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Michigan 16 at Washington 22 OT

1983 Week 4 - Sunday, March 27, 1983
Attendance: 11,404


WASHINGTON (AP) Kim McQuilkens third touchdown pass and second to Joey Walters, a 23-yarder 2:43 into overtime, gave Washington a 22-16 triumph over the Michigan Panthers Sunday, the Federals first victory of the United States Football League season.

The victory came before 11,243 rain-soaked fans at RFK Stadium, less than one-third the 38,010 who attended their season opener. There were 10,396 no-shows Sunday.

The winning drive covered 72 yards in six plays. Walters carried the touchdown reception into the end zone untouched after beating the coverage on a down-and-in pass pattern. Novo Bojovics 43-yard field goal for Michigan, 1-3, had tied it 16-16 as regulation time expired.

Washington opened the scoring with a 32-yard field goal by Obed Ariri 3:06 into the first quarter and made it 10-0 when McQuilken hit Mike Holmes on a 40-yard touchdown strike with 7:57 remaining in the half.

The Panthers then drove 81 yards in 12 plays, the last a 33-yard Bobby Hebert touchdown pass to Anthony Carter, his first scoring catch as a pro.

The Federals increased their lead to 16-7 on an 8-yard pass from McQuilken to Walters with one second remaining in the half. Ariri missed the conversion. A 69-yard pass from Hebert to Derek Holloway pulled the Panthers within 16-13 with 2:06 remaining in the third quarter, but Bojovic missed the extra point.

Sunday, March 27, 1983 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Attendance: 11,404


1Q
2Q
3Q
4Q
Final
Michigan
0
7
6
3
0
16
WASHINGTON 3
13
0
0
6
22
WAS Ariri 32 yrd FG
WAS Homes 40 yd pass from McQuilken (Ariri kick)
MI Carter 33 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick)
WAS Walters 8 yd pass from McQuilken (kick failed)
MI Halloway 69 yd pass from Hebert (kick failed)
MI Bojovic 43 yd FG
WAS Walters 22 yd pass from Mc Quilken


TEAM STATISTICS
MI
WAS
First Downs............................................
20
20
Total Net Yards...................................... 326 314
Total Yds Rushing...................................
42
48
Total Yds Passing...................................
292
266
Pass Att - Comp - Int.............................
44 - 22 - 1
48 - 24 - 1
Off Plays - Avg.......................................
59 - 5.5
82 - 3.8
Punts - Avg.............................................
5 - 45.4
7 - 37.9
Returns - Yds..........................................
8 - 106
6 - 81
Penalties - Yds........................................
8 - 42
8 - 60
Fumbles - Lost........................................
9 - 6
0 - 0
Time of Possession..................................
22:34
40:09


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing MI Lacy 7-35; Williams 1-7; Ellis 4-5; Hebert 1-0; Carter 1-(-5)
WAS Robinson 17-22; Mayberry 10-25; McQuilken 1-1
Passing MI Hebert 44-22-1-292
WAS McQuilken 48-24-1-324
Receiving MI Carter 3-51; McClain 6-76; Holloway 2-83; Cobb 3-39; Lacy 5-37; Ellis 2-7; Williams 1-(-1)
WAS Holmes 6-124; Walters 6-99; Robinson 5-37; Hardeman 4-28; Taylor 3-36

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