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Chicago 21 at Washington 20


1984 Week 6 - Saturday, March 31, 1984
Chicago Blitz(0-5)(-6.5) at Washington Federals(0-5)
Attendance: 7,373

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Quarterback Vince Evans ran 6 yards for a touchdown with 1:05 remaining to lift the Chicago Blitz to their first victory of the U.S. Football League season Saturday, a 21-20 triumph over the still winless Washington Federals.

The Blitz, 1-5, who had lost three times this year on the final play of the game, courted disaster again but escaped when Washington's Greg Porter's attempted 21-yard field goal with six seconds to play was foiled by a a bad snap from center.

The Federals had taken a 20-14 lead with five minutes to play on Curtis Bledsoe's 80-yard run, the longest run from scrimmage in the history of the franchise. Porter's point after attempt was blocked.

Evans, who completed 16 of 38 passes for 278 yards, then marched the Blitz 78 yards in 3:43 for the winning score.

A key play on the drive was an 18-yard bootleg by Evans on fourth and nine from the Washington 23.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	0	7	0      14   -   21
WAS	0	7	0      13   -   20

Scoring

CHI:Ferguson 1 yd run (Seibel kick) - CHI 7, WAS 0

WAS:G. Taylor 4 yd pass from Hohensee (Porter kick) - WAS 7, CHI 7

WAS:Walters 23 yd pass from Hohensee (Porter kick) - WAS 14, CHI 7

CHI:Keel 15 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - CHI 14, WAS 14

WAS:Bledsoe 80 yd run (kick blocked) - WAS 20, CHI 14

CHI:Evans 6 yd run (Seibel kick) - CHI 21, WAS 20

Box Score

                             CHI            WAS
First Downs                   30             21
Rushes-Yards              22-124         26-157
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    39-16-278-2    31-23-322-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0            2-4
Total Plays-Yards         61-402         59-475
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            7-3
Penalties-Yards             6-50           5-64
Turnovers                      2              4
Time of Possession         30:31          29:29

Attendance = 7,373

CHICAGO					     WASHINGTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Evans        38  16 278  2  1  54.5          Hohensee     31  23 322  1  2 115.3
Ferguson      1   0   0  0  0  39.6           

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Canada        8  56  8.0  0                  Bledsoe      14 114  8.1  1
Ferguson      9  36  4.0  1                  Taylor B      9  30  3.3  0
Evans         2  24 12.0  1                  Robinson      2  11  5.5  0
Ford          4   8  2.0  0                  Claitt        1   2  2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      7 137 19.6  0                  Walters       7 128 18.3  1
Lewis         2  55 27.5  0                  Taylor G      7 105 15.0  1
Haines        2  38 19.0  0                  Taylor B      3  29  9.7  0
Ford          1  21 21.0  0                  Simmons       3  26  8.7  0
Keel          1  15 15.0  1                  Bledsoe       2  20 10.0  0
Ferguson      1   8  8.0  0                  Oden          1  14 14.0  0
Canada        1   7  7.0  0                   
Stone         1  -3 -3.0  0                   

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ford            4  75 18.8  0                Robinson        3  80 26.7  0
                                             Taylor G        1   0  0.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Robinson        2  20 10.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Seibel          0-1  --  3-3    3            Porter          0-1  --  2-3    2
                miss: 34                                     miss: 33

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gossett         4 161 40.3                   Smigelsky       2  89 44.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Gabrielsen      1   3                        None
Apuna           1   1                         

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Norris          1  11 11.0  0                Guess           2  30 15.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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