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Pittsburgh 3 at Oklahoma 7

1984 Week 1 - Sunday, February 26, 1984
Attendance: 15,937


Doug Williams finds Derek Hughes for all the Outlaws need in their opener.


TULSA (AP) Mike Rozier, the second straight Heisman Trophy winner signed by the USFL, slipped and stumbled in a freezing rain to only 27 yards in 18 carries, as his Pittsburgh Maulers dropped a 7-3 decision to the Oklahoma Outlaws in a battle of two of the expansion teams who debuted Sunday.

I think I ran pretty good, the line blocked well for me, said Rozier, recipient of a $3.1 million, 3-year contract. You cant say it was the weather because thats the way football is. It was a factor, but it always is.

Doug Williams, who joined the expansion Outlaws from the NFLs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, engineered the games only touchdown drive, 80 yards in 8 plays early in the fourth quarter, capped by his 12-yard pass to Derek Hughes.

Pittsburghs only points came on a 32-yard field goal by Mickey Barrilla.


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