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Michigan 17 at Oklahoma 20


1984 Week 7 - Saturday, April 7, 1984
Michigan Panthers(6-0)(-8) at Oklahoma Outlaws(4-2)
Attendance: 21,510

TULSA, Okla. (UPI) - Efren Herrera kicked a 32-yard field goal with four seconds remaining Saturday to give the Oklahoma Outlaws a 20-17 U.S. Football League triumph over the previously undefeated Michigan Panthers.

A fumbled punt recovered by Oklahoma's Victor Koenning at the 10-yard line in the game's final minute paved the way for the winning field goal.

The defending USFL champions went into Saturday's game at 6-0 on the season and with a 12-game winning streak. The Panthers, trailing 17-14, threatened to take the lead earlier with a pass from quarterback Bobby Hebert, but wide reciever Derek Holloway dropped the ball in the end zone. Seconds later, Michigan's Novo Bojovic tied the score with a 28-yard field goal.

The Outlaws scored first, with quarterback Doug Williams rushing 1 yard for a first-quarter score, ending a scoring drive of 28 yards in three plays.

Michigan moved in to tie the game seconds into the second quarter after Michigan's John Arnaud blocked a punt by Oklahoma's Case deBruijn. Will Cokeley picked up the ball and went 26 yards for the touchdown.

Later in the quarter, Outlaw running back Sidney Thornton lunged 1 yard over the top for an Oklahoma touchdown to break the 7-7 tie, capping a 47-yard, nine-play drive that ate five minutes off the clock.

Late in the second quarter, Panthers tight end Mike Cobb caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Hebert in a brief 63-second scoring drive of 12 yards and three plays. Bojovic kicked the point-after to knot it at 14 at the half.

Herrera broke the tie with a field goal 10 minutes into the third quarter, for the quarter's only scoring.

The Outlaws improved to 6-2 on the season.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
MIC	0      14	0	3   -   17
OKL	7	7	3	3   -   20

Scoring

OKL:D. Williams 1 yd run (Herrera kick) - OKL 7, MIC 0

MIC:Cokeley 25 yd run with blocked punt (Bojovic kick) - MIC 7, OKL 7

OKL:Thornton 1 yd run (Herrera kick) - OKL 14, MIC 7

MIC:Cobb 8 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MIC 14, OKL 14

OKL:Herrera 29 yd field goal - OKL 17, MIC 14

MIC:Bojovic 28 yd field goal - MIC 17, OKL 17

OKL:Herrera 32 yd field goal - OKL 20, MIC 17

Box Score

                             MIC            OKL
First Downs                   10              9
Rushes-Yards               21-62          31-37
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    34-13-144-4    33-12-115-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-21            1-8
Total Plays-Yards         57-185         65-144
Fumbles-Lost                 4-4            7-2
Penalties-Yards            11-64           6-45
Turnovers                      8              3
Time of Possession         26:34          33:26

Attendance = 21,510

MICHIGAN				     OKLAHOMA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert       34  13 144  4  1  21.8          Williams D   33  12 115  1  0  34.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Lacy         11  40  3.6  0                  Thornton     16  32  2.0  1
Williams      5  17  3.4  0                  Sample        7  19  2.7  0
Patrick       2   7  3.5  0                  Ragsdale      3  -1 -0.3  0
Miller T      1   0  0.0  0                  Lazarus       1  -2 -2.0  0
Hebert        2  -2 -1.0  0                  Williams D    4 -11 -2.8  1

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Lacy          3  57 19.0  0                  Wheeler       3  44 14.7  0
Broughton     3  34 11.3  0                  Thornton      4  24  6.0  0
Holloway      2  23 11.5  0                  Williams A    1  23 23.0  0
Williams      3  13  4.3  0                  Price         1  10 10.0  0
Patrick       1   9  9.0  0                  Lazarus       1   5  5.0  0
Cobb          1   8  8.0  1                  Ragsdale      1   5  5.0  0
                                             Crane         1   4  4.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Futrell         3  57 19.0  0                Turner          3  76 25.3  0
                                             Crane           1  20 20.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Broughton       1   3  3.0  0                Turner          4   6  1.5  0
Moriarty        1   0  0.0  0                 
Futrell         1  -5 -5.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         1-1  28  2-2    5            Herrera         2-3  32  2-2    8
                miss: --                                     miss: 47

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Greenwood       7 230 32.9                   deBruijn       10 333 33.3
                                             Herrera         1  34 34.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Greenwood       1   8                        Ruyle           1  11
                                             Koenning        1  10

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Borland         1   0  0.0  0                Middleton       1  12 12.0  0
                                             Wilson L        1   0  0.0  0
                                             Koenning        1   0  0.0  0
                                             Beeson          1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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