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Oakland 17 at Chicago 13


1984 Week 10 - Sunday, April 29, 1984
Oakland Invaders(0-9) at Chicago Blitz(3-6)(-13)
Attendance: 7,802

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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	7	0	7	3   -   17
CHI	0      10   	0	3   -   13

Scoring

OAK:Jordan 80 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 7, CHI 0

CHI:Ferguson 1 yd run (Seibel kick) - CHI 7, OAK 7

CHI:Seibel 24 yd field goal - CHI 10, OAK 7

OAK:Jordan 46 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 14, CHI 10

CHI:Seibel 39 yd field goal - OAK 14, CHI 13

OAK:Shea 34 yd field goal - OAK 17, CHI 13

Box Score

                             OAK            CHI
First Downs                   12             18
Rushes-Yards              32-300         33-197
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     17-10-75-2    34-18-173-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-7           1-13
Total Plays-Yards         50-368         68-357
Fumbles-Lost                 4-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards            12-72          12-63
Turnovers                      4              1
Time of Possession         24:33          35:27

Attendance = 7,802

OAKLAND					     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Besana       17  10  75  2  0  29.9          Evans        34  18 173  0  0  67.4

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Jordan       13 186 14.3  2                  Canada        9  77  8.6  0
Newton       11  62  5.6  0                  Ferguson     11  67  6.1  1
Whittington   5  42  8.4  0                  Worthy        9  39  4.3  0
Besana        2   9  4.5  0                  Evans         2   7  3.5  0
Brown         1   1  1.0  0                  Stone         2   7  3.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Jordan        4  38  9.5  0                  Haines        7 113 16.1  0
Williams      2  17  8.5  0                  Lewis         2  26 13.0  0
Newton        2   8  4.0  0                  Keel          3  24  8.0  0
Banks         1   7  7.0  0                  Worthy        4   9  2.3  0
Lewis M       1   5  5.0  0                  Canada        2   1  0.5  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Brown           4  94 23.5  0                Daniel          4  89 22.3  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Banks           3  16  5.3  0                Daniel          3  58 19.3  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Shea            1-2  34  2-2    5            Seibel          2-3  39  1-1    7
                miss: 43                                     miss: 44

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          4 168 42.0                   Gossett         6 255 42.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Browning        1  13                        Times           1   7

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Kelley          1  12 12.0  0
                                             Fox             1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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