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Birmingham 28 at Michigan 17


1984 Week 8 - Sunday, April 15, 1984
Birmingham Stallions(6-1) at Michigan Panthers(6-1)(-3)
Attendance: 42,655, TV: ABC

PONTIAC,MI (AP) -Cliff Stoudt's appearance at the Pontiac Silverdome as quarterback of the Birmingham Stallions was quite a contrast to his last previous visit as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Stoudt had a miserable game last Thanksgiving as the Steelers lost 45-3 to the Detroit Lions, but on Sunday he helped the Stallions win their seventh straight game, 28-17 over Michigan, the defending United States Football League champions.

"My trip to Detroit last time was pretty low," said Stoudt, who completed 15 of 24 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over the Panthers. "It was a rotten way to spend a holiday. But that's in the past now."

Stoudt got plenty of help from former Buffalo Bill Joe Cribbs, who caught one of the TD passes for seven yards, rushed three yards for another score and finished with 116 yards on 20 carries.

Despite Birmingham's lofty 7-1 record under Coach Rollie Dotsch, Stoudt's statistics are undistinguished. He has completed less than 52 percent of his passes, has thrown for an average of only 144 yards per game and has only seven touchdown passes in eight outings.

Michigan, 6-2, playing without star receiver Anthony Carter, who has a broken left arm, took a 7-0 lead before a home crowd of 42,665 on a 38-yard pass play from quarterback Bobby Hebert to Derek Holloway. But Cribbs' two touchdowns before halftime put Birmingham ahead for good.

Stoudt added a 17-yard TD 'pass to Jim Smith in the third quarter.

4th Q




Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	0      14	7	7   -   28
MIC	7	3	0	7   -   17

Scoring

MIC:Holloway 38 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MIC 7, BIR 0

BIR:Cribbs 3 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 7, MIC 7

BIR:Cribbs 7 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 14, MIC 7

MIC:Bojovic 56 yd field goal - BIR 14, MIC 10

BIR:Smith 17 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 21, MIC 10

BIR:Stoudt 2 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 28, MIC 10

MIC:Broughton 20 yd pass from Taylor (Bojovic kick) - BIR 28, MIC 17

Box Score

                             BIR            MIC
First Downs                   24             21
Rushes-Yards              38-228          20-88
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-15-133-0    36-19-279-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-13           1-14
Total Plays-Yards         64-348         57-353
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            1-1
Penalties-Yards             3-16          10-83
Turnovers                      0              1
Time of Possession         33:02          26:58

Attendance = 42,655

BIRMINGHAM				     MICHIGAN
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       24  15 133  0  2 105.0          Hebert       32  17 245  0  1  88.7
                                             Taylor        4   2  34  0  1 118.8

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs       20 116  5.8  1                  Patrick       5  46  9.2  0
Perry        11  75  6.8  0                  Williams      8  24  3.0  0
Stoudt        7  37  5.3  1                  Lacy          7  18  2.6  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         5  55 11.0  1                  Broughton     5 102 20.4  1
Cribbs        4  29  7.3  1                  Holloway      4  78 19.5  1
Toler         2  24 12.0  0                  Patrick       4  41 10.3  0
Mason         3  19  6.3  0                  McClain       3  33 11.0  0
Jones J       1   6  6.0  0                  Williams      2  14  7.0  0
                                             Cobb          1  11 11.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Mansfield       1  17 17.0  0                Futrell         2  40 20.0  0
Gant            1  14 14.0  0                Broughton       1  51 51.0  0
Frederick       1   2  2.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Broughton       1  10 10.0  0
                                             Futrell         1   6  6.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          0-0  --  4-4    4            Bojovic         1-1  56  2-2    5
                miss: --                                     miss: --   

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         5 176 35.2                   Greenwood       6 198 33.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Spencer         1  14                        Corker        1.5   8
                                             Bethea        0.5   5

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

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