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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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
SA     14	0	3	7   -   24
AZ	0	7	7	9   -   23

Scoring

SA: Starks 40 yd pass from Neuheisel (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 7, AZ 0

SA: Raeford 53 yd interception return (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 14, AZ 0

AZ: Long 1 yd run (Corral kick) - SA 14, AZ 7

AZ: T. Johnson 25 yd pass from Risher (Corral kick) - AZ 14, SA 14

SA: Mike-Mayer 42 yd field goal - SA 17, AZ 14

SA: Ulmer 60 yd punt return (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 24, AZ 14

AZ: Long 1 yd run (Corral kick) - SA 24, AZ 21

AZ: Safety, Hartley steps out of end zone - SA 24, AZ 23 

Box Score

                              SA             AZ
First Downs                   11             19
Rushes-Yards               23-75          25-99
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-13-151-0    37-24-310-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-25           2-13
Total Plays-Yards         50-201         64-396
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            2-0
Penalties-Yards             7-25           8-34
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         27:37          32:23

Attendance = 12,259

SAN ANTONIO				     ARIZONA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Neuheisel    24  13 151  0  1  87.3          Risher       37  24 310  3  1  66.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Roberts       7  51  7.3  0                  Spencer      12  48  4.0  0
Stamper       7  15  2.1  0                  Long         11  38  3.5  2
Neuheisel     2   9  4.5  0                  Risher        1   7  7.0  0
Bonner        4   8  2.0  0                  Boatner       1   6  6.0  0
Penn-White    2  -2 -1.0  0                  
Hartley       1  -6 -6.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Gordon        3  42 14.0  0                  Willis        5  99 19.8  0
Starks        1  40 40.0  1                  Long          6  61 10.2  0
Roberts       5  39  7.8  0                  Johnson T     3  57 19.0  1
Hackett       1  14 14.0  0                  Spencer       3  51 17.0  0
Bonner        1   8  8.0  0                  Ricker        2  18  9.0  0
Penn-White    1   6  6.0  0                  Boatner       3  16  5.3  0
Stamper       1   2  2.0  0                  Dennison      2  18  9.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bonner          2  31 15.5  0                Tolbert         5  89 17.8  0
Ulmer           1  25 25.0  0                
Roberts         1  12 12.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ulmer           5  76 15.2  1                Brown           1   6  6.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mike-Mayer      1-1  42  3-3    6            Corral          0-2  --  3-3    3
                miss: --                                     miss: 41,32

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Hartley         6 228 38.0                   Corral          6 246 41.0
Mike-Mayer      1  38 38.0                   

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Ulmer           1   9                        Johnson       2.5 19.5
Fields          1   4                        Butler        0.5  5.5

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Raeford         1  53 53.0  1                None
Tyler           1  15 15.0  0                
D'Amico         1  12 12.0  0         

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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