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Arizona 7 at Birmingham 16


1983 Week 4 - Saturday, March 26, 1983
Arizona Wranglers(2-1) at Birmingham Stallions(1-2)(-2)
Attendance: 5,000, TV: ESPN

Associated Press Report

Scott Norwood kicked three first half field goals tonight and led the Birmingham Stallions to a 16-7 victory over the Arizona Wranglers in a United States Football League game. The crowd was estimated at 5,000 by Birmingham officials.

The Stallions, 2-2, have sought consistent kicking this season and may have found it in Norwood, who booted field goals of 48, 36 and 32 yards for a 9-0 lead at halftime.

Arizona, also 2-2, came back in the third quarter when Alan Risher hit Jackie Flowers on a 15-yard touchdown pass, and Jim Asmus kicked the extra point to make it 9-7. Then, on fourth and 1 with 1 minute 35 seconds left in the game, Cornelius Quarles ran 39 yards for a Birmingham touchdown to seal the victory.

Highlights




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Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
AZ	0	0	7	0   -    7
BIR	6	3	0	7   -   16

Scoring

BIR:Norwood 48 yd field goal - BIR 3, ARI 0

BIR:Norwood 36 yd field goal - BIR 6, ARI 0

BIR:Norwood 32 yd field goal - BIR 9, ARI 0

AZ: Flowers 15 yd pass from Risher (Asmus kick) - BIR 9, ARI 7 

BIR:Quarles 32 yd run (Norwood kick) - BIR 16, ARI 7

Box Score

                             ARI            BIR
First Downs                   14             15
Rushes-Yards               33-82         50-234
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    31-15-179-0      16-5-47-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-28            1-6
Total Plays-Yards         68-233         67-275
Fumbles-Lost                 5-1            1-0
Penalties-Yards             7-70           3-35
Turnovers                      1              1
Time of Possession         28:44          31:16

Attendance = 5,000

ARIZONA					     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Risher       31  15 179  0  1  77.2          Lane         16   5  47  1  0  14.6
  
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Howell,S     16  36  4.5  0                  Gant         16  96  6.0  0
Risher        8  36  2.3  0                  Quarles      22  90  4.1  1
Murray        6   9  1.5  0                  Lane          5  32  6.4  0
Krueger       1   2  2.0  0                  White,B       7  16  2.3  0
Clark,D       2  -1 -0.5  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Balholm       6  89 14.8  0                  Quarles       3  20  6.7  0
Flowers       3  40 13.3  1                  Frederick     1  17 17.0  0
Keel          2  31 15.5  0                  Mason         1  10 10.0  0
Murray        2  12  6.0  0                  
Clark,D       1   4  4.0  0                  
Howell,S      1   3  3.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Murray          3  45 15.0  0                Miller,K        1  21 21.0  0
                                            
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ryckman         3   6  2.0  0                Miller,K        3   5  1.7  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Asmus           0-0   0  1-1    1            Norwood         3-4  48  1-1   10
                miss: none                                   miss: 44

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Asmus           8 345 43.1                   Bollinger       7 254 36.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Peters          1   6                        Hickman         1  13
                                             Murphy          1   6
                                             Spencer       0.5   7
                                             Cline         0.5   7 
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Wilcox          1   4  4.0  0                None

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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