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Birmingham 20 at Oakland 14 OT

1983 Week 2 - Sunday, March 13, 1983
Attendance: 47,344


OAKLAND (AP) There were 47,344 fans in Oakland Coliseum to watch the Invaders in the ballparks first pro game since the NFLs Raiders fled south to Los Angeles. But Bob Lane, Birminghams quarterback, cut short the celebrating when he dived into the end zone from the 1-yard line 5:54 into overtime to give the Stallions 20-14 victory.

MARCH 13 
SCORE BY PERIODS 
Birmingham  ...............  0   0  14   0   6--20 
Oakland  ..................  7   0   0   7   0--14 

SCORING 
Oakland--Torosian 1 run (Shea kick). 

Birmingham--Frederick 46 pass from Collier (Norwood 
kick). 

Birmingham--Talton 1 run (Norwood kick). 

Oakland--Henderson 26 pass from Besana (Shea 
kick). 

Birmingham--Lane 1 run. 

TEAM STATISTICS 
                                        Birmingham    Oakland 
First downs  ...........................     11          19 
Rushes-yards  ..........................  33-92      39-127 
Passing yards  .........................    188         222 
Sacked- Yards lost  ....................    1-9        6-48 
Return yards  ..........................     57         121 
Passes  ................................  11-74-2     19-30-1 
Punts  .................................  6- 36.3      5-42.4 
Fumbles-Lost  ..........................    1-0         5-1 
Penalties-Yards  .......................   8-55        4-40 
Time of possession  ....................  28:04       37:50 
Attendance--47,344. 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 
Rushing--Birmingham, Talton 18-44, White 8-35, 
Gant 3-6, Collier 1-4, Skibinski 1-2, Lane 2-1; Oak- 
land, Torosian 12-48, Whittington 13-41, Jackson 7- 
29, Besana 6-12, James 1-minus 3. 

Passing--Birmingham, Lane 5-16-2--68, Collier 6- 
8-0--129; Oakland, Besana 19-30-1--270. 

Receiving--Birmingham, Frederick 3-80, Anderson 
3-57, Gant 3-31, Stephens 1-17, Talton 1-12; Oak- 
land, Henderson 5-73, Chester 4-78, Torosian 4-53, 
Whittington 4-50, Banks 2-16. 

Kckoff Returns--Birmingham, Miller 1-13, Trot- 
man 1-11, Battaglia 1-10; Oakland, James 2-42, 
Banks 2-14. 

Punt Returns--Birmingham, Kincaid 3-23; Oakland, 
Yancy 4-32. 

Interceptions--Birmingham, Thompson 1-0; Oak- 
land, Plummer 1-18, Daniel 1-15. 

Punting--Birmingham, Casarino 6-36.3: Oakland, 
Talley 5-42.4. 

Field Goals--Birmingham, None attempted; Oakland, 
Shea 0-4. 

Sacks--Birmingham, Hickman l-11, McPherson 1- 
10, Raines 1-10, Walker 1-4; Oakland, Liles 1-9.  

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