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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)
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.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn