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Pittsburgh 3 at Oklahoma 7


1984 Week 1 - Sunday, February 26, 1984
Pittsburgh Maulers(0-0) at Oklahoma Outlaws(0-0)(-3)
Attendance: 15,937

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 can't say it was the weather because that's the way football is. It was a factor, but it always is."

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

Pittsburgh's only points came on a 32-yard field goal by Mickey Barrilla.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PIT	0	3	0	0   -   3
OKL	0	0	0	7   -   7

Scoring

PIT:Barilla 32 yd field goal - PIT 3, OKL 0

OKL:Hughes 12 yd pass from Williams D (Crum kick) - OKL 7, PIT 3 

Box Score

                             PIT            OKL
First Downs                   11              9
Rushes-Yards              42-121         26-115
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    21-10-101-2      22-9-62-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            2-3            2-5
Total Plays-Yards         65-219         50-172
Fumbles-Lost                 5-1            3-3
Penalties-Yards             4-32           4-51
Turnovers                      3              4
Time of Possession         34:54          25:06

Attendance = 15,937

PITTSBURGH				     OKLAHOMA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Carano       21  10 101  2  0 113.2          Williams D   22   9  62  1  1  11.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Carano       10  29  2.9  0                  Thornton     12  66  5.5  0
Holman        5  28  5.6  0                  Ragsdale      7  22  3.1  0
Easley        7  27  3.9  0                  Williams D    4  13  3.3  0
Rozier       16  27  1.7  0                  James         2  11  5.5  0
Miller        4  10  2.5  0                  Hughes        1   3  3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      3  45 15.0  0                  Turner        2  17  8.5  0
Holman        2  18  9.0  0                  Steptoe       2  16  8.0  0
Butts         2  14  7.0  0                  Hughes        1  12 12.0  1
Kimichik      1  12 12.0  0                  James         2  10  5.0  0
Rozier        1   9  9.0  0                  Ragsdale      1   9  9.0  0
Miller        1   3  3.0  0                  Thornton      1  -2 -2.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Miller          2  29 14.5  0                Turner          2  19  9.5  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Butts           3  25  8.3  0                Turner          2   3  1.5  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Barilla         1-2  32  0-0    3            Boris           0-0  --  1-1    1
                miss: 40                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Swider          5 208 41.6                   Boris           7 266 38.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Griffin         1   1                        Anderson        1   2
Graham         0.5  2                        Suber           1   1
Langlois       0.5  2                        

Interceptions  No Yds   Ave TD               Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Langlois        1   4   4.0  0               Wilson L        1  22 22.0  0
                                             Beeson          1   0  0.0  0

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