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Philadelphia 17 at Washington 6


1984 Week 2 - Sunday, March 4, 1984
Philadelphia Stars(1-0)(-8.5) at Washington Federals(0-1)
Attendance: 12,067

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chuck Fusina threw for 221 yards and one touchdown and Kelvin Bryant rushed for 104 yards and another score to lead the Philadelphia Stars to a 17-6 United States Football League victory over the Washington Federals Sunday in the Federals' home opener.

Fusina completed 17 of 31 passes, including a 38-yard scoring strike to Willie Collier in the fourth quarter, to spoil the coaching debut of Washington's Dick Bielski - a former fullback and tight end with the Philadelphia Eagles - before 12,067 fans.

Bryant earned the ball 25 times to help the Stars raise their record to 2-0 The Federals are 0-2.

Washington marched 58 yards for a 6-0 lead the first time it touched the ball. Joey Walters, who set a league record with 205 yards receiving last week against Jacksonville, froze the Philadelphia secondary with a fake to the outside before catching Mike Hohensee's pass in the end zone for 13 yards and the score. Sandro Vitiello's extra point attempt was no good.

The Stars went ahead late in the first quarter after going 69 yards in 12 plays. Bryant, stopped on the previous play for no gain dived over the left side of the Philadelphia line from the 1-yard line for the go-ahead score.

Vitiello missed on field goal atternpts of 43 and 51 yards, the second on the last play of the half as the Stars held a 7-6 lead at intermission.

Philadelphia extended its lead to 10-6 on David Trout's 26 yard field goal.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	7	0	3	7   -   17
WAS	6	0	0	0   -    6

Scoring

WAS:Walters 13 yd pass from Hohensee (kick failed) - WAS 6, PHI 0

PHI:Bryant 1 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 7, WAS 6

PHI:Trout 26 yd field goal - PHI 10, WAS 6

PHI:Collier 38 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 17, WAS 6

Box Score

                             PHI            WAS
First Downs                   20             15
Rushes-Yards              34-135          25-77
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    31-17-221-2    32-17-175-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-15           4-32
Total Plays-Yards         67-341         61-220
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            1-0
Penalties-Yards             6-54           6-30
Turnovers                      3              0
Time of Possession         30:58          29:02

Attendance = 12,061

PHILADELPHIA				     WASHINGTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       31  17 221  2  1  61.4          Hohensee     22  12  99  0  1  81.4
                                             Collier      10   5  76  0  0  75.4

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant       25 104  4.2  1                  Taylor B     14  50  3.6  0
Russell       3  11  3.7  0                  James         3  12  4.0  0
Fusina        3  11  3.7  0                  Robinson      2   6  3.0  0
Harvin        2   5  2.5  0                  Collier       5   6  1.2  0
Riley         1   4  4.0  0                  Claitt        1   3  3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Bowers        2  57 28.5  0                  Taylor B      4  41 10.3  0
Walker        2  43 21.5  0                  Walters       5  38  7.6  1
Collins       3  34 11.3  0                  Robinson      2  30 15.0  0
Spek          1   6  6.0  0                  Harris        3  28  9.3  0
                                             Simmons       2  25 12.5  0
                                             James         1  13 13.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Donovan         1  13 13.0  0                Robinson        3  20  6.7  0
Rodenberger     1   4  4.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane            4  36  9.0  0                Robinson        2  47 23.5  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           1-1  26  2-2    5            Vitiello        0-2  --  0-1    0
                miss: --                                     miss: 43,51

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         5 209 41.8                   Moore           7 264 37.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Mills           1   9                        Corvino       1.5  13
Gibson          1   8                        Cobb          0.5   2
Cooper          1   7                        
Kugler        0.5   4                        
Fuller        0.5   4                       

Interceptions  No Yds   Ave TD               Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Brown J         1  18 18.0  0
                                             Thurman         1   2  2.0  0

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Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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