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Memphis 14 at New Orleans 37
1984 Week 3 - Sunday, March 11, 1984
Memphis Showboats(1-1) at New Orleans Breakers(2-0)(-7)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John Walton fired two touchdown passes and heralded rookie Marcus Dupree scored twice in his USFL debut to pace the New Orleans Breakers to a 37-14 romp over the Memphis Showboats.
Dupree, the 19-year-old former University of Oklahoma running back who signed a $6 million contract with the Breakers two weeks ago, rolled one yard around the right side for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball in the first quarter.
He added a second score later in the period on a 2-yard run. Dupree finished with 31 yards and 11 carries and caught three passes for 36 yards.
The Breakers drew 45,269 fans for their first game in the Louisiana Superdome.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn