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Oklahoma 17 at Chicago 14


1984 Week 4 - Saturday, March 17, 1984
Oklahoma Outlaws(2-1) at Chicago Blitz(0-3)(-5.5)
Attendance: 6,206

CHICAGO (AP) - Efren Herrera kicked a 34-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining Saturday to lead the Oklahoma Outlaws to a 17-14 victory over the winless Chicago Blitz.

Herrera's winning kick in a driving snowstorm improved the Outlaws's record to 3-1 while Chicago fell to 0-4.

Snow blanketed the field and kept visibility, particularly in the second half, for the crowd of 8,206.

Herrera's winning kick was the result of an interception by Oklahoma's Barry Copeland, who picked off a pass by Chicago's Vince Evans with 1:53 remaining. The Outlaws then drove from their own 46-yard-line to Chicago's 17, setting up Herrera's game-winner.

Despite the conditions, Oklahoma quarterback Doug Williams completed 18-of-40 pass attempts for 240 yards and two touchdowns.

Evans completed 10-of-28 passes for 145 yards, with two interceptions and one touchdown, with wide receiver Marcus Anderson accumulating 123 yards in six receptions.

	1	2	3	4	F
OKL    14	0	0	3   -   17
CHI	7	7	0	0   -   14

Scoring

CHI:Anderson 44 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - CHI 7, OKL 0

OKL:Crane 9 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - OKL 7, CHI 7

OKL:A. Williams 56 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - OKL 14, CHI 7

CHI:MaGee recovered blocked punt in end zone (Seibel kick) - CHI 14, OKL 14

OKL:Herrera 34 yd field goal - OKL 17, CHI 14       

Box Score

                             OKL            CHI
First Downs                   16             12
Rushes-Yards               28-54         25-102
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    40-18-240-0    30-11-141-2
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0           2-19
Total Plays-Yards         68-294         57-224
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards             2-14           6-47
Turnovers                      0              3
Time of Possession         31:34          28:26

Attendance = 6,206

OKLAHOMA				     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Williams D   40  18 240  0  2  81.3          Evans        28  10 145  2  1  35.6
                                             Koegel        2   1  -4  0  0  56.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
James        16  45  2.8  0                  Canada       11  60  5.5  0
Thornton      9   6  0.7  0                  Ferguson     11  42  3.8  0
Williams D    3   3  1.0  0                  Ford          2   1  0.5  0
                                             Evans         1  -1 -1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Crane         7  82 11.7  1                  Anderson      6 123 20.5  1
Williams A    2  63 31.5  1                  Lewis         1   9  9.0  0
Turner        3  39 13.0  0                  Flowers       1   7  7.0  0
Price         1  22 22.0  0                  Canada        1   5  5.0  0
Hill          1  21 21.0  0                  MaGee         1   1  1.0  0
James         3  11  3.7  0                  Ford          1  -4 -4.0  0 
Wheeler       1   2  2.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Turner          2  24 12.0  0                Ford            3  67 22.3  0
Sample          1  17 17.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Turner          2   7  3.5  0                Daniel          2  24 12.0  0
Hill            2   3  1.5  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Herrera         1-3  34  2-2    5            Seibel          0-0  --  2-2    2
                miss: 44,48                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
deBruijn        8 251 31.4                   Gossett         7 279 39.9

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Anderson        1  10                        None
McClain         1   9                        

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Williams H      1  27 27.0  0                None
Copeland        1   0  0.0  0                 

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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