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Pittsburgh 24 at Michigan 27


1984 Week 2 - Saturday, March 3, 1984
Pittsburgh Maulers(0-1) at Michigan Panthers(1-0)(-11)
Attendance: 44,485, TV: ESPN

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Novo Bojovic, who kicked a last-second field goal to give Michigan a 20-18 victory over the Blitz in its season-opener, kicked a 19-yarder with 32 seconds remaining Saturday night to help the Panthers overcome four costly turnovers for a 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers.

Pittsburgh running back Mike Rozier gained 26 yards in 11 carries after a 27-yard first game, which Pittsburgh lost to Oklahoma 7-3. Bojovic's field goal capped a drive that began at the Michigan 19-yard line following a 28-yard field goal by Pittsburgh's Tony Lee which tied the game, 24-24. with 3:44 to play.

Michigan quarterback Bobby Hebert, who left the game for three plays after being shaken up by a third-quarter tackle, hit Derek Holloway for 15 yards and found Anthony Carter along the right sideline for a 48-yard gain. The Panthers had a touchdown run of eight yards by Ken Lacy nullified by a holding penalty against former Bears tight end Mike Cobb. But four plays later, Bojovic kicked his field goal to delight a record regular season crowd of 44,485.

Lee's field goal was set up by a fumble by Michigan's Terry Miller at the Panthers' 18. It was Miller's second fumble of the game. He fumbled at the goal line with 13 seconds remaining in the first half.

Michigan, which allowed Pittsburgh only three first downs in the second half, stopped Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier on three straight carries, forcing the Maulers to settle for a field goal.

Pittsburgh took the opening kickoff and marched 80 yards in 13 plays to the team's first touchdown ever, a 1-yard dive by Rozier Michigan tied the game early in the second quarter on a 7-yard pass from Hebert to Cobb, but Pittsburgh regained the lead with 4:02 remaining in the first half when strong safety Dan Short intercepted an Hebert pass and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown.

Hebert completed 17 of 24 passes for 237 yards. His favorite target once again was Carter, who caught six passes for 121 yards.

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	1	2	3	4	F
PIT	7	7	7	3   -   24
MIC	0	7      10      10   -   27

Scoring

PIT:Rozier 1 yd run (Lee kick) - PIT 7, MCH 0

MIC:Cobb 7 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MCH 7, PIT 7

PIT:D. Short 54 yd interception return (Lee kick) - PIT 14, MCH 7

MIC:Lacy 4 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 14, PIT 14

PIT:Holman recovered blocked punt in end zone (Lee kick) - PIT 21, MCH 14

MIC:Bojovic 33 yd field goal - PIT 21, MCH 17

MIC:T. Miller 20 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 24, PIT 21

PIT:Lee 28 yd field goal - PIT 24, MCH 24

MIC:Bojovic 19 yd field goal - MCH 27, PIT 24

Box Score

                             PIT            MCH
First Downs                   11             21
Rushes-Yards               22-70         34-158
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-13-154-0    26-18-246-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-27            1-7
Total Plays-Yards         50-197         61-397
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            3-2
Penalties-Yards            10-85           5-29
Turnovers                      0              3
Time of Possession         27:52          32:08

Attendance = 44,485

PITTSBURGH				     MICHIGAN
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Carano       24  13 154  0  0  74.0          Hebert       24  17 237  1  1  98.8
                                             Taylor        2   1   9  0  0  62.5

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Rozier       11  26  2.4  1                  Lacy         12  84  7.0  1
Easley        7  25  3.6  0                  Williams     11  45  4.1  0
Carano        3  17  5.7  0                  Miller T     11  29  2.6  1
Holman        1   2  2.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      2  50 25.0  0                  Carter        6 121 20.2  0
Potts         3  43 14.3  0                  Cobb          6  62 10.3  1
Martin        2  33 16.5  0                  Holloway      2  30 15.0  0
Rozier        3  17  5.7  0                  Broughton     1  14 14.0  0
Kimichik      2  13  6.5  0                  Lacy          2  11  5.5  0
Easley        1  -2 -2.0  0                  Williams      1   8  8.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Miller          4  83 20.8  0                Williams        2  68 34.0  0
Langlois        1  17 17.0  0                Futrell         1  23 23.0  0
                                             Broughton       1   4  4.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Butts           2  22 11.0  0                Carter          1  -2 -2.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Lee             1-2  28  3-3    6            Bojovic         2-2  33  3-3    9
                miss: 67                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Swider          6 245 40.8                   Greenwood       3  82 27.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Clancy          1   7                        Banaszak        2   7
                                             Paggett         1  11
                                             Borland         1   9

Interceptions  No Yds   Ave TD               Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Short D         1  54  54.0  1               None

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