 YPR, four TDs).
Other notables: Turpin is not only a dangerous receiver but also difficult to corral on kick returns. He leads the league in punt return average (15.3) and is the only player to return one for a touchdown this season. … Darius Victor (nine) and Colburn (eight) have scored the most rushing touchdowns in the league. … Cookus has compiled his passing numbers in only six starts. He started the season as Philly's backup behind Bryan Scott, taking over the job after Scott was injured. … Philly DB Channing Stribling leads the league in interceptions (seven).
South matchup: No. 1 Birmingham Stallions vs. No. 2 New Orleans Breakers
Records: Stallions, 9-1; Breakers 6-4.
Current streak: Stallions, W1; Breakers, L1.
Head-to-head: The Stallions swept the season series with the Breakers, winning 22-13 in Week 3 and 10-9 in Week 8.
Points for/against: Stallions, 234-169; Breakers, 196-164.
Other notables: Sloter has shown a knack for making clutch plays and his passing total is tops in the league, but his 11 interceptions are also the second-most in the league. … Marable's rushing numbers have taken a hit since the Stallions signed Bo Scarbrough midseason. Scarbrough has rushed for 352 yards in six games (five starts). … Gates leads the league in tackles for loss, with 11.