5:10 p.m. EST: Tampa Bay's selection results in a 33-yard field goal attempt by Tyler Rausa. The kick is good and the Bandits are up 13-0 with 1:28 to go.

5:01 p.m. EST: Kenji Bahar’s pass is intercepted by Anthony Cioffi. Tampa Bay has the ball at the Houston 27 with 3:12 left in the half.

4:53 p.m. EST: Touchdown Bandits! Jordan Ta’amu connects with Derrick Dillon for a 7-yard touchdown.

4:41 p.m. EST: Houston tries it on fourth-and-1. The Bandits' defense keeps them scoreless, turnovers on opportunities and Tampa Bay will take over at their own 41-yard line.

4:35 p.m. EST: Tyler Rausa’s 36-yard field goal attempt is good to put Tampa Bay on the board first.

4:30 p.m. EST: The Gamblers’ defense pushes the Bandits back from the Houston 5 to the 19 as the first quarter comes to an end. We’re 0-0 from Birmingham.

4:23 p.m. EST: Nick Vogel’s 55-yard field attempt is no good and the score stays at 0-0 with 5:15 remaining in the first quarter.

4:02 p.m. EST: Our final matchup of Week 8 is getting ready to kick off from Legion Field!

Week 8 of USFL action concludes with the Houston Gamblers taking on the Tampa Bay Bandits. The two teams enter the matchup with different outlooks for the remainder of their seasons.

The Gamblers (1-6) were eliminated from playoff contention after last week's loss to the Philadelphia Stars, 35-34. His loss came through continual collapses in the second half. Houston entered the fourth quarter winning 24-13 but was outscored 22-0 in the final frame. The team will look for any silver lining in the final weeks of the regular season.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay (3-4) finds itself under pressure to secure a win after last week’s loss to New Jersey, 20-13. This marked the Bandits’ first consecutive losses this season.

Tampa Bay entered Week 8 two games behind New Orleans.