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Los Angeles 14 at Arizona 21


1983 Week 3 - Saturday, March 19, 1983
Los Angeles Express(2-0)(-3.5) at Arizona Wranglers(1-1)
Attendance: 29,335

TEMPE (AP) - Jim Asmus, who had climaxed Arizona's comeback against the Blitz a week ago with a last-second field goal, kicked two field goals to help the Wranglers down Los Angeles 21-14, one of them a 57-yarder to drop the Express from the unbeaten ranks.

The Wranglers' other points came on rookie Alan Risher's 45-yard pass to Jackie Flowers and Darryl Clark's 1-yard dive. Each LA quarterback passed to Kevin Williams for a TD, Mike Rae's covering 61 yards, Tom Ramsey's covering 3.

Highlights




MONDAY, MARCH 19
SCORE BY PERIODS
Los Angeles ..................  0   7   0   7--14 
Arizona     ..................  7  11   0   3--21

Arizona--FG Asmus 57. 

Los Angeles--K. Williams 61 pass from Rae (Abbott kick.) 

Arizona--Flowers 45 pass from Risher (Howell run.) 

Arizona--FG Asmus 41. 

Los Angeles--K. Williams 3 pass from Ramsey (Abbott kick.) 


TEAM STATISTICS
                                        Los Angeles   Arizona 
First downs  ...........................     19         17 
Rushes-yards  ..........................  13-30     47-183 
Passing-yards  .........................    315        134 
Return yards  ..........................     52         89 
Passes  ................................  26-50-0    12-27-0 
Sacks by  ..............................   2-21        1-9 
Punts  .................................   7-44.4     6-38.2 
Fumbles-lost  ..........................    3-2        3-1 
Penalties-yards  .......................   5-53       7-49 
Time of possession  ....................  23:04      36:56 
Attendance--29,335

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING: Los Angeles--Boddie 6-22, Harrington 
5-6, Ramsey 2-2. Arizona--Howell 21-98, Bledsoe 13-53, 
Risher 6-18, Clark 4-5, Blue 2-9, Murray 1-0. 

PASSING: Los Angeles--Rae 9-13-0, 164; Ramsey 17-37-0,
172. Arizona--Risher 12-27-0, 143 yards.

RECEIVING: Los Angeles--K. Williams 7-153, Ellis 6-83, 
Boddie 5-36, Harrington 3-14, Hayes 3-38, Rakhshani 2-12. 
Arizona--Bledsoe 4-21, Flowers 3-73, Keel 3-27, Balholm 2-22.

KICKOFF RETURNS: Los Angeles--Turner 2-46. Arizona--
Blue 2-57, Ryckman 1-0. 

PUNT RETURNS: Los Angeles--Fox 1-3, Turner 1-3. Arizona--
Boone 1-27, Jones 1-4, Ryckman 1-1. 

INTERCEPTIONS--None. 

PUNTING: Los Angeles--Partridge 7-44.4. Arizona--
Asmus 6-38.2. 

FIELD GOALS: Los AngelesAbbott 0-2. Arizona--Asmus 2-4.

SACKS: Los AngelesEdwards 1-9. ArizonaClark -6, Perkins -6, 
Nelson -4, Cattage -4.

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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