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Birmingham 41 at Chicago 7


1984 Week 13 - Friday, May 18, 1984
Birmingham Stallions(10-2)(-8) at Chicago Blitz(4-8)
Attendance: 8,578

CHICAGO (AP) -- With their star running back Joe Cribbs only a memory now, the Birmingham Stallions have had to rebuild their offense virtually from scratch -- and whatever they've done paid off Friday night.

"I think the world goes on, and no one guy, whether it's a player or coach, is a team by himself," Birmingham Coach Rollie Dotsch said after his club romped to a 41-7 victory over the Chicago Blitz. "Football is a team sport, and our team plays together as a team."

It was the their second game without Cribbs, who was the cornerstone of the Stallions offense before he walked out in a contract dispute leading the United States Football League in rushing.

Dotsch has turned to quarterback Cliff Stoudt, who completed 17 of 25 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. And Stoudt repeatedly turned to receiver Jim Smith, who hauled in nine passes for a 104 yards.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR    17	0      14      10   -   41
CHI	0	0	7	0   -    7

Scoring

BIR:Evans 5 yd fumble return (Miller kick) - BIR 7, CHI 0

BIR:Miller 31 yd field goal - BIR 10, CHI 0

BIR:Clanton 41 yd interception return (Miller kick) - BIR 17, CHI 0

BIR:Gant 39 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 24, CHI 0

CHI:Worthy 78 yd pass from Evans (Seibel kick) - BIR 24, CHI 7

BIR:Mason 27 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 31, CHI 7

BIR:Perry 5 yd pass from Stoudt (Miller kick) - BIR 38, CHI 7

BIR:Miller 36 yd field goal - BIR 41, CHI 7

Box Score

                             BIR            CHI
First Downs                   25             11
Rushes-Yards              45-216          13-59
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    25-17-229-0    32-12-202-4
Sacked-Yards Lost            2-9           1-14
Total Plays-Yards         72-436         46-247
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards             9-53           6-45
Turnovers                      0              5
Time of Possession         40:37          19:23

Attendance = 8,578

BIRMINGHAM				     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       25  17 229  0  2 123.6          Evans        28   9 172  3  1  26.8
                                             Reeves        4   3  30  1  0  56.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Gant         13  81  6.2  1                  Canada        4  17  4.3  0
Perry        14  57  4.1  0                  Ferguson      3  17  5.7  0
Johnson      11  44  4.0  0                  Evans         2  16  8.0  0
Stoudt        2  18  9.0  0                  Worthy        4   9  2.3  0
Thomas        4  10  2.5  0                  
Talton        1   6  6.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         9 104 11.6  0                  Worthy        3  97 32.3  1
Jones J       1  54 54.0  0                  Potts         3  49 16.3  0
Mason         2  30 15.0  1                  Haines        2  30 15.0  0
Toler         1  21 21.0  0                  Canada        1  16 16.0  0
Gant          1  13 13.0  0                  Keel          2  10  5.0  0
Perry         2  10  5.0  1                  Lewis         1   0  0.0  0
Johnson       1  -3 -3.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Mansfield       2  42 21.0  0                James           3  63 21.0  0
                                             Plank           1  13 13.0  0
                                             Wilcox          1   4  4.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Frederick       2   0  0.0  0                Daniel          2   3  1.5  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          2-2  36  5-5   11            Seibel          0-0  --  1-1    1
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         4 155 38.8                   Gossett         6 252 42.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Paggett         1  14                        Times           1   6
                                             Puha            1   3

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Clanton         2  47 23.5  1                None
Roe             1  -2 -2.0  0                
Ray             1  -4 -4.0  0              

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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