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Philadelphia 25 at Pittsburgh 10


1984 Week 5 - Saturday, March 24, 1984
Philadelphia Stars(3-1)(-6) at Pittsburgh Maulers(1-3)
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.

2nd Q




Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	3	3      12  	7   -   25
PIT	0	3	0	7   -   10

Scoring

PHI:Trout 42 yd field goal - PHI 3, PIT 0

PHI:Trout 21 yd field goal - PHI 6, PIT 0

PIT:Lee 37 yd field goal - PHI 6, PIT 3

PHI:Fitzkee 16 yd pass from Fusina (kick failed) - PHI 12, PIT 3

PHI:Fitzkee 23 yd pass from Fusina (kick failed) - PHI 18, PIT 3

PIT:Flowers 5 yd pass from Carano (Lee kick) - PHI 18, PIT 10

PHI:Fitzkee 40 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 25, PIT 10

Box Score

                             PHI            PIT
First Downs                   19             17
Rushes-Yards              35-160          20-74
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    21-16-249-0    34-18-170-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-11           1-10
Total Plays-Yards         57-398         55-234
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            1-0
Penalties-Yards             8-55           3-20
Turnovers                      0              0
Time of Possession         34:45          25:15

Attendance = 24,341

PHILADELPHIA				     PITTSBURGH
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       21  16 249  0  3 154.6          Carano       34  18 170  0  1  76.8

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant       16  79  4.9  0                  Rozier       16  54  3.4  0
Harvin       11  56  5.1  0                  Lawrence      3  11  3.7  0
Fusina        4  25  6.3  0                  Carano        1   9  9.0  0
Russell       4   0  0.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Fitzkee       8 177 22.1  3                  Flowers       5  62 12.4  1
Collier       2  21 10.5  0                  Anderson      5  45  9.0  0
Donovan       1  18 18.0  0                  Raugh         2  21 10.5  0
Bryant        2  15  7.5  0                  Rozier        3  19  6.3  0
Harvin        2  11  5.5  0                  Shaw          2  18  9.0  0
Folsom        1   7  7.0  0                  Miller        1   5  5.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane            2  54 27.0  0                Miller          4  66 16.5  0
Donovan         1  10 10.0  0                Friday          1  13 13.0  0
                                             Coles           1   6  6.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane            5  50 10.0  0                None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           2-3  42  1-3    7            Lee             1-1  37  1-1    4
                miss: 50                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         1  40 40.0                   Swider          5 203 40.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Fielder         1  10                        Clancy          1  11

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

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