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Los Angeles 27 at Houston 24 OT


1984 Week 10 - Monday, April 30, 1984
Los Angeles Express(3-6) at Houston Gamblers(6-3)(-7.5)
Attendance: 30,727, TV: ESPN

HOUSTON (AP) -- The game was billed as a match between two of the United State Football League's best young quarterbacks, but a rookie place kicker stole the show.

Tony Zendejas, who had missed two earlier attempts, kicked a 42-yard field goal wilh 10:19 remaining in overtime Monday night to lift the Los Angeles Express to a 27-24 victory over the Houston Gamblers.

Zendejas sent the game into overtime with a 42-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Houston's Toni Fritsch had given the Gamblers a 24-21 edge with a 26-yard field goal midway through the final quarter.

Houston's Jim Kelly set team records with 380 yards and 37 completions and 50 attempts. Steve Young also was impressive for Los Angeles as he completed 17 of 28 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

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	1	2	3	4	O	F
LA	7	7	0      10	3   -   27
HOU	7	7	0      10       0   -   24

Scoring

HOU:Johnson 7 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 7, LA 0

LA: Boddie 4 yd pass from Young (Zendejas kick) - LA 7, HOU 7

LA: Weaver 28 yd fumble return (Zendejas kick) - LA 14, HOU 7

HOU:Sanders 14 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 14, LA 14

HOU:Fowler 4 yd run (Fritsch kick) - HOU 21, LA 14

LA: Townsell 17 yd pass from Young (Zendejas kick) - LA 21, HOU 21

HOU:Fritsch 25 yd field goal - HOU 24, LA 21

LA: Zendejas 41 yd field goal - LA 24, HOU 24

LA: Zendejas 42 yd field goal - LA 27, HOU 24

Box Score

                              LA            HOU
First Downs                   25             26
Rushes-Yards              36-182          20-65
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    30-17-211-0    50-37-380-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-20           7-33
Total Plays-Yards         69-373         77-412
Fumbles-Lost                 3-0            2-2
Penalties-Yards             8-90          10-84
Turnovers                      0              4
Time of Possession         34:52          29:49

Attendance = 30,727

LOS ANGLES				     HOUSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Young        28  17 211  0  2 107.9          Kelly        50  37 380  2  2  92.1
Partridge     1   0   0  0  0  39.6          
Nelson        1   0   0  0  0  39.6          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Nelson       18  89  4.9  0                  Fowler       11  32  2.9  1
Young         6  56  9.3  0                  Kelly         7  23  3.3  0
Gray         12  37  3.1  0                  Sanders       2  10  5.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Townsell      5  75 15.0  1                  Johnson R    15 142  9.5  1
Scott         3  48 16.0  0                  Sanders      10  98  9.8  1
Boddie        4  45 11.3  1                  McNeil        7  84 12.0  0
Sherrod       2  23 11.5  0                  Fowler        2  29 14.5  0
Gray          2  13  6.5  0                  Verdin        2  21 10.5  0
Moore         1   7  7.0  0                  Moser         1   6  6.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Gray            4  56 14.0  0                Verdin          5  98 19.6  0
Boddie          1  26 26.0  0                McLain          1   0  0.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Gunn            1  12 12.0  0                None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Zendejas        2-4  42  3-3    9            Fritsch         1-2  25  3-3    6
                miss: 60,50                                  miss: 31

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       4 151 37.8                   Walters         3 133 44.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Williams        4  18                        Myers         1.5 13.5
Weaver          2  10                        Mitchell        1   4
Jenkins         1   5                        Fitzpatrick   0.5  2.5

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Mitchell        1  18 18.0  0                None
West            1  14 14.0  0                

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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