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Oklahoma 17 at Birmingham 41


1984 Week 9 - Saturday, April 21, 1984
Oklahoma Outlaws(6-2) at Birmingham Stallions(7-1)(-11)
Attendance: 41,653

BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - Cliff Stoudt tied a United States Football League record for touchdown passes as the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Oklahoma Outlaws 41-17 for their eighth victory in a row.

Stoudt connected twice each with Jim Smith and Joey Jones and once with Darryl Mason.

The Stallions, atop the Southern Division, raised their record to 8-1 at the halfway mark of the season.

The Outlaws, 6-3, fell out of a first place tie with Michigan in the Central Division.

Stoudt's five scoring tosses tied the mark Michigan's Bobby Hebert set last season. Oklahoma's Doug Williams threw for two touchdowns and Efren Herrera kicked a field goal to give the Outlaws a 17-14 halftime lead.

The Stallions roped in the game with a pair of on punches in the second half.

Stoudt threw 3 yards to Mason early in the third quarter for Birmingham's first lead and, 47 seconds later, Jones ran 15 yards untouched on an end around.

Joe Cugliari set up that score by recovering a Williams fumble. With 34 seconds left in the third period, Stoudt passed 41 yards to Smith in the end zone.

One minute later, after a Chuck Clanton interception, he combined with Jones on a 37-yard scoring pass.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
OKL	3      14	0	0   -   17
BIR	0      14      21	6   -   41

Scoring

OKL:Herrera 33 yd field goal - OKL 3, BIR 0

OKL:Wheeler 2 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - OKL 10, BIR 0

BIR:Smith 19 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - OKL 10, BIR 7

OKL:A. Williams 12 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - OKL 17, BIR 7

BIR:J. Jones 3 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - OKL 17, BIR 14

BIR:Mason 3 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 21, OKL 17

BIR:J. Jones 15 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 28, OKL 17

BIR:Smith 41 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 35, OKL 17

BIR:J. Jones 37 yd pass from Stoudt (kick failed) - BIR 41, OKL 17 

Box Score

                             OKL            BIR
First Downs                   22             24
Rushes-Yards               21-74         36-214
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    41-18-245-3    23-13-234-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-19           4-30
Total Plays-Yards         64-300         63-418
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            3-1
Penalties-Yards            10-75           8-75
Turnovers                      4              1
Time of Possession         29:17          30:43

Attendance = 41,653

OKLAHOMA				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Williams D   35  15 213  1  2  70.3          Stoudt       23  13 234  0  5 131.2
Johnson       6   3  32  2  0  26.4          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Hughes        7  44  6.3  0                  Cribbs       18  87  4.8  0
Lazarus       6  30  5.0  0                  Perry         6  45  7.5  0
Sample        4   3  0.8  0                  Stoudt        4  36  9.0  0
Ragsdale      3   2  0.7  0                  Gant          5  22  4.4  0
Williams D    1  -5 -5.0  0                  Jones J       1  15 15.0  1
                                             Talton        2   9  4.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Williams A    2  67 33.5  1                  Smith         4 104 26.0  2
Wheeler       3  43 14.3  1                  Mason         4  43 10.8  1
Hughes        3  39 13.0  0                  Jones J       2  40 20.0  2
Crane         4  33  8.3  0                  Toler         2  32 16.0  0
Lazarus       1  27 27.0  0                  Perry         1  15 15.0  0
Ragsdale      2  18  9.0  0                   
Turner        1  14 14.0  0                  
Gray          1   3  3.0  0                   
Price         1   1  1.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Turner          3  52 17.3  0                Johnson         3  77 25.7  0
Bonner          2  15  7.5  0                Mansfield       1  24 24.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Turner          2   9  4.5  0                Jones J         1   7  7.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Herrera         1-1  33  2-2    5            Miller          0-0  --  5-6    5
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
deBruijn        4 197 49.3                   Parsons         5 185 37.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Anderson        2  16                        Anderson        1   6
Nelson          1   7                        Perko         0.5  6.5
Koenning        1   7                        Pureifory     0.5  6.5 

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Gentry          1  23 23.0  0
                                             Clanton         1  17 17.0  0
                                             Perko           1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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