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Houston 47 at Pittsburgh 26


1984 Week 12 - Saturday, May 12, 1984
Houston Gamblers(6-5)(-6.5) at Pittsburgh Maulers(2-9)
Attendance: 24,880, TV: ESPN

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jim Kelly tied a USFL record with five touchdown passes, including three to Richard Johnson and a 68-yard bomb to Ricky Sanders, as Houston routed Pittsburgh 47-26.

Kelly threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Gamblers to a 34-7 halftime lead. He finished by completing 15 of 29 passes for 367 yards.

The five scoring passes, tying a mark set by three other USFL quarterbacks this season, give Kelly 28 for the season, breaking the fledgling league's previous record of 27 set last season by Bobby Hebert of Michigan.

Complete Game




	1	2	3	4	F
HOU    10      24       3      10   -   47
PIT     0	7      13	6   -   26

Scoring

HOU:Fritsch 25 yd field goal - HOU 3, PIT 0

HOU:R. Johnson 15 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 10, PIT 0

HOU:Fritsch 22 yd field goal - HOU 13, PIT 0

HOU:R. Johnson 13 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 20, PIT 0 

PIT:Raugh 13 yd pass from Carano (Lee kick) - HOU 20, PIT 7

HOU:Sanders 68 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 27, PIT 7

HOU:Fowler 21 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 34, PIT 7 

HOU:Fritsch 42 yd field goal - HOU 37, PIT 7

PIT:Miller 12 yd run (kick failed) - HOU 37, PIT 13

PIT:Miller 1 yd run (Lee kick) - HOU 37, PIT 20

HOU:R. Johnson 31 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 44, PIT 20

PIT:Flowers 70 yd pass from Rozantz (pass failed) - HOU 44, PIT 26

HOU:Fritsch 29 yd field goal - HOU 47, PIT 26

Box Score

                             HOU            PIT
First Downs                   27             16
Rushes-Yards              22-138         33-136
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    39-20-465-0     22-9-192-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-15           5-45
Total Plays-Yards         65-588         60-283
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            2-2
Penalties-Yards           15-132           6-50
Turnovers                      1              3
Time of Possession         29:19          30:41

Attendance = 24,880

HOUSTON					     PITTSBURGH
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Kelly        29  15 367  0  5 136.9          Carano       14   4  48  1  1  35.4
Dillon       10   5  98  0  0  84.6          Rozantz       7   5 144  0  1 153.3
                                             Miller        1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Fowler       20 130  6.5  0                  Miller       20  93  4.7  2
Williams      1  11 11.0  0                  Rozier        8  28  3.5  0
Dillon        1  -3 -3.0  0                  Rozantz       3   8  2.7  0
                                             Carano        1   4  4.0  0
                                             Holman        1   3  3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Sanders       8 227 15.0  0                  Flowers       2  83 41.5  1
Johnson R     4  70  6.3  0                  Anderson      2  48 24.0  0
Moser         2  53  9.0  0                  Raugh         3  38 12.7  1
Fowler        3  46 15.0  0                  Dirden        1  16 16.0  0
Verdin        1  38 38.0  0                  Holman        1   7  7.0  0
McGhee        1  16 16.0  0                   
McNeil        1  15 15.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Verdin          1  22 22.0  0                Sutton          3  71 23.7  0
Reliford        1   3  3.0  0                Dirden          3  37 12.3  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McNeil          1  10 10.0  0                None
Sanders         1  -2 -2.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Fritsch         4-4  42  5-5   17            Lee             0-1  --  2-3    2
                miss: --                                     miss: 23

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Walters         3  77 25.7                   Swider          5 167 33.4

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Puha          2.5  20                        Clancy          2  10
Times         1.5  17                        Graham          1   5
Catan           1   8                        Griffin         1   0

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Myers           1  16 16.0  0                None

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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