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Jacksonville 10 at Birmingham 42


1984 Week 12 - Friday, May 11, 1984
Jacksonville Bulls(4-7) at Birmingham Stallions(9-2)(-11)
Attendance: 29,500

BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - Earl Gant, filling in for Joe Cnbbs. the United States Football League's top rusher, scored twice and threw the key block against two defenders on another touchdown as the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Jacksonville Bulls 42-10 Friday night.

Gant ran it in both times from the 4-yard line as the Stailions, playing before 29,500 fans, increased their record to 10-2, best in the Southern Division The Bulls are 4-8.

Cliff Stoudt hit Ken Toler on a 55-yard scoring pass on Birminghamls first possession. Gant cleared out two Bulls defenders to allow Toler to score.

Gant started after Cnbbs, who led the Stallions in rushing in Birmingham's first 11 games, became embroiled in a contract dispute with the Stallions earlier this week.

Stoudt connected on 14 of 22 passes and scored on a touchdown run. Jacksonville's Matt Robinson completed 18 of 54 passes, but suffered two interceptions including one that David Evans returned 55 yards for a score.

The Bulls got a 45-yard scoring run from Larry Mason and a 22-yard field goal from Brian Franco, both after the Stallions had the game under control.

	1	2	3	4	F
JAX	0	3	7	0   -   10
BIR	7	7      14      14   -   42

Scoring

BIR:Toler 55 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 7, JAX 0

BIR:Stoudt 3 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 14, JAX 0

JAX:Franco 22 yd field goal - BIR 14, JAX 3

BIR:Gant 4 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 21, JAX 3

BIR:Talton 1 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 28, JAX 3

JAX:Mason 45 yd run (Franco kick) - BIR 28, JAX 10

BIR:Gant 4 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 35, JAX 10

BIR:Evans 55 yd interception return (Miller kick) - BIR 42, JAX 10

Box Score

                             JAX            BIR
First Downs                   20             22
Rushes-Yards              16-102         38-167
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    35-19-275-2    22-14-237-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-34           1-10
Total Plays-Yards         55-343         61-394
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            1-1
Penalties-Yards             7-50           7-40
Turnovers                      3              2
Time of Possession         25:44          34:16

Attendance = 29,500

JACKSONVILLE				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Robinson     34  18 266  2  0  54.3          Stoudt       22  14 237  1  1  96.2
Mahfouz       1   1   9  0  0 104.2          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Mason         9  69  7.7  1                  Perry        15  65  4.3  0
Lewis         3  23  7.7  0                  Johnson       8  44  5.5  0
Key           3   8  2.7  0                  Gant          7  27  3.9  2
Robinson      1   2  2.0  0                  Talton        3  14  4.7  1
                                             Stoudt        3  12  4.0  1
                                             Thomas        2   5  2.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Kemp          5  94 18.8  0                  Smith         3  58 19.3  0
Alexis        5  65 13.0  0                  Toler         1  55 55.0  1
Bergmann      4  55 13.8  0                  Mason         3  37 12.3  0
Henderson     2  37 18.5  0                  Jones J       1  32 32.0  0
McCurley      1   9  9.0  0                  Gant          2  29 14.5  0
Key           1   8  8.0  0                  Perry         3  17  5.7  0
Mason         1   7  7.0  0                  Johnson       1   9  9.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Matthews        6 133 22.2  0                Johnson         3  85 28.3  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Kemp            1   1  1.0  0                Frederick       2  24 12.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Franco          1-1  22  1-1    4            Miller          0-0  --  6-6    6
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Pierce          5 176 35.2                   Parsons         3 105 35.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Dykes           1  10                        Pureifory       4  34

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Dykes           1   4  4.0  0                Evans           1  55 55.0  1
                                             Thomas          1  31 31.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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