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Oklahoma 12 at Houston 311984 Week 13 - Sunday, May 20, 1984
Attendance: 31,142, TV: ABC
Jim Kelly to Richard Johnson
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.