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Oakland 33 at Michigan 27


1983 Week 3 - Saturday, March 19, 1983
Oakland Invaders(1-1) at Michigan Panthers(1-1)(-1.5)
Attendance: 28,952, TV: ESPN

DETROIT (AP)-Oakland quarterback Fred Besana ruined Michigan's home opener, completing 24 of 30 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Wyatt Henderson in route to the Invaders' 33-27 win.

It also overshadowed a sparkling comeback engineered by Bobby Hebert, the Panthers' quarterback, who was benched early. Hebert returned late in the third period and threw three TD passes to Derek Holloway.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19
SCORE BY PERIODS
Oakland     ..................  0  10  13  10--33 
Michigan    ..................  3   3   7  14--27

SCORING

Michigan--FG Bojovic 44. 

Oakland--Henderson 45 pass from Besana (Shea kick.) 

Michigan--FG Bojovic 44.

Oakland--FG Shea 32. 

Oakland--Henderson 22 pass from Besana (Shea kick.) 

Oakland--Whittington 14 run (kick failed.) 

Michigan--Holloway 48 pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick.) 

Oakland--Chester 32 pass from Besana (Shea kick.) 

Michigan--Holloway 22 pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick.) 

Oakland--FG Shea 24. 

Michigan--Holloway 38 pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick.) 


TEAM STATISTICS
                                        Oakland   Michigan 
First downs  ...........................     23         20 
Rushes-yards  .......................... 36-169      14-55 
Passing-yards  .........................    291        320 
Return yards  ..........................     96        129 
Passes  ................................  24-30-0    17-34-0 
Sacks by  ..............................   7-50       4-23 
Punts  .................................   5-45.2     4-44.5 
Fumbles-lost  ..........................    2-0        3-2 
Penalties-yards  .......................   8-65       3-25 
Time of possession  ....................  38:06      21:54 
Attendance--29,335

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING: Oakland--Whittington 26-109, Torosian 8-31, 
Banks 1-28, James 1-1. Michigan--Lacy 8-23, Ellis 4-22, 
Taylor 1-13, Williams 1-minus 3. 

PASSING: Oakland--Besana 24-30-0, 341 yards. Michigan--Hebert 
13-23-0, 289 yards; Taylor 4-11-0, 54 yards.

RECEIVING: Oakland--Chester 7-101, Henderson 3-93, 
Banks 3-53, Whittington 4-46, Torosian 6-41, Aldridge 1-7. 
Michigan--Holloway 3-108, Carter 2-85, Cobb 4-88, Lacy 4-41,
McClain 2-51, Echols 2-10.

KICKOFF RETURNS: Oakland--James 4-79, Aldridge 1-8. Michigan--
Ingram 4-88, Hagen 1-13. 

PUNT RETURNS: Oakland--Yancy 3-9. Michigan--Carter 4-28. 

INTERCEPTIONS--None. 

PUNTING: Oakland--Talley 5-45.2. Michigan--Greenwood 4-44-5. 

FIELD GOALS: Oakland--Shea 2-3. Michigan--Bojovic 2-3.

SACKS: Oakland--Marshall 1-6, Bennett 1-4, Jefferson -3, 
Hardman 1-10. Michigan--Coker 4-29, Dokes 1-8, Paggett 1-9, Albright 1-4

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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