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Oakland 10 at San Antonio 14


1984 Week 5 - Saturday, March 24, 1984
Oakland Invaders(0-4) at San Antonio Gunslingers(0-4)(-1.5)
Attendance: 11,012, TV: KGGP-Oak

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Al Penn-White scored on a 1-yard plunge with 1:22 left to give the San Antonio Gunslingers a 14-10 victory over the Oakland Invaders and their first USFL win before 11,012 fans. Penn-White, who was cut once by the Gunslingers this season, had set up the score with a 3-yard dive tor a first down at the one.

Kevin Shea put the winless Invaders ahead 10-7 when he kicked a 36-yard field goal with 7:46 left in the third quarter. It was Shea's first field goal of the year and the first time Oakland had scored in the second half this season.

Rick Neuheisel hit Joey Hackett on a 9-yard scoring pass with 3:11 left in the first half to tie the game at 7-7.

The drive started at the San Antonio 48 after an 18-yard punt by Stan Talley. The Gunslingers kept the drive alive when Putt Choate raced 25 yards with a fake punt on 4th-and-19 from the Oakland 47.

Neuheisel hit Bonner with a 16-yard pass and two plays later connected with Hackett.

The Invaders jumped to a 7-0 lead on their first possession of the game when Fred Besana connected with Gordon Banks on a 19-yard toss. Besana hit 5 of 6 passes for 43 yards during the 46-yard drive.

Besana connected on 19 of 34 passes for 154 yards and Banks had six receptions for 81 yards as the Invaders fell to 0-5.

Neuheisel connected on 13 of 26 passes lor 156 yards. Hackett pulled in three passes for 45 yards and Bonner grabbed four for 45 yards.

1st Q




Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	7	0	3	0   -   10
SA	0	7	0	7   -   14

Scoring

OAK:Banks 19 yd pass from Besana (Shea kick) - OAK 7, SA 0

SA: Hackett 9 yd pass from Neuheisel (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 7, OAK 7

OAK:Shea 36 yd field goal - OAK 10, SA 7

SA: Penn-White 1 yd run (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 14, OAK 10

Box Score

                             OAK             SA
First Downs                   12             17
Rushes-Yards               18-67         34-143
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    34-19-154-0    26-13-156-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-20           4-29
Total Plays-Yards         54-201         64-270
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-0
Penalties-Yards             5-35           8-55
Turnovers                      0              0
Time of Possession         25:37          34:23

Attendance = 11,012

OAKLAND					     SAN ANTONIO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Besana       34  19 154  0  1  77.3          Neuheisel    26  13 156  0  1  81.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Whittington  13  43  3.3  0                  Stamper      17  46  2.7  0
Besana        3  16  5.3  0                  Bonner        7  38  5.4  0
Jordan        1   8  8.0  0                  Penn-White    8  34  4.3  1
Newton        1   0  0.0  0                  Choate        1  25 25.0  0
                                             Neuheisel     1   0  0.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Banks         6  81 13.5  1                  Bonner        4  45 11.3  0
Whittington   5  38  7.6  0                  Hackett       3  45 15.0  1
Thompson      3  16  5.3  0                  Buggs         2  40 20.0  0
Newton        3  10  3.3  0                  Starks        1  13 13.0  0
Smith R       2   9  4.5  0                  Penn-White    1   9  9.0  0
                                             Stamper       2   4  2.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Brown           1  31 31.0  0                Ulmer           1  40 40.0  0
Lewis           1  20 20.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Banks           1  17 17.0  0                Bonner          3  22  7.3  0
Lewis           1   7  7.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Shea            1-2  36  1-1    4            Mike-Mayer      0-1  --  2-2    2
                miss: 51                                     miss: 37

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          7 298 42.6                   Hartley         6 276 46.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
McClanahan      2  16                        Gillen          1  11
Shaw            1   7                        Case            1   9
Browning        1   6                        

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

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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