On This Date in Sports: July 17, 1983

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1983USFL On This Date in Sports: July 17, 1983

Michigan Panthers QB Bobby Herbert passes through the defense of the Philadelphia Stars. (Bill Jones Flikr)

The first year of spring football comes to an end as the Philadelphia Stars and Michigan Panthers meet for the USFL Champion in Denver’s Mile High Stadium. The Panthers led at the end of three quarters 17-3. The Stars would get within a field goal with two scores if the fourth quarter, before MVP Bobby Herbert connected with Anthony Carter on a 48 yard TD pass with 3:01 left as the Panthers won the game 24-22.