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Oakland 17 at Chicago 131984 Week 10 - Sunday, April 29, 1984
CHICAGO(AP) - The Oakland Invaders have finally stopped retreating, thanks to a little-used running back named Eric Jordan. The rookie from Purdue carried the ball 13 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard dash on Oakland's first play from scrimmage, as the Invaders beat Chicago 17-13 Sunday for their first victory of the season after nine losses.
"I just wanted to play and show what I could do," said Jordan, who had carried only 17 times for 103 yards in Oakland's first nine games. "Being a rookie, you just have to wait. You can't expect to start right off the bat."
Jordan, who spearheaded an Invaders running attack that netted a single-game USFL record of 300 yards, doesn't have to worry anymore about getting some playing time. "I think it's kind of hard, with 186 yards, to keep him off the field,"interim head coach Chuck Hutchison said.