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Los Angeles 27 at Houston 24 OT1984 Week 10 - Monday, April 30, 1984
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.