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Chicago 13 at Memphis 23


1984 Week 2 - Sunday, March 4, 1984
Chicago Blitz(0-1)(-4) at Memphis Showboats(0-1)
Attendance: 10,152

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Rookie quarterback Walter Lewis threw for three touchdowns in the rain and mud Sunday as the Memphis Showboats torpedoed United States Football League rival Chicago 23-13.

It was the Showboats' first USFL victory after a 17-9 season opener loss to Philadelphia. Chicago is now 0-2 following a 20-18 lows to Michigan last week.

Memphis' tough defense, headed by White, never allowed the Blitz to mount a serious offense until the game was out of reach in the fourth period.

It wasn't until Vince Evans connected with Marcus Anderson for a 38-yard touchdown pass with 10:08 left that the Blitz got beyond the Memphis 40.

The Showboats held the Blitz to only 33 yards rushing. Evans finished with 288 yards passing, but he got 181 of those yards in the final period when it was too late.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	0	0	0      13   -   13
MEM	0      17	6	0   -   23

Scoring

MEM:Middleton 16 yd pass from Lewis (Duncan kick) - MEM 7, CHI 0

MEM:Reid 7 yd pass from Lewis (Duncan kick) - MEM 14, CHI 0

MEM:Duncan 34 yd field goal - MEM 17, CHI 0

MEM:Crawford 14 yd pass from Lewis (kick failed) - MEM 23, CHI 0

CHI:Anderson 38 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - MEM 23, CHI 7

CHI:Ford 1 yd run (pass failed) - MEM 23, CHI 13

Box Score

                             CHI            MEM
First Downs                   13             16
Rushes-Yards               17-33         47-178
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    32-14-288-1     19-9-142-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-23            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         51-298         66-320
Fumbles-Lost                 3-3            3-0
Penalties-Yards             9-78           5-60
Turnovers                      4              0
Time of Possession         24:38          35:22

Attendance = 10,152

CHICAGO					     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Evans        32  14 288  1  1  73.4          Lewis        18   9 142  0  3 116.2
                                             Johnson       1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Canada        6  15  2.5  0                  Reid         18  88  4.9  0
Ford          8  10  1.3  1                  Middleton     7  35  5.0  0
Evans         2   6  3.0  0                  Quarles      11  34  3.1  0
Stone         1   2  2.0  0                  Lewis         4  11  2.8  0
                                             Penaranda     5  10  2.0  0
                                             Williams      1   4  4.0  0
                                             Duncan        1  -4 -4.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      5 180 36.0  1                  Crawford      5  81 14.2  1
MaGee         2  30 15.0  0                  Carney        2  38 19.0  0
Ferguson      1  26 26.0  0                  Middleton     1  16 16.0  1
Keel          2  21 10.5  0                  Reid          1   7  7.0  1
Flowers       2  12  6.0  0                  
Canada        1  12 12.0  0                  
Ford          1   7  7.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Daniel          3  49 16.3  0                Crawford        2  41 20.5  0
Stroth          1  10 10.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Daniel          4  11  2.8  0                Crawford        3  25  8.3  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Seibel          0-1  --  1-1    5            Duncan          1-3  34  2-3    0
                miss: 42                                     miss: 47,32

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gossett         5 213 42.6                   Partridge       5 194 38.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Jeffers         1  13
                                             White           1  10

Interceptions  No Yds   Ave TD               Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Stewart         1   5  5.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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