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Los Angeles 21 at Washington 28

1983 Week 17 - Sunday, June 26, 1983
Attendance: 9,792


WASHINGTON(AP) Craig James, benched early in the game after his seventh fumble of the season, came back to score two touchdowns to pace Washington to a 28-21 win over Los Angeles in only its third victory of the season.

James scored the winning touchdown on an 18-yard run with 6:28 to play before 9,792 at RFK Stadium.

After the benching, James returned to match his high for the season, gaining 90 yards rushing on 14 attempts. He scored his first TD on a 5-yard run with 7:35 left in the third quarter.

1983 USFL Regular Season

1983 Week 17

Sunday, June 26, 1983  

Los Angeles Express 21 @ Washington Federals 28

Stadium : RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.

Attendance: 9,792

                  Los Angeles  Washington

First Downs            19          21
Rushes - Yards       34-148     36-181
Passing Yards         153         153
Return Yards           74         141
Passes               13-28-2    17-26-0
Sacks - Yards Lost    4-32        3-30
Punts - Avg.         6-43.5      6-42.0
Fumbles-Lost          0-0         2-2
Penalties-Yards       5-51        7-44
Time of Possession   28:54       31:06


                    1st 2nd 3rd 4th  Total

Los Angeles          7   7   0   7   - 21
Washington           0   7  14   7   - 28


1st Quarter Scoring

Los Angeles Express - Barnett 1 yd. Run ( Abbott Kick ). 


2nd Quarter Scoring

Los Angeles Express - Ramsey 1 yd. Run ( Abbott Kick ).

Washington Federals - Taylor 2 yd. Run ( Vitiello Kick ).


3rd Quarter Scoring

Washington Federals - James 5 yd. Run ( Vitiello Kick ).

Washington Federals - M. Harris 32 yd. Pass from McQuilken ( Vitiello Kick ).


4th Quarter Scoring

Los Angeles Express - Boddie 6 yd. Run ( Abbott Kick ).

Washington Federals - James 18 yd. Run ( Vitiello Kick ).



INDIVIDUAL Statistics

Rushing 

Los Angeles Express - Harrington 18-105, Barnett 7-13, Boddie 5-17, 
Haslip 2-12, Ramsey 2-1.

Washington Federals - James 14-90, Taylor 11-49, Bledsoe 11-42.
 

Passing

Los Angeles Express - Ramsey 5-14-2-106, Rae 8-14-0-79.

Washington Federals - McQuilken 17-26-0-183.


Receiving

Los Angeles Express - Townsell 4-60, Allen 3-66, Harrington 2-29,
Moser 1-9, Haines 1-4, Durrette 1-4, Haslip 1-3.

Washington Federals - Taylor 5-45, James 4-16, M. Harris 3-55,
Rome 2-15, Chisley 1-30, Claitt 1-13, Bledsoe 1-7.


Kickoff Returns

Los Angeles Express - Allen 2-46, Boddie 2-29.

Washington Federals - E. Robinson 3-74.


Punt Returns

Los Angeles Express - Allen 1-0, Moser 1 for minus 1 yd.

Washington Federals - E. Robinson 6-45.


Punting

Los Angeles Express - Partridge 6-43.5 Yd. Avg.

Washington Federals - Moore 6-42.0 Yd. Avg.


Field Goals

Los Angeles Express -  None Attempted.

Washington Federals - None Attempted.


Interceptions

Los Angeles Express - None.

Washington Federals - Greene 1-17, Guess 1-5.


Sacks

Los Angeles Express - Scoggins 1-11, Philyaw 1-9, Franey 1-10.

Washington Federals - J. Harris 1-10, Bacon 1-10, Suber 1-7,
Barber 1/2 for 2 1/2 yds., Smith 1/2 for 2 1/2 yds.
Box Courtesy of Tom Hefner

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