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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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
MEM	0	7	7	0   -   14
OAK    10	6	0      13   -   29

Scoring

OAK:Netwon 1 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 7, MEM 0

OAK:Shea 22 yd field goal - OAK 10, MEM 0

MEM:Lewis 38 yd run (Duncan kick) - OAK 10, MEM 7

OAK:Besana 1 yd run (kick failed) - OAK 16, MEM 7

MEM:Crawford 97 yd kickoff return (Duncan kick) - OAK 16, MEM 14

OAK:Newton 2 yd pass from Besana (Shea kick) - OAK 23, MEM 14

OAK:Banks 12 yd pass from Besana (kick failed) - OAK 29, MEM 14

Box Score

                             MEM            OAK
First Downs                   14             24
Rushes-Yards              19-131         49-128
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     29-12-97-5    29-20-259-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-29            1-0
Total Plays-Yards         52-199         79-387
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            0-0
Penalties-Yards             4-31           8-84
Turnovers                      5              0
Time of Possession         21:20          38:40

Attendance = 22,030

MEMPHIS					     OAKLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Lewis         9   3  31  1  0   4.6          Besana       29  20 259  0  2 119.8
Johnson      20   9  66  4  0  13.8          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Reid          9  60  6.7  0                  Newton       23  47  2.0  1
Lewis         2  41 20.5  1                  Whittington  10  30  3.0  0
Johnson       1  15 15.0  0                  Jordan        8  29  3.6  0
Quarles       3   8  2.7  0                  Besana        3  12  4.0  1
Ford          4   7  1.8  0                  Lewis         1   5  5.0  0
                                             Torosian      1   3  3.0  0
                                             Brown         3   2  0.7  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Ford          3  30 10.0  0                  Whittington   7  85 12.1  0
Shirk         2  26 13.0  0                  Lewis         2  63 31.5  0
Carney        2  17  8.5  0                  Williams      4  51 12.8  0
Crawford      1  13 13.0  0                  Banks         4  49 12.3  1
Reid          2  11  5.5  0                  Newton        2   8  4.0  1
White B       1   3  3.0  0                  Jordan        1   3  3.0  0
Quarles       1  -3 -3.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Crawford        4 152 38.0  1                Brown           2  34 17.0  0
Groves          1  12 12.0  0                Lewis           1  21 21.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Dameron         2  15  7.5  0                Lewis           1   6  6.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Duncan          0-0  --  2-2    2            Shea            1-2  22  2-4    5
                miss: --                                     miss: 35

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       5 203 40.6                   Talley          4 138 34.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Gunn            1   0                        Bennett         2  14
                                             Lucas           1   9
                                             Browning        1   6

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Quinn           4  35  8.8  0
                                             Daniel          1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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