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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.

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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