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San Antonio 24 at Arizona 23

1984 Week 10 - Saturday, April 28, 1984
San Antonio Gunslingers(2-7) at Arizona Wranglers(4-5)(-12)
Attendance: 12,259

TEMPE, AZ (AP) -- Nick Mike-Mayer's 42-yard field goal broke a 14-14 tie and Mike Ulmer scored on a 60-yard punt return as the San Antonio Gunslingers held on to beat the Arizona Wranglers 24-23 in a United States Football League game.

The expansion Gunslingers, now 3-7, sealed the victory by blocking a 32-yard field goal attempt by Wrangler placeckicker Frank Corral with 58 seconds remaining.

Ken Hartley intentionally ran out of the end zone on a San Antonio punting situation with five seconds left to give Arizona its final points.

The Wranglers fell to 4-6 after losing their second straight game before a rain-splattered crowd of only 12,259 at 70,021-seat Sun Devil Stadium.

After Arizona quarterback Alan Risher's 25-yard touchdown pass to Trumaine Johnson 6:15 into the third quarter tied the score at 14-14, San Antonio linebacker Rich D'Amico intercepted a Risher pass and returned it 12 yards to the Wrangler 27.

Mike-Mayer then booted his field goal with 2:33 left in the quarter. Ulmer's scoring burst up the middle of the soggy field on his punt return 45 seconds into the fourth period made it 24-17.

The Wranglers closed the gap to 24-21 on Kevin Long's second 1-yard touchdown run of the game with 10:08 left. San Antonio led 14-7 at halftime after two first quarter scores.

Rookie quarterback Rick Neuheisel's 40-yard touchdown strike to split end Glenn Starks capped a nine-play, 82-yard Gunslinger drive 9:28 into the game.


Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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