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Oakland 7 at Arizona 35

1984 Week 1 - Sunday, February 26, 1984
Attendance: 29,176, TV: ABC


Arizona starts the 1984 season with a big win.


TEMPE (AP) Kevin Long, a former New York Jet, scored two touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards in 15 carries as Arizona, the transplanted Chicago Blitz of last year, broke a 7-7 tie and cruised to a 35-7 victory over Oakland. A crowd of 29,176 watched the game at Sun Devil Stadium, where last years opener drew 45,167.

Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers
February 26, 1984
ATT-29,176

Oakland.....................................7  0  0  0 -  7
Arizona.....................................7  7  7 14 - 35

Arizona	  Long 14 run (Corral kick) 5:50 1st
Oakland  R. Smith 5 pass from Besana (Shea Kick) 12:09 1st
Arizona  Buggs 16 pass from Landry (Corral kick) 13:07 2nd
Arizona  Spencer 6 run (Corral kick) 12:00 3rd
Arizona  Willis 72 pass from Landry (Corral kick) 0:08 4th
Arizona  Dennison 9 run (Corral kick) 13:05 4th

                                 OAKLAND     ARIZONA
First downs.........................9..........18
Rushes-Yards....................30-74......32-159
Passing Yards......................13.........193
Return Yards.......................95..........73
Passes...........................9-18-0.....15-30-0
Sacks By........................12-79.........1-7
Punts............................9-44.6......6-38.2
Fumbles-Lost......................3-1.........2-1
Penalties-Yards..................7-40.......11-60
Possession......................30:58.......29:02

RUSHING: OAKLAND Jackson 17-26, Aldridge 5-21, Besana 3-10, 
Torosian 3-6, Thompson 1-4, Grant 1-7; 
ARIZONA Long 15-98, Spencer 12-55, Boatner 2-minus 2, 
Corral 1-minus 7, Dennison 2-15

PASSING: OAKLAND Besana 8-15-0-79, Grant 1-3-0-20; 
ARIZONA Landry 15-30-0-200

RECEIVING: OAKLAND Torosian 2-34, Banks 2-33, Jackson 2-14, 
Thompson 2-13, R. Smith 1-5, 
ARIZONA Buggs 4-51, Long 4-16, Willis 3-89, T. Johnson 2-22, 
Richer 1-6, Dennison 1-16

KICKOFF RETURNS: OAKLAND H. Smith 3-46, Jefferson 1-7, Brown 1-17, Shaw 1-8; 
ARIZONA Willis 2-24

PUNT RETURNS: OAKLAND Banks 2-17; 
ARIZONA Willis 6-40, E. Brown 1-9

PUNTING: OAKLAND Talley 9-44.6; 
ARIZONA Corral 6-38.2

FIELD GOALS: OAKLAND Shea 0-1 (missed 41); 
ARIZONA none attempted

SACKS: OAKLAND Browning 1-7; 
ARIZONA Lorch 2-17, Lee 5-34, Ehrmann 1-10, Young 1-8, Lathrop 2-10 

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