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Philadelphia 20 at San Antonio 14


1984 Week 9 - Sunday, April 22, 1984
Philadelphia Stars(7-1)(-8.5) at San Antonio Gunslingers(2-6)
Attendance: 16,590, TV: ABC

SAN ANTONIO, TX (AP) - Quarterback Chuck Fusina fired two touchdown passes and Philadelphia came up with two key pass interceptions as the Stars toppled the San Antonio Gunslingers 20-14 in a United States Football League game Sunday.

Meanwhile, Frank Case, a graduate of Central Bucks West and a product of Penn State who played for the Stars last season, played largely on passing downs and contributed to the Gunslingers' overall strong defensive effort.

Cornerback Bill Hardee sealed San Antonio's fate when he intercepted quarterback Rick Neuheisel's pass in the end zone with 12 seconds left in the game. With five minutes to play, free safety Mike Lush dashed another Gunslinger opportunity when he intercepted a halfback pass by Don Roberts at the Philadelphia eight.

Fusina finished the game with a career high of 296 yards by completing 22 of 31 passes.

San Antonio made futile comeback effort after Mark McCants' 51-yard return of the second-half kickoff set up a 39-yard field goal by David Trout that made the score 17-0. San Antonio, limited to 98 total yards In the first two quarters, bounced back with an 80-yard drive in 18 plays for its first touchdown.

Neuheisel snaked two yards on a fourth-and-one play and Putt Choate ran 19 yards to the Philadelphia 32 on fourth-and-eight to highlight the drive. The payoff came on a two-yard touchdown pass from Neuheisel to Jerry Gordon. Nick Mike-Mayer's extra point made it 17-7.

After the Stars next possession, the Gunslingers battled back with an eight-play, 67-yard touchdown drive, capped by Scott Stamper's one-yard run.

Stamper's 40-yard run, the longest of the season for San Antonio, highlighted the march Mike-Mayer's point after made it 17-14 with 4:07 gone in the quarter.

After a scoreless first quarter, Philadelphia scored on its fourth possession of the game with Fusina hitting Scott Fitzkee with a 15-yard touchdown pass. Trout kicked the point to make It 7-0. Fusina hit Tom Donovan with a touchdown pass with six seconds left in the half to make it 14-0.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	0      14	6	0   -   20
SA	0	0	7	7   -   14

Scoring

PHI:Fitzkee 15 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 7, SA 0

PHI:Donovan 25 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 14, SA 0

PHI:Trout 39 yd field goal - PHI 17, SA 0

SA: Gordon 3 yd pass from Neuheisel (Mike-Mayer kick) - PHI 17, SA 7

PHI:Trout 45 yd field goal - PHI 20, SA 7

SA: Stamper 1 yd run (Mike-Mayer kick) - PHI 20, SA 14

Box Score

                             PHI             SA
First Downs                   19             19
Rushes-Yards               29-81         27-142
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    31-22-296-0    34-21-219-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-25           4-36
Total Plays-Yards         62-351         65-325
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            0-0
Penalties-Yards             2-25           4-45
Turnovers                      0              2
Time of Possession         32:24          27:36

Attendance = 16,590

PHIALDELPHIA				     SAN ANTONIO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       31  22 296  0  2 122.5          Neuheisel    33  21 219  2  1  67.6
                                             Roberts       1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Harvin       26  74  2.8  0                  Stamper      11  78  7.1  1
Fusina        1   5  5.0  0                  Choate        1  19 19.0  0
Riley         2   2  1.0  0                  Gordon        1  15 15.0  0
                                             Roberts       2  12  6.0  0
                                             Neuheisel     5   8  1.6  0
                                             Penn-White    6   7  1.2  0
                                             Bonner        1   3  3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Fitzkee       4  83 20.8  1                  Gordon        6  91 15.2  1
Donovan       4  78 19.5  1                  Roberts       5  63 11.6  0
Riley         4  52 13.0  0                  Penn-White    3  29  9.7  0
Folsom        5  49  9.8  0                  Stamper       4  19  4.8  0
Collier       3  17  5.7  0                  Hackett       1  15 15.0  0
Harvin        1   9  9.0  0                  Bonner        2   2  1.0  0
Harris H      1   8  8.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McCants         2  89 44.5  0                Ulmer           3  55 18.3  0
Folsom          1   3  3.0  0                Bonner          1  23 23.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane            3   0  0.0  0                None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           2-4  45  2-2    8            Mike-Mayer      0-0  --  2-2    2
                miss: 36,39                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         2  89 44.5                   Hartley         5 181 36.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Fielder         3  29                        St. Clair       1  14
Cooper          1   7                        Ulmer           1  11

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Lush            1  14 14.0  0                None
Hardee          1   0  0.0  0       

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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