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Philadelphia 14 at Washington 21


1983 Week 18 - Sunday, July 3, 1983
Philadelphia Stars(15-2)(-7.5) at Washington Federals(3-14)
Attendance: 11,039

Washington, DC (AP) - Philadelphia, with the league's best record at 15-3 played without Kelvin Bryant, the USFL's second leading rusher, and lost to Washington by the score of 21-14. The Stars said Bryant was suffering from an ankle injury but would play next week.

Kim McQuilken completed 18 of 27 passes, including 10 in a row in the second half, passed for 208 yards and ran 1-yard for the winning touchdown before 11,039 at RFK Stadium.

Philadelphia Stars vs. the Washington Federals
Photo contributed by Richie Franklin

1983 USFL Regular Season

1983 Week 18

Sunday, July 3, 1983  

Philadelphia Stars 14 @ Washington Federals 21

Stadium : RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.

Attendance: 11,039

                 Philadelphia  Washington

First Downs            17          21
Rushes - Yards       20-86      43-155
Passing Yards         191         208
Return Yards           52          83
Passes               15-30-1    18-27-0
Sacks - Yards Lost    3-28        0-0
Punts - Avg.         5-46.0      6-45.3
Fumbles-Lost          1-1         3-0
Penalties-Yards       5-45        7-70
Time of Possession   20:54       39:06


                    1st 2nd 3rd 4th  Total

Philadelphia         7   7   0   0   - 14
Washington           0   6   8   7   - 21


1st Quarter Scoring

Philadelphia Stars - Harvin 17 yd. Run ( Trout Kick ). 


2nd Quarter Scoring

Philadelphia Stars - Collier 11 yd Pass from Fusina ( Trout Kick ).

Washington Federals - Rome 19 yd. Pass from McQuilken ( Kick " Failed " ).


3rd Quarter Scoring

Washington Federals - Taylor 6 yd. Run ( Fisher Pass from McQuilken ).


4th Quarter Scoring

Washington Federals - McQuilken 1 yd. Run ( Vitiello Kick ).



INDIVIDUAL Statistics

Rushing 

Philadelphia Stars - Harvin 11-46, Fusina 3-19, Anderson 3-15, Riley 1-3,
Rodenberger 1-2, Russell 1-1.

Washington Federals - James 17-70, Taylor 14-61, Bledsoe 8-30, 
McQuilken 2-1, Claitt 1-1, Moore 1 for minus 8 yds.
 

Passing

Philadelphia Stars - Fusina 15-30-1-219.

Washington Federals - McQuilken 18-27-0-208.


Receiving

Philadelphia Stars - Fitzkee 6-84, Harvin 3-43, Parker 2-44, Collier 2-19,
Russell 1-20, Folsom 1-9.

Washington Federals - Rome 8-122, Taylor 4-30, Chisley 2-17, Claitt 1-14,
M. Harris 1-13, James 1-7, Bledsoe 1-5.


Kickoff Returns

Philadelphia Stars - Harvin 1-19, McCants 1-17.

Washington Federals - Guess 1-33, E. Robinson 1-14.


Punt Returns

Philadelphia Stars - Woerner 2-16.

Washington Federals - E. Robinson 3-34, Postell 1-0.


Punting

Philadelphia Stars - Landeta 5-46.0 Yd. Avg.

Washington Federals - Moore 6-45.3 Yd. Avg.


Field Goals

Philadelphia Stars -  None Attempted.

Washington Federals - None Attempted.


Interceptions

Philadelphia Stars - None.

Washington Federals - Corvino 1-2.


Sacks

Philadelphia Stars - None.

Washington Federals - Corvino 1-11, Bacon 1/2 for 6 yds., Jackson 1/2 for 6 yds.,
J. Harris 1/2 for 2 1/2 yds. Smith 1/2 for 2 1/2 yds.
Box Courtesy of Tom Hefner
Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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