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Memphis 14 at Oakland 29

1984 Week 13 - Saturday, May 19, 1984
Memphis Showboats(5-7) at Oakland Invaders(3-9)(-1.5)
Attendance: 22,030

OAKLAND (Chicago Herald) - Fred Besana completed 20 of 29 attempts for 259 yards and two touchdowns and Marcus Quinn intercepted four passes Saturday night to lead the Oakland Invaders to their fourth straight USFL victory, a 29-14 triumph over the Memphis Showboats before 22,030 fans.

Memphis return specialist Derrick Crawford tried to spark the Showboats, 5-8, by taking the second halfs opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to pull Memphis within 16-14.

Oakland is now 4-9. The Invaders broke the game open with nine minutes to go when Quinn intercepted his eighth pass of the season and returned it to the Memphis 15.

Besana's best game of the year and came at an opportune time for the Invaders as halfback Eric Jordan ,who had rushed for three straight 100 yard plus games, injured his ankle in the second quarter and did not return.


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