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Oakland 7 at Philadelphia 28


1984 Week 4 - Sunday, March 18, 1984
Oakland Invaders(0-3) at Philadelphia Stars(2-1)(-14.5)
Attendance: 30,284

Philadelphia(AP) - Despite early-season coaching changes, the Oakland Invaders are still winless after four games of the United States Football League campaign. But they are showing signs of life. under Coach Chuck Hutchison, who replaced John Ralston, and dropped a 28-7 decision to the Philadelphia Stars. Hutchison wasn't totally displeased, "For 58 minutes we were a good football team," he said. "Then we got sloppy on both offense and defense."

Philadelphia moved into a first-place tie with New Jersey in the Atlantic Division as Kelvin Bryant rushed for 173 yards and third-period touchdowns of 4 and 2 yards, while Chuck Fusina completed 19 of 31 passes for 260 yards and touchdowns of 25 yards to Scott Fitzkee on the first play of the fourth quarter and 35 yards to Tom Donovan with 1:51 left in the game. Oakland opened the scoring on a 2-yard run by Otis Brown with 9:17 left in the first half. But Bryant erased the deficit in the third period, running for 74 yards on nine carries during the quarter. The yardage was his second highest USFL output, six short of his total last March 21 against Birmingham.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	0	7	0	0   -    7
PHI	0	0      14      14   -   28

Scoring

OAK:Brown 2 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 7, PHI 0

PHI:Bryant 4 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 7, OAK 7

PHI:Bryant 2 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 14, OAK 7

PHI:Fitzkee 25 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 21, OAK 7

PHI:Donovan 35 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 28, OAK 7

Box Score

                             OAK            PHI
First Downs                    9             19
Rushes-Yards               19-76         36-234
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    28-13-153-1    31-19-260-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-9            1-8
Total Plays-Yards         48-220         68-486
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            3-2
Penalties-Yards             8-51           4-31
Turnovers                      1              3
Time of Possession         26:47          33:13

Attendance = 30,284

OAKLAND					     PHILADELPHIA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Besana       28  13 153  1  0  48.7          Fusina       31  19 260  1  2  96.2

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Whittington  16  62  3.8  0                  Bryant       24 173  7.2  2
Besana        1   8  8.0  0                  Harvin        7  31  4.4  0
Newton        1   4  4.0  0                  Fusina        3  19  6.3  0
Brown         1   2  2.0  1                  Russell       1   8  8.0  0
                                             Rodenberger   1   3  3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Banks         5  99 19.8  0                  Collier       6  91 15.2  0
Smith R       2  17  8.5  0                  Donovan       2  52 26.0  1
Whittington   3  16  5.3  0                  Harvin        2  36 18.0  0
Newton        1  11 11.0  0                  Bryant        5  34  6.8  0
Thompson      1  11 11.0  0                  Fitzkee       1  25 25.0  1
Brown         1  -1 -1.0  0                  Folsom        3  22  7.3  0 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Brown           2  39 19.5  0                McCants         1  39 39.0  0
Jordan          1  22 22.0  0                Donovan         1  19 19.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Lane            7  62  8.8  0
                                             McCants         0  19  -.-  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Shea            0-0  --  1-1    1            Trout           0-1  --  4-4    4
                miss: --                                     miss: 26

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          8 323 40.4                   Landeta         3 122 40.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
McClanahan      1   8                        Cooper          1   8

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Duncan          1   3  3.0  0                Lane            1  20 20.0  0 

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