Birmingham 23 at San Antonio 15
1984 Preseason Week 4 - Saturday, February 18, 1984
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Scott Norwood kicked three field goals and quarterback Bobby Lane threw for one touchdown to lead the Birmingham Stallions to a come-from-behind 23-15 win over the San Antonio Gunslingers in a United States Football League exhibition game Saturday.
San Antonio led 9-3 at the half on field goals of 33, 39 and 48 yards by Nick Mike-Mayer. But the Stallions scored on their first four possessions of the second half to raise their pre-season record to 2-0.
Norwood, who kicked a 26-yard field goal in the first half, opened scoring in the third quarter with a 27-yard field goal. Lane tossed a 1-yard pass to tight end Jay Repko with four minutes left in the third period.
Ken Talton opened the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run and Norwood followed with a 44-yard field goal to give the Stallions a 23-9 lead.
San Antonio's Karl Douglas threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Bonner to narrow the score to 23-15.
The Gunslingers, who finished preseason with a 1-2 record, will host the New Orleans Breakers in their first regular season game on Feb. 26. The Stallions will host the New Jersey Generalsonthe same day.
The game was the first for the Gunslingers in Alamo Stadium. After a long legal battle, a federal judge gave the team the right to play at the stadium last Thursday.
Birmingham was 9-9 last season, but is predicted to be one of the USFL's better teams this season.The Stallions defeated New Orleans 31-10 a week ago.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn