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Philadelphia 25 at Pittsburgh 10

1984 Week 5 - Saturday, March 24, 1984
Attendance: 24,341, TV: ESPN


PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Scott Fitzkee caught three touchdown passes from Chuck Fusina Saturday to give the Philadelphia Stars a 25-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers before 23,341 fans.

Fitzkee finished with eight catches for 177yards. He just missed scoring a fourth touchdown, beating cornerback Bill Yancy early in the second quarter for a 45-yard gain to the 5.

Philadephia (4-1) was forced to settle for three points with Dave Trout hitting the second of his two field goals, a 21-yarder to give the Stars a 6-0 lead.

Against the top-ranked defense in the USFL, the Maulers (1-4) gained just 233 yards and converted four of 11 third-down plays.

Philadelphia's Kelvin Bryant rushed for 79 yards on 16 carries before leaving the game in the third quarter with a hamstring pull. Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier had 54 yards on 16 carries for Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's only touchdown, a 5 yard pass from Glenn Carano to newly-acquired wide reciever Jackie Flowers, came after an apparent fourth down sack of Carano by Don Fiedler was nullified by a defensive holding penalty.

Trout's second field goal made it 6-0 before the Maulers scored on Tony Lee's 37-yarder to make it 6-3 at halftime.

The Stars took over in the third quarter, with Fitzkee catching touchdown passes of 16 and 23 yards. Both Trout kicks failed, leaving Philadelphia with an 18-3 lead.

Fusina, a teammate of Fitzkee's at Penn State,completed 16 of 21 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.


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