Order the book, The United States Football League, 1982–1986.
Looking for the new USFL, being launched by FOX in 2022?
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.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn