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Oklahoma 21 at Tampa Bay 48


1984 Week 12 - Monday, May 14, 1984
Oklahoma Outlaws(6-5) at Tampa Bay Bandits(8-3)(-13.5)
Attendance: 45,116, TV: ESPN

TAMPA. Fla. (AP)-- John Reaves sparkled Monday night and the Tampa Bay Bandits continued their winning ways, whipping the Oklahoma Outlaws 48-21 for their sixth straight United States Football League victory.

The triumph spoiled the emotional homecoming of Doug Williams, the Oklahoma quarterback who played five seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.

Reaves, who started the night as the Eastern Conference's fourth-rated passer, threw for a team-record 378 yards and four touchdowns, including scoring passes to Marvin Harvey, Spencer Jackson, Eric Truvillion and Gary Anderson.

Harvey, a tight end. also caught TD tosses from running back Anderson and wide receiver Truvillion. "I don't know if it was my best game as a Bandit." said Reaves, who completed 22 of 31 passes. "Anytime you win. it's the best ... It looked for a while there that we'd have to score on every possession."

The victory boosted Tampa Bay's record to 9-3 and enabled the Bandits to stay a game behind first-place Birmingham in the Southern Division. The loss was the third straight for Oklahoma which trails defending USFL champion Michigan and Houston by a game in the Central Division.

	1	2	3	4	F
OKL	7      14	0	0   -   21
TB	7      21	7      13   -   48

Scoring

TB: Harvey 10 yd pass from G. Anderson (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 7, OKL 0

OKL:A. Williams 11 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - OKL 7, TB 7

TB: Boone 1 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, OKL 7

TB: Jackson 26 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 21, OKL 7

OKL:Turner 14 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - TB 21, OKL 14

OKL:Price 3 yd pass from D. Williams (Herrera kick) - OKL 21, TB 21

TB: Harvey 10 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 28, OKL 21

TB: Truvillion 35 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 35, OKL 21

TB: G. Anderson 6 yd pass from Reaves (kick failed) - TB 41, OKL 21

TB: Harvey 13 yd pass from Truvillion (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 48, OKL 21

Box Score

                             OKL             TB
First Downs                   27             28
Rushes-Yards              23-123         28-110
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    48-25-317-3    33-24-401-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-5            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         72-435         61-511
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            0-0
Penalties-Yards             9-89          10-84
Turnovers                      4              0
Time of Possession         31:59          28:01

Attendance = 45,116

OKLAHOMA				     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Williams D   48  25 317  3  3  67.8          Reaves       31  22 378  0  4 151.6
                                             Truvillion    1   1  13  0  1 158.3
                                             Anderson G    1   1  10  0  1 147.9

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sample        8  70  8.8  0                  Anderson G   17  49  2.9  0
Hughes        7  29  4.1  0                  Williams      4  27  6.8  0
Lazarus       1  12 12.0  0                  Boone         6  24  4.0  1
Anderson E    3  10  3.3  0                  Christian     1  10 10.0  0
Williams D    3   2  0.7  0                  
Ragsdale      1   0  0.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Williams A    6 119 19.8  1                  Gillespie     5 107 21.4  0
Sample        5  63 12.6  0                  Jackson       2  80 40.0  1
Steptoe       5  55 11.0  0                  Truvillion    4  74 18.5  1
Turner        3  53 17.7  1                  Harvey        5  68 13.6  3
Wheeler       2  27 13.5  0                  Boone         3  32 10.7  0
Price         1   3  3.0  1                  Brodsky       3  25  8.3  0
Lazarus       1   2  2.0  0                  Anderson G    2  15  7.5  1
Hughes        2  -5 -2.5  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harris          5 112 22.4  0                Bailey          3  61 20.3  0
Lazarus         1  25 25.0  0                Williams        1  23 23.0  0
Sample          1  12 12.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Herrera         0-2  --  3-3    3            Andrusyshyn     0-0  --  6-7    6
                miss: 37,55                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
None                                         Andrusyshyn     1  33 33.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Nordgren        1   5

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         King            1  37 37.0  0
                                             George          1  14 14.0  0
                                             Henderson       1   0  0.0  0
            

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Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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