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Birmingham 30 at Pittsburgh 18


1984 Week 3 - Sunday, March 11, 1984
Birmingham Stallions(1-1)(-3.5) at Pittsburgh Maulers(0-2)
Attendance: 53,771

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Joe Cribbs ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns as the Birmingham Stallions whipped Pittsburgh 30-18 Sunday, spoiling the USFL home debut of the Maulers and running back Mike Rozier.

Cribbs, flashing the form that enabled him to gain more than 1,000 yards in three of his four NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, scored on runs of 4 and 13 yards. He had rushed for 101 yards by intermission as the Stallions built an 18-6 halftime lead.

Rozier, the Maulers $3 million back from Nebraska, was held to 52 yards on 16 carries and has yet to break the 100-yard mark for the winless Maulers(0-3).

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR    10	8	6	6   -   30
PIT	0	6	0      12   -   18

Scoring

BIR:Clanton 53 yd interception return (Norwood kick) - BIR 7, PIT 0

BIR:Norwood 35 yd field goal - BIR 10, PIT 0

BIR:Cribbs 4 yd run (Stoudt run) - BIR 18, PIT 0

PIT:Lee 23 yd field goal - BIR 18, PIT 3 

PIT:Lee 42 yd field goal - BIR 18, PIT 6

BIR:Stoudt 10 yd run (pass failed) - BIR 24, PIT 6

PIT:Potts 4 yd pass from Carano (pass failed) - BIR 24, PIT 12

BIR:Cribbs 13 yd run (run failed) - BIR 30, PIT 12 

PIT:Easley 1 yd run (pass failed) - BIR 30, PIT 18       

Box Score

                             BIR            PIT
First Downs                   19             15
Rushes-Yards              52-242          20-46
Passing (A-C-Y-I)      17-2-29-1    34-18-221-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-8            1-9
Total Plays-Yards         70-263         55-258
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            4-1
Penalties-Yards             4-21           8-61
Turnovers                      1              2
Time of Possession         37:07          22:53

Attendance = 53,771

BIRMINGHAM				     PITTSBURGH
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       17   2  29  1  0  15.1          Carano       34  18 221  1  1  70.8
                                             Swider        1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs       33 191  5.8  2                  Rozier       16  52  3.3  0
Perry        14  31  2.2  0                  Easley        1   1  1.0  1
Stoudt        4  20  5.0  1                  Dirden        1  -1 -1.0  0
Johnston      1   0  0.0  0                  Carano        2  -6 -3.0  0


Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         1  23 23.0  0                  Anderson      4  96 24.0  0
Perry         1   6  6.0  0                  Rozier        7  68  9.7  0
                                             Raugh         3  27  9.0  0
                                             Butts         2  16  8.0  0
                                             Dirden        1  10 10.0  0 
                                             Potts         1   4  4.0  1

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Norton          1  20 20.0  0                Miller          5 139 27.8  0
Earl            1  17 17.0  0                Friday          1  17 17.0  0
Gant            1  14 14.0  0                
Mason           1   0  0.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Frederick       1   6  6.0  0                None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Norwood         1-1  35  1-1    4            Lee             2-2  42  0-0    6
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Johnston        1  17 17.0                   Swider          3 125 41.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Perko           1   9                        McKibben        1   8

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Clanton         1  53 53.0  1                Holmes          1   0  0.0  0  

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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