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Boston 31 at New Jersey 21

1983 Week 4 - Sunday, March 27, 1983
Boston Breakers(2-1)(-2.5) at New Jersey Generals(0-3)
Attendance: 41,218

E.RUTHERFORD,NJ(AP) - Herschel Walker is 0-4 as a starter for New Jersey. He's lost more games in a month as a General than he lost in his entire three-year career as Georgia's star tailback.

He rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown against Boston, his best performance as a pro, and added 62 yards receiving. But his fumble gave the Breakers' Tim Mazzetti the chance to kick a tie-breaking 45-yard field goal with 2:39 to play, the game-winning points in a 31-21 victory.

New Jersey built a 21-7 second-quarter lead on short runs by Walker and Maurice Carthon and Bobby Scott's 10- yard pass to Victor Hicks. But the Breakers rallied to a 21-21 tie, then Walker coughed up the ball, safety Joe Restic grabbed it and Mazzetti kicked his third field goal of the game.

When Scott tried to rally the Generals, he dropped the ball while stepping back to pass, Boston recovered and Tony Davis ran 10 yards for the clinching touchdown. The Generals fumbled eight times, five recovered by the Breakers. "The story of the game is very, very simple," said New Jersey Coach Chuck Fairbanks. "We gave it away with fumbling. This team is its own worst enemy. Until we stop that, we won't beat anybody."



March 27, 1983
Boston Breakers - 31
New Jersey Generals - 21
at Giants Stadium

Boston		7	3	3	18  --	31
New Jersey	0	21	0	0    --	21

1st Quarter	BOST - Walton 1 run (Mazzetti kick)
2nd Quarter	NJ - Walker 1 run (Jacobs kick)
		NJ - Carthon 2 run (Jacobs kick)
		NJ - Hicks 10 pass from Scott (Jacobs kick)
		BOST - FG Mazzetti 33
3rd Quarter	BOST - FG Mazzetti 26
4th Quarter	BOST - Crump 1 run (C.Smith pass from Walton)
		BOST - FG Mazzetti 45
		BOST - Davis 10 run (Mazzetti kick)

First Downs		18		17
Rushes-yards		36-149		34-141
Passing yards		172		136
Return yards		63		178
Passes			15-40-1		14-27-1
Sacks by			2-11		0-0
Punts			6-35.2		5-34.6
Fumbles-lost		3-1		8-5
Penalties-yards		7-35		4-29
Time of possession		35:05		24:55

RUSHING = Boston: Crump 16-67, Davis 13-70, Walton 2-4, D.Johnson 3-4, A.Johnson 2-4.  New
	Jersey: Walker 21-97, Carthon 10-29, Scott 3-15.
PASSING = Boston: Walton 15-40-1-172.  New Jersey: Scott 14-27-1-162.
RECEIVING = Boston: Coash 4-49, Crump 2-5, C.Smith 5-85, Franz 2-16, Davis 1-5, Bayle 1-12.
	New Jersey: Hicks 4-35, Brodsky 1-14, Carthon 3-14, Walker 4-62, Coffey 1-27, 
	Sullivan 1-10.

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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