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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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	O	F
MEM	0	0	3	7	3   -   13
WAS	3	0	0	7	0   -   10

Scoring

WAS:Brockhaus 47 yd field goal - WAS 3, MEM 0

MEM:Duncan 24 yd field goal - MEM 3, WAS 3

WAS:Walters 14 yd pass from Hohensee (Brockhaus kick) - WAS 10, MEM 3

MEM:Lewis 4 yd run (Duncan kick) - MEM 10, WAS 10

MEM:Duncan 29 yd field goal - MEM 13, WAS 10

Box Score

                             MEM            WAS
First Downs                   19             16
Rushes-Yards              30-174         36-190
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    22-13-191-1      20-9-80-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           9-58           3-21
Total Plays-Yards         61-307         59-249
Fumbles-Lost                 5-3            4-3
Penalties-Yards            11-30           9-44
Turnovers                      4              3
Time of Possession         31:05          32:58

Attendance = 4,432

MEMPHIS					     WASHINGTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Lewis        22  13 191  1  0  68.6          Hohensee     20   9  80  0  1  72.9

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Reid         13  74  5.7  0                  Bledsoe      21 109  5.2  0
Lewis         7  62  6.9  1                  Taylor B     14  75  5.4  0
Quarles       8  36  4.5  0                  Smigelsky     1   6  6.0  0
Ford          1   2  2.0  0                  
Fitzgerald    1   0  0.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Crawford      3  53 17.7  0                  Walters       3  34 11.3  1
Shirk         4  51 12.8  0                  Bledsoe       3  23  7.7  0
Carney        2  26 13.0  0                  Harris        1  16 16.0  0
Quarles       1  25 25.0  0                  Simmons       1  10 10.0  0
Dameron       1  17 17.0  0                  Taylor B      1  -3 -3.0  0
Heflin        1  10 10.0  0                  
Reid          1   9  9.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Crawford        1  24 24.0  0                Robinson        2  38 19.0  0
Ford            1  20 20.0  0                Taylor G        1  21 21.0  0
White B         1  14 14.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Dameron         2  11  5.5  0                Robinson        1   5  5.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Duncan          2-2  29  1-1    7            Brockhaus      1-1  47  1-1    4
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       5 158 31.6                   Smigelsky       6 208 34.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Clark           1   7                        Hines           2  21
White R         1   7                        Smith           2  15
Jeffers       0.5  3.5                       Guess           1  11
Gunn          0.5  3.5                       Brown G         1   6
                                             Cobb            1   3
                                             Apuna           1   1
                                             West            1   1

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Apuna           1  12 12.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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