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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)
Attendance: 49,392

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.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
WAS	0	0	7	7   -   14
JAX    16      13      17	7   -   53

Scoring

JAX:Safety, Moore recovered fumble - JAX 2, WAS 0

JAX:Matthews 74 yd pass from Robinson (Miller kick) - JAX 9, WAS 0

JAX:Mason 1 yd run (Miller kick) - JAX 16, WAS 0

JAX:Mason 8 yd run (pass failed) - JAX 22, WAS 0

JAX:Henderson 54 yd pass from Robinson (Miller kick) - JAX 29, WAS 0

WAS:Hohensee 1 yd run (Vitiello kick) - JAX 29, WAS 7

JAX:McClendon 6 yd run (Miller kick) - JAX 36, WAS 7

JAX:Miller 26 yd field goal - JAX 39, WAS 7

JAX:Young 4 yd pass from Robinson (Miller kick) - JAX 46, WAS 7

WAS:Walters 51 yd pass from Collier (Vitiello kick) - JAC 4X, WAS 14

JAX:Whiting 9 yd run (Miller kick) - JAX 53, WAS 14

Box Score

                             WAS            JAC
First Downs                   13             28
Rushes-Yards              30-113         37-148
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    37-14-256-5    29-18-337-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-25           3-29
Total Plays-Yards         70-344         69-456
Fumbles-Lost                 5-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards           14-105           4-25
Turnovers                      6              3
Time of Possession         26:42          33:18

Attendance = 49,392

WASHINGTON				     JACKSONVILLE
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hohensee     23   9 117  2  0  19.7          Robinson     26  15 299  2  3 104.5
Collier      14   5 139  2  1  57.4          Mahfouz       3   3  38  0  0 118.8

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
James        13  49  3.8  0                  Mason        11  36  3.3  2
Collier       6  45  7.5  0                  McClendon     8  31  3.9  1
Hohensee      3   9  3.0  1                  Robinson      4  28  7.0  0
Taylor B      6   9  1.5  0                  Lewis         5  22  4.4  0
Robinson      2   1  0.5  0                  Whiting       7  22  3.1  1
                                             Matthews      1  11 11.0  0
                                             Mahfouz       1  -2 -2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Walters       8 205 25.6  1                  Matthews      1  74 74.0  1
Taylor B      3  37  9.0  0                  Clark         4  65   .0  0
Harris        2  11  5.5  0                  Henderson     1  54 54.0  1
Simmons       1   3  3.0  0                  Alexis        3  42 14.0  0
                                             Whiting       3  30 10.0  0
                                             Young         2  22 11.0  1
                                             Lewis         1  16 16.0  0
                                             Bergmann      1  13 13.0  0
                                             Mason         1  13 13.0  0
                                             Kemp          1   8  8.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Robinson        6 134 22.3  0                Clark           2  30 15.0  0
Simmons         0  26  -.-  0                
Triplett        1  14 14.0  0                
Jackson         2   5  2.5  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Robinson        3  21  7.0  0                Clark           2   2  1.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Vitiello        0-2  --  2-2    2            Miller          0-0  --  6-6    6
                miss: 43,46                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave              
Moore           3  93 31.0                   Mahfouz         1  46 46.0
                                             Pierce          2  77 38.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Dailey          1  12                        Dinkel          1  12
Brown J         1   9                        Jackson         1   7                   
Smith           1   8                        Costello        1   6                                                                             

Interceptions  No Yds   Ave TD               Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD            
Guess           2  16   8.0  0               Bessillieu      1  14 14.0  0            
                                             Brown S         1  14 14.0  0                                                            
                                             Dinkel          1  11 11.0  0                                                            
                                             Gee             1   7  7.0  0                                                            
                                             Gray K          1   2  2.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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