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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)
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.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn