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Philadelphia 17 at Memphis 9


1984 Week 1 - Sunday, February 26, 1984
Philadelphia Stars(0-0)(-8.5) at Memphis Showboats(0-0)
Attendance: 28,098

MEMPHIS (AP) - Philadelphia, whose 15-3 mark was the league's best in last year's regular season, used the same formula - tough defense and methodical offense. Chuck Fusina's 42-yard touchdown pass to Steve Folsom put the game away in the fourth quarter and gave the Stars a 17-9 win over the Showboats as 28,098 fans turned out for the USFL's Memphis debut.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	0	3	0      14   -   17
MEM	0	3	3	3   -    9

Scoring

PHI:Trout 23 yd field goal - PHI 3, MEM 0

MEM:Duncan 21 yd field goal - MEM 3, PHI 3

MEM:Duncan 29 yd field goal - MEM 6, PHI 3

MEM:Duncan 28 yd field goal - MEM 9, PHI 3

PHI:Folsom 42 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 10, MEM 9

PHI:Bryant 4 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 17, MEM 9

Box Score

                             PHI            MEM
First Downs                   17             10
Rushes-Yards              38-132         31-108
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    21-15-180-0      17-7-59-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-44           4-20
Total Plays-Yards         62-268         52-147
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            1-0
Penalties-Yards             7-57          12-64
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         31:43          28:17

Attendance = 28,098

PHILADELPHIA				     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       21  15 180  0  1 113.2          Lewis        17   7  59  2  0  11.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Fusina        5  52 10.4  0                  Lewis         5  34  6.8  0
Bryant       22  40  1.8  1                  Reid         13  32  2.5  0
Russell       6  23  3.8  0                  Penaranda     6  19  3.2  0
Riley         3  13  4.3  0                  Crawford      2  11  5.5  0
Harvin        2   4  2.0  0                  Williams      3  10  3.3  0
                                             Middleton     2   2  1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Folsom        2  47 23.5  1                  Crawford      3  33 11.0  0
Dunek         3  31 10.3  0                  Shirk         2  11  5.5  0
Collier       2  26 13.0  0                  Penaranda     1   8  8.0  0
Donovan       1  23 23.0  0                  Reid          1   7  7.0  0
Bryant        3  17  5.7  0                  
Russell       1  16 16.0  0                  
Fitzkee       1  12 12.0  0                  
Harvin        2   8  4.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McCants         3  94 31.3  0                Crawford        3  69 23.0  0
Donovan         1   0  0.0  0                Reid            1  20 20.0  0 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane            3  19  6.3  0                Dameron         1   2  2.0  0
Woerner         1   4  4.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           1-3  23  2-2    5            Duncan          3-4  29  0-0    9
                miss: 41,49                                  miss: 39

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         3 101 33.7                   Partridge       5 201 40.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Lush            1  13                        Shoate          1  16
Brooks          1   3                        Clark           1  14
Fielder         1   2                        Love            1  14
Mills           1   2                        

Interceptions  No Yds   Ave TD               Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Mills           1  12  12.0  0               None
Sutton          1   0   0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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