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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.

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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