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Philadelphia 22 at Arizona 21


1984 Week 7 - Sunday, April 8, 1984
Philadelphia Stars(5-1) at Arizona Wranglers(3-3)(-1)
Attendance: 30,252, TV: ABC

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)-- Chuck Fusina fired an 11-yard touchdown pass to Willie Collier with 1:40 remaining and David Trout kicked the extra-point to cap a 16-point second-half rally as the Philadelphia Stars beat the error-prone Arizona Wranglers 22-21 in a United States Football League game Sunday.

The win was Philadelphia's fourth straight and improved its record to 6-1.

The Stars were without running back Kelvin Bryant -- the league's Most Valuable Player last year and second-leading rusher this season -- who didn't suit up due to an injured left knee.

Arizona lost its second consecutive game and fell to 3-4 before a crowd of 30,252 at 70,021-seat Sun Devil Stadium plus a national television audience.

Behind 21-6 at halftime, the Stars watched Wrangler placekicker Frank Corral miss a 41-yard field goal early in the third quarter and then recovered a fumbled punt on the Arizona 46. Seven plays later, Fusina lofted a 30-yard touchdown pass to David Riley with 3:50 left in the period.

After Herbert Harris recovered another fumbled punt at the Arizona 15-yard line, Trout's 27-yard field goal 1:29 into the fourth quarter cut Philadelphia's deficit to 21-15.

Sam Mills recovered a fumble by Wrangler quarterback Greg Landry at the Stars' 35 with 3:31 to go in the game which set up the winning score.

Fusina hit Riley with a 60-yard pass to the Arizona 11 before Collier's decisive catch and Trout's kick for a 22-21 lead.

Philadelphia sealed the victory with 53 seconds left when Pete Kugler recovered another Landry fumble at the Philadelphia 47-yard line.

Complete Game




Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	0	6	6      10   -   22
AZ     14	7	0	0   -   21

Scoring

AZ: Long 1 yd run (Corral kick) - ARI 7, PHI 0

AZ:T. Johnson 10 yd pass from Landry (Corral kick) - ARI 14, PHI 0

PHI:Riley 4 yd run (kick failed) - ARI 14, PHI 6

AZ:Spencer 2 yd run (Corral kick) - ARI 21, PHI 6

PHI:Riley 30 yd pass from Fusina (run failed) - ARI 21, PHI 12

PHI:Trout 27 yd field goal - ARI 21, PHI 15

PHI:Collier 11 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 22, ARI 21

Box Score

                             PHI            ARI
First Downs                   14             22
Rushes-Yards               24-70         37-103
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    29-15-178-1    29-24-217-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-42            1-6
Total Plays-Yards         58-206         67-314
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            6-4
Penalties-Yards            11-62           9-35
Turnovers                      1              5
Time of Possession         28:28          31:32

Attendance = 30,252

PHILADELPHIA				     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       29  15 178  1  2  79.4          Landry       29  24 217  1  1  95.0

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Fusina        3  27  9.0  0                  Spencer      17  55  3.2  1
Harvin       16  24  1.5  0                  Long         14  46  3.3  1
Riley         5  19  3.8  1                  Boatner       1   9  9.0  0
                                             Landry        5  -7 -1.4  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Riley         4 106 26.5  1                  Johnson T     8  68  8.5  1
Collier       4  32  8.0  1                  Ricker        4  61 15.3  0
Harris H      2  28 14.0  0                  Spencer       3  29  9.7  0
Folsom        2   7  3.5  0                  Willis        3  22  7.3  0
Dunek         1   5  5.0  0                  Long          3  18  6.0  0
Harvin        2   0  0.0  0                  Douglas       1  15 15.0  0
                                             Dennison      2   4  2.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McCants         2  24 12.0  0                Clark           2  26 13.0  0
Harris H        1  23 23.0  0                Dennison        1  11 11.0  0
                                             Huffman         1   8  8.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harris H        1   7  7.0  0                Walton          1   4  4.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           1-1  27  1-2    4            Corral          0-1  --  3-3    3
                miss: --                                     miss: 41

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         4 209 52.3                   Corral          2  77 38.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Moor            1   6                        Lorch           2  22
                                             Lathrop         2  11
                                             Ehrmann         1   9

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Bunting         1   0  0.0  0                Brown           1   9  9.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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