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Memphis 13 at Washington 10 OT

1984 Week 11 - Sunday, May 6, 1984
Memphis Showboats(3-7)(-2.5) at Washington Federals(1-9)
Attendance: 4,432

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alan Duncan kicked a 29-yard field goal four minutes into overtime to lift the Memphis Showboats to a 13-10 victory over the mistake-prone Washington Federals in a United States Football League game Sunday.

The Showboats gained possession in overtime after Washington quarterback Mike Hohensee fumbled in the first play from scrimmage at his own 31-yard line.

Memphis sent it into overtime on quarterback Walter Lewis' 4-yard run with 37 seconds remaining in regulation. Lewis marched the team 56 yards in 1:19 following a Washington fumble. Lewis ran it in from the four after completing four straight passes.

The victory, was their second in a row and raised their record to 4-7. The Federals, who have not won at home this season are 1-10 overall.

The game, played in a day long rain, was witnessed by 4,432 fans, the smallest crowd in the Federals' two-year history.

The Federals had taken a 10-3 lead with nine minutes remaining in regulation on Hohensee's 14-yard touchdown pass to Joey Walters. But running back Curtis Bledsoe, who gained 109 yards on 21 carries, fumbled with 1:56 to go, giving the Showboats the ball at midfield.

The Federals' touchdown was set up after Lewis fumbled after one of the Federals team record nine sacks. Nose tackle Bennie Smith, after tackling Lewis, recovered for Washington at the Memphis 30-yard line. Five plays later, on a third-and-six with 9:17 to play, Hohensee found Walters in the corner of the end zone for the score.

Hohensee completed 9 of 20 passes for 80 yards. The Federals led 3-0 at halftime on a 47-yard field goal by Jeff Brockhaus midway through the first period.


Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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