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Los Angeles 13 at San Antonio 12


1984 Week 4 - Saturday, March 17, 1984
Los Angeles Express(1-2)(-6) at San Antonio Gunslingers(0-3)
Attendance: 9,821

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Los Angeles kicker Tony Zendejas kicked a 39-yard field goal with 1:09 remaining to give the Express a 13-12 United States Football League victory over the San Antonio Gunslingers Saturday afternoon.

The Express evened its record at 2-2, while San Antonio dropped to 0-4.

Zendejas also had a 36-yard field goal with 8:59 left in the final period to pull the Express to within two points, 12-10.

San Antonio had taken a 12-7 advantage with 14:57 remaining in the fourth quarter. Gunslinger running back Scott Stamper went two yards over right guard but San Antonio failed on an attempt at a passing two-point conversion. The touchdown was set up when Gunslinger defensive back Peter Raeford blocked a punt by Jeff Partridge and Maurice Tyler returned the ball from the Los Angeles 32 to the 6-yard line.

The Express held a 7-0 advantage in the first half, thanks to a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Frank Seurer to halfback Ricky Ellis. The extra point by Zendejas was good.

The Gunslingers came back to score with 8:29 remaining in the third period. Linebacker Putt Choate returned a Seurer interception 45 yards for the touchdown. The extra point by Nick Mike-Mayer was blocked by linebacker Howard Carson.

The Express' 7-6 advantage held up through the third quarter until Stamper scored early in the fourth period before a crowd of 9,821.

Los Angeles' $40 million quarterback Steve Young, the All-American from Bngham Young, was on the sidelines but did not suit up. Express coach John Hadl said Young would not play in the Express' game March 25, against the Jacksonville Bulls in Los Angeles. Young is expected to see action on April 1 against the New Jersey Generals, also in Los Angeles.

	1	2	3	4	F
LA	7	0	0	6   -   13
SA	0	0	6	6   -   12

Scoring

LA: Ellis 15 yd pass from Seurer (Zendejas kick) - LA 7, SA 0

SA: Choate 35 yd interception return (kick failed) - LA 7, SA 6

SA: Stamper 2 yd run (pass failed) - SA 12, LA 7

LA: Zendejas 36 yd field goal - SA 12, LA 10

LA: Zendejas 39 yd field goal - LA 13, SA 12

Box Score

                              LA             SA
First Downs                   15             12
Rushes-Yards               31-92         40-175
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    29-19-208-2      19-6-77-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-13           3-25
Total Plays-Yards         63-287         62-227
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            0-0
Penalties-Yards             7-55          10-66
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         30:15          29:45

Attendance = 9,821

LOS ANGELES				     SAN ANTONIO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Seurer       17  11 125  1  1  81.7          Douglass     10   3  25  2  0   0.0
Ramsey       12   8  83  1  0  51.7          Torchio       9   3  52  1  0  14.4

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Nelson       19  43  2.3  0                  Stamper      20  87  4.4  1
Gray          9  33  3.7  0                  Bonner       10  30  3.0  0
Ramsey        2  15  7.5  0                  Penn-White    4  24  6.0  0
Seurer        1   1  1.0  0                  Douglass      2  18  9.0  0
                                             Torchio       2  13  6.5  0
                                             Roberts       2   3  1.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Allen         3  83 27.7  0                  Gordon        3  31 10.3  0
Ellis         4  32  8.0  1                  Buggs         2  30 15.0  0
Moore         4  30  7.5  0                  Parker        1   7  7.0  0
Hersey        3  22  7.3  0                  Garza         0   9  -.-  0
Townsell      2  19  9.5  0                  
Nelson        2  11  5.5  0                  
Sherrod       1  11 11.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Boddie          1  29 29.0  0                Bonner          1  23 23.0  0
Gray            1   4  4.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
West            1  45 45.0  0                Tyler           1   9  9.0  0
Allen           1 -10-10.0  0                Bonner          2   4  2.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Zendejas        2-3  39  1-1    7            Mike-Mayer      0-0  --  0-1    0
                miss: 43                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       7 239 34.1                   Hartley         8 317 39.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Williams L      2  15                        Choate          2   6
Lesnik          1  10                        Hanna           1   7

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Justin          1  11 11.0  0                Choate          1  35 35.0  1
Howard          1   8  8.0  0                Richmond        1   0  0.0  0
Drane           1   0  0.0  0       

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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