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Washington 14 at Jacksonville 53
1984 Week 1 - Sunday, February 26, 1984
Washington Federals(0-0)(-3.5) at Jacksonville Bulls(0-0)
JACKSONVILLE (AP) - It was a bad day for the Washington Federals, who lost 13 of their first 14 last season. They started off the same way this year dropping a 53-14 decision to expansion Jacksonville. The 53 points was a league record.
Much-traveled quarterback Matt Robinson threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, and Larry Mason ran for two scores as the Bulls broke Tampa's single-game USFL scoring mark of 45. There was a crowd of 49,392 at the Gator Bowl.
Washington quarterback Mike Hohensee ran for one score, and his backup, Reggie Collier threw 41 yards to Joey Walters for the other.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn