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Denver 14 at Los Angeles 21


1983 Week 18 - Sunday, July 3, 1983
Denver Gold(7-10) at Los Angeles Express(7-10)(-2.5)
Attendance: 11,471

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Express intercepted the Denver Gold 21-14.

Mike Rae passed for two first half touchdowns as Los Angeles, 8-10, intercepted six passes -- five against Denver quarterback Craig Penrose -- to tie a USFL record Chicago set against Tampa Bay.

1983 USFL Regular Season

1983 Week 18

Sunday, July 3, 1983  

Denver Gold 14 @ Los Angeles Express 21

Stadium : Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA.

Attendance: 11,471

                     Denver    Los Angeles

First Downs            15          19
Rushes - Yards       26-98       39-150
Passing Yards         124         150
Return Yards          113         103
Passes              16-30-6     13-27-0
Sacks - Yards Lost    6-59        1-6
Punts - Avg.          4-47.8      6-41.8
Fumbles-Lost          1-0         3-3
Penalties-Yards       7-63        8-75
Time of Possession   27:51       32:09


                    1st 2nd 3rd 4th  Total

Denver               0   0   0   14  - 14
Los Angeles         14   7   0   0   - 21


1st Quarter Scoring

Los Angeles Express - Townsell 13 yd. Pass from Rae ( Abbott Kick ).

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


2nd Quarter Scoring

Los Angeles Express - Allen 9 yd. Pass from Rae ( Abbott Kick ).


3rd Quarter Scoring

NO SCORING !!


4th Quarter Scoring

Denver Gold - Mortensen 4 yd. Run ( Speelman Kick ).

Denver Gold - James 4 yd. Pass from Mortensen ( Speelman Kick ).



INDIVIDUAL Statistics

Rushing 

Denver Gold - V. White 9-5, Canada 8-44, Sydney 3-17, Mortensen 2-15, 
Matthews 2-12,  Choate 1-4, Penrose 1-1. 

Los Angeles Express - Harrington 21-70, Boddie 10-41, Haslip 6-41, Rae 2 for minus 2.
 

Passing

Denver Gold - Penrose 7-17-5-64, Mortensen 8-12-1-94, Gortz 1-1-0-25.

Los Angeles Express - Rae 13-26-0-156, Allen 0-1-0-0.


Receiving

Denver Gold - Dirden 3-38, V. White 4-21, Niziolek 3-30, Jones 2-40, , Williams 1-27, 
Ford 1-25, James 1-4, Canada 1 for minus 2 yds.

Los Angeles Express - Allen 4-56, Haslip 4-48, Townsell 2-21, Sherrod 1-16, 
Ellis 1-9, Harrington 1-6.


Kickoff Returns

Denver Gold - Ford 3-67, Stamper1-21.

Los Angeles Express - Allen 1-16, Townsell 1-8, Ellis 1-0.


Punt Returns

Denver Gold - Martin 3-27, Stamper 1 for minus 2 yds.

Los Angeles Express - Allen 4-18.


Punting

Denver Gold - Gortz 4-47.8 Yd. Avg.

Los Angeles Express - Partridge 6-41.8 Yd. Avg.


Field Goals

Denver Gold - None Attempted.

Los Angeles Express - Abbott 0 of 2


Interceptions

Denver Gold - None

Los Angeles Express - Fox 1-22, Williams 1-15, Hosea 1-15,
Justin 1-6, Rich 1-3, Scoggins 1-0.


Sacks

Denver Gold - Poremba 1-6.

Los Angeles Express - Scoggins 2-25, Weaver 1-10, Alapa 1-8, Fields 1-8. 

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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