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Washington 7 at Pittsburgh 31 (Melbourne, FL)1984 Preseason Week 3 - Saturday, February 11, 1984
MELBOURNE (AP) - Quarterback Glenn Carano went 8-16 and a touchdown to lead the Pittsburgh Maulers to a 31-7 win over the Washington Federals Saturday in the first preseason exhibition game for both United States Football League teams.
The Federals opened the scoring with a 1-yard run by Billy Taylor after a blocked punt.
In the second quarter, Carano threw a 50-yard pass to Ricky Martin to tie the game 7-7 at the half.
In the third quarter, George Works ran 3 yards for a touchdown. The score was set up by a 19-yard pass from Carano to Al Kimichik. Fullback Walter Holman then scored on a 23-yard run.
In the final period, the Maulers scored on a 15-yard interception return by Rob Purdham. And Micky Borilla closed out the scoring with a 47-yard field goal.
Running back William Miller had 10 runs for 28 yards for the Maulers, while Works had 8 rushes for 28 yards.
For the Federals, Craig James had 11 rushes for 57 yards.
"We had an excellent effort the whole game," said Maulers Coach Joe Pendry. "Both teams played a lot of people and experimented with them."
Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier sat out the game because his sore left ankle remained tender, a team spokesman said.