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New Orleans 20 at Tampa Bay 31


1984 Week 13 - Sunday, May 20, 1984
New Orleans Breakers(8-4) at Tampa Bay Bandits(9-3)(-6.5)
Attendance: 42,592, TV: ABC

TAMPA (AP) - Gary Anderson ran for thiee touchdowns and Tampa Bay capitalized on a pair of New Orleans turnovers to overcome a three-point halftime deficit and go on to defeat the Breakers 31-20 in a United States Football League game Sunday.

The triumph before a crowd of 42,592 was the seventh straight for the 10-3 Bandits who trail first place Birmigham by one game in the USFL's Southern Division. New Orleans dropped to 8-5 after its third loss in its last four games.

Anderson scored his 13th and 14th touchdowns of the year on runs of 2 and 3 yards with the latter boosting Tampa Bay into a 24-17 lead with 7:19 remaining in the third quarter.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
NO	7      10	0	3   -   20
TB	7	7      10	7   -   31

Scoring

TB: Truvillion 3 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 7, NO 0

NO: Dupree 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 7, TB 7

NO: Mazzetti 31 yd field goal - NO 10, TB 7

TB: G. Anderson 2 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, NO 10

NO: Dupree 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - NO 17, TB 14

TB: Andrusyshyn 22 yd field goal - TB 17, NO 17

TB: G. Anderson 3 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 24, NO 17

NO: Mazzetti 19 yd field goal - TB 24, NO 20

TB: G. Anderson 2 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 31, NO 20

Box Score

                              NO             TB
First Downs                   20             22
Rushes-Yards              33-160         33-137
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-19-258-0    32-23-276-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         66-418         65-413
Fumbles-Lost                 5-3            3-3
Penalties-Yards             4-25           2-15
Turnovers                      3              4
Time of Possession         29:51          30:09

Attendance = 42,592

NEW ORLEANS				     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Walton       32  19 258  0  0  85.2          Reaves       32  23 276  1  1  95.3
Mazzetti      1   0   0  0  0  39.6          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Dupree       18 104  5.8  2                  Boone        14  61  4.4  0
Jordan       12  53  4.4  0                  Anderson G   16  57  3.6  3
Schellen      2   6  3.0  0                  Williams      3  19  6.3  0
Walton        1  -3 -3.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Lockett       5 127 25.4  0                  Truvillion    7  80 11.4  1
Smith C       2  35 17.5  0                  Anderson G    6  74 12.3  0
Jordan        3  30 10.0  0                  Jackson       2  53 26.5  0
Brown         3  29  9.7  0                  Harvey        4  43 10.8  0
Ross          2  23 11.5  0                  Brodsky       2  17  8.5  0
Franz         1   9  9.0  0                  Williams      2   9  4.5  0
Dupree        3   5  1.7  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Good            3  69 23.0  0                Williams        2  38 19.0  0
Miller          1  23 23.0  0                Bailey          1   0  0.0  0
Steels          1  16 16.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Franz           1   8  8.0  0                Bailey          1   0  0.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mazzetti        2-3  31  2-2    8            Andrusyshyn     1-1  22  4-4    7
                miss: 48                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Casarino        1  33 33.0                   Andrusyshyn     1  39 39.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         None

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Marek           1  16 16.0  0                None

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