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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)
Attendance: 45,269

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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
MEM	7	7	0	0   -   14
NO     14	3      17	3   -   37

Scoring

NO: Dupree 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 7, MEM 0

MEM:Reid 15 yd run (Duncan kick) - MEM 7, NO 7

NO: Dupree 2 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 14, MEM 14

MEM:Carney 30 yd pass from Lewis (Duncan kick) - MEM 14, NO 14 

NO: Mazzetti 40 yd field goal - NO 17, MEM 14

NO: Smith 8 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - NO 24, MEM 14

NO: Mazzetti 27 yd field goal - NO 27, MEM 14

NO: Lockett 40 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - NO 34, MEM 14 

NO: Mazzetti 21 yd field goal - NO 37, MEM 14

Box Score

                             MEM             NO
First Downs                    6             19
Rushes-Yards               22-93         37-130
Passing (A-C-Y-I)      18-8-79-0    37-21-215-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-14            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         43-158         74-345
Fumbles-Lost                 6-4            3-1
Penalties-Yards             5-40           4-50
Turnovers                      4              1
Time of Possession         21:54          38:06

Attendance = 45,269

MEMPHIS					     NEW ORLEANS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Lewis        18   8  79  0  1  75.9          Walton       37  21 215  0  2  91.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Quarles       8  28  3.5  0                  Jordan       11  60  5.5  0
Lewis         5  22  4.4  0                  Dupree       11  31  2.8  2
Penaranda     4  21  5.3  0                  Schellen     10  27  2.7  0
Reid          3  17  5.7  1                  Lockett       1   6  6.0  0
Middleton     2   5  2.5  0                  Steels        2   4  2.0  0
                                             Walton        2   2  1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Carney        1  30 30.0  1                  Lockett       4  66 16.5  1
Reid          1  14 14.0  0                  Ross          4  44 11.0  0
Middleton     3  11  3.7  0                  Dupree        3  36 12.0  0
Quarles       1   9  9.0  0                  Smith C       4  26  6.5  1
Shirk         1   8  8.0  0                  Schellen      4  24  6.0  0
Heflin        1   7  7.0  0                  Framz         1  19 19.0  0
                                             Steels        1   0  0.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Crawford        6 148 24.7  0                Wilson          3  48 16.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Dameron         3  14  4.7  0                Wilson          3  41 13.7  0
Crawford        2   1  0.5  0                Franz           1   2  2.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Duncan          0-0  --  2-2    2            Mazzetti        3-3  40  4-4   13
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       7 313 44.7                   Casarino        6 228 38.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         McClain         1   8
                                             Gaylord         1   3
                                             Needham         1   3

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

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Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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