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Birmingham 31 at Denver 14


1984 Week 10 - Sunday, April 29, 1984
Birmingham Stallions(8-1)(-6) at Denver Gold(7-2)
Attendance: 35,262, TV: ABC

DENVER(AP) - Joe Cribbs ran for 110 yards to become the first 1,000-yard rusher in the USFL this season and he also caught a 50-yard scoring pass from Cliff Stoudt as Birmingham won at Denver 31-14 for its ninth straight victory.

The Stallions are now 9-1 and lead New Orleans by two games in the Southern Division, while the Gold, 7-3, still lead the Pacific Division by three games.

The Stallions took a 14-0 lead on two 2-yard scoring runs by fullback Leon Perry in the first quarter. They widened the margin to 24-7 in the fourth period when Cribbs caught a pass at the Denver 30 and outran the secondary to the end zone.

Craig Penrose threw two touchdown passes to account for Denver's points.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	0      14	3      14   -   31
DEN	0	7	0	7   -   14

Scoring

BIR:Perry 2 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 7, DEN 0

BIR:Perry 2 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 14, DEN 0

DEN:White 27 yd pass from Penrose (Speelman kick) - BIR 14, DEN 7

BIR:Miller 21 yd field goal - BIR 17, DEN 7

BIR:Cribbs 50 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 24, DEN 7

DEN:Williams 10 yd pass from Penrose (Speelman kick) - BIR 24, DEN 14

BIR:Smith 24 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 31, DEN 14

Box Score

                             BIR            DEN
First Downs                   23             23
Rushes-Yards              49-243          20-87
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     14-9-231-1    38-20-328-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-17           4-38
Total Plays-Yards         66-457         62-377
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards            11-63          11-45
Turnovers                      1              2
Time of Possession         34:48          25:12

Attendance = 35,262

BIRMINGHAM				     DENVER
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       13   9 231  1  2 119.4          Penrose      23  14 253  1  2 109.5
Lane          1   0   0  0  0  39.6          Mortensen    14   6  75  0  0  60.1
                                             Sydney        1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs       20 110  5.5  0                  Johnson B     3  37 12.3  0
Perry        18  65  3.6  2                  Sydney       11  34  3.1  0
Stoudt        7  46  6.6  0                  White         5  15  3.0  0
Talton        2  11  5.5  0                  Matthews      1   1  1.0  0
Jones         1   7  7.0  0                  
Gant          1   4  4.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs        3  94 31.3  1                  Harris        3  75 25.0  0
Jones J       1  51 51.0  0                  Williams      3  60 20.0  1
Smith         2  37 18.5  1                  Johnson B     3  46 15.3  0
Mason         2  35 17.5  0                  White         2  41 20.5  1
Perry         1  14 14.0  0                  Sydney        3  36 12.0  0
                                             Niziolek      1  20 20.0  0
                                             Bailey        3  19  6.3  0
                                             Balholm       1  16 16.0  0
                                             Hicks         1  15 15.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Mansfield       3  65 21.7  0                Sullivan        1  18 18.0  0
                                             Williams        1  16 16.0  0
                                             Sydney          1  15 15.0  0
                                             Matthews        1   9  9.0  0
                                             Harris          2   5  2.5  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Frederick       1   3  3.0  0                Martin          1  10 10.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          1-1  21  4-4    7            Speelman        0-0  --  2-2    2
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         3 109 36.3                   Speelman        4 154 38.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Gentry        2.5  23                        Ogrin           2  10
Spencer         1  11                        Gerken          1   7
Boyd          0.5   4                        

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Woodberry       1   7  7.0  0                Dumars          1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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