Check out the searchable USFL stats from the Stats Crew.

Order the book, The United States Football League, 1982–1986.

Oklahoma 12 at Houston 31

1984 Week 13 - Sunday, May 20, 1984
Oklahoma Outlaws(6-6) at Houston Gamblers(7-5)(-12.5)
Attendance: 31,142, TV: ABC

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston quarterback Jim Kelly threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including a record breaking 41-yarder to Richard Johnson, as the Gamblers blasted Oklahoma 31- 12 Sunday in a United States Football League game.

The victory boosted Houston to an 8-5 record. The Outlaws dropped to 6-7 with their fifth consecutive defeat.

Kelly, who completed 20 of 31 passes for 281 yards, started the first-half assault on the fourth play of the game with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Johnson. The catch gave Johnson 82 receptions for the season and a new USFL record.

Chicago's Trumaine Johnson held the previous record of 81 catches in a season.

Kelly directed the Gamblers to three scores in their first four possessions. He also hit Todd Fowler on a 36-yard strike following a fumble recovery by Gambler safety Tom Myers.

Complete Game


Archived news report
Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

Back to 1984 season results