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Denver 28 at Memphis 24


1984 Week 5 - Sunday, March 25, 1984
Denver Gold(3-1)(-4.5) at Memphis Showboats(1-3)
Attendance: 21,213

MEMPHIS(AP) - Craig Penrose threw two touchdown passes as Denver came from behind twice, but it took Vincent White's 16-yard run with 57 seconds left to provide the 28-24 victory over Memphis.

The Showboats led 24-21 with 2:53 remaining after Alan Reid's 1-yard run capped a 16-play drive that covered 72 yards. But Denver struck back with a 66-yard drive. The key play was a 27-yard pass from Penrose to Leonard Harris at the Memphis 25. White scored two plays later.

Penrose's TD passes covered 36 yards to Scott Niziolek and 24 to John Arnold. He was intercepted once, with Memphis Terry Love returning it 79 yards for a touchdown.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN    14	0	0      14   -   28
MEM	0	3      14	7   -   24

Scoring

DEN:White 9 yd run (Speelman kick) - DEN 7, MEM 0

DEN:Niziolek 36 yd pass from Penrose (Speelman kick) - DEN 14, MEM 0

MEM:Duncan 48 yd field goal - DEN 14, MEM 3

MEM:Love 79 yd interception return (Duncan kick) - DEN 14, MEM 10

MEM:Lewis 1 yd run (Duncan kick) - MEM 17, DEN 14

DEN:Arnold 34 yd pass from Penrose (Speelman kick) - DEN 21, MEM 17

MEM:Reid 2 yd run (Duncan kick) - MEM 24, DEN 21 

DEN:White 16 yd run (Speelman kick) - DEN 28, MEM 24

Box Score

                             DEN            MEM
First Downs                   11             19
Rushes-Yards              21-112         41-168
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    20-12-177-1    25-17-175-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-12           2-20
Total Plays-Yards         43-277         68-323
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards             9-50           8-63
Turnovers                      1              2
Time of Possession         20:39          39:21

Attendance = 21,213

DENVER					     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Penrose      20  12 177  1  2 101.5          Lewis        25  17 175  1  0  71.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sydney       12  54  4.5  0                  Reid         22  71  3.2  1
White         7  52  7.4  2                  Quarles      11  39  3.5  0
Murray        1   5  5.0  0                  Lewis         5  37  7.4  1
Johnson       1   1  1.0  0                  Crawford      2  21 10.5  0
                                             Middleton     1   0  0.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Arnold        2  49 24.5  1                  Carney        3  52 17.3  0
Niziolek      3  45 15.0  1                  Reid          4  34  8.5  0
Williams      1  30 30.0  0                  Crawford      5  31  6.2  0
Harris        1  27 27.0  0                  Shirk         3  30 10.0  0
Bailey        1  10 10.0  0                  Dameron       1  21 21.0  0
White         2   9  4.5  1                  Middleton     1   7  7.0  0
Hirn          1   5  5.0  0                  
Sydney        1   2  2.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harris          3  64 21.3  0                Crawford        3 102 34.0  0
Arnold          2  32 16.0  0                Carney          1  17 17.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          1   7  7.0  0                Dameron         1  10 10.0  0
                                             Crawford        1  -2 -2.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        0-0  --  4-4    4            Duncan          1-1  48  3-3    6
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gortz           6 230 38.3                   Partridge       2  94 47.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Stalls          1  11                        White           2  12
Turner          1   9                        

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Gerken          1  37 37.0  0                Love            1  79 79.0  1

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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