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Houston 54 at Jacksonville 7


1984 Week 14 - Friday, May 25, 1984
Houston Gamblers(8-5)(-9) at Jacksonville Bulls(4-9)
Attendance: 31,638, TV: KTXH

Jacksonville, Fla(UPI) - Clarence Verdin returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and Houston's Jim Kelly threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns Friday night as the Gamblers trounced the Jacksonville Bulls 54-7.

Verdin's opening touchdown came only 21 seconds into the game and established a momentum that the Bulls were never able to stop.

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	1	2	3	4	F
HOU    24      20	7	3   -   54
JAX     0	7	0	0   -    7

Scoring

HOU:Verdin 94 yd kickoff return (Fritsch kick) - HOU 7, JAX 0

HOU:Kelly 1 yd run (Fritsch kick) - HOU 14, JAX 0

HOU:Sanders 55 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 21, JAX 0

HOU:Fritsch 27 yd field goal - HOU 24, JAX 0

HOU:Fritsch 32 yd field goal - HOU 27, JAX 0

JAX:Kemp 57 yd pass from Robinson (Franco kick) - HOU 27, JAX 7

HOU:Verdin 41 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 34, JAX 7

HOU:Moser 39 yd pass from Kelly (Fritsch kick) - HOU 41, JAX 7

HOU:Fritsch 41 yd field goal - HOU 44, JAX 7

HOU:Fowler 1 yd run (Fritsch kick) - HOU 51, JAX 7

HOU:Fritsch 34 yd field goal - HOU 54, JAX 7

Box Score

                             HOU            JAX
First Downs                   23             15
Rushes-Yards              27-196         19-109
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    32-23-403-1    42-12-187-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-24           3-21
Total Plays-Yards         64-575         64-275
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            2-0
Penalties-Yards           18-135           7-60
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         33:18          26:42

Attendance = 31,638

HOUSTON					     JACKSONVILLE
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Kelly        23  20 362  1  3 140.2          Robinson     25   6 109  2  1  25.3
Dillon        9   3  41  0  0  48.8          Mahfouz      17   6  78  1  0  26.1

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Fowler       15 106  7.1  1                  Lewis         7  42  6.0  0
Kelly         5  41  8.2  1                  Mahfouz       2  32 16.0  0
Clark         4  28  7.0  0                  Mason         5  19  3.8  0
Johnson R     2  19  9.5  0                  Key           5  16  3.2  0
Dillon        1   2  2.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson R     8 106 13.3  0                  Kemp          3  92 30.7  1
Moser         3  79 26.3  1                  Mason         3  38 12.7  0
Sanders       4  70 17.5  1                  Clark         3  38 12.7  0
McGhee        3  46 15.3  0                  Whiting       1  12 12.0  0
McNeil        2  42 21.0  0                  Lewis         1   5  5.0  0
Verdin        1  41 41.0  1                  Key           1   2  2.0  0
Courville     1  13 13.0  0                  
Barousse      1   6  6.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Verdin          1  94 94.0  1                Key             4  82 20.5  0
Courville       1   9  9.0  0                Bessillieu      3  64 21.3  0
                                             Mason           2  45 22.5  0
                                             Whiting         1  28 28.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McNeil          3  35 11.7  0                Clark           2   0  0.0  0
Sanders         2   1  0.5  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Fritsch         4-4  41  6-6   18            Franco          0-1  --  1-1    1
                miss: --                                     miss: 33

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Walters         3 149 49.7                   Pierce          8 329 41.1

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Catan           1   8                        Douglas       2.5 10.5
Lewis           1   7                        Clasby        1.5 11.5
Fitzpatrick     1   6                        Costello        1   2

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Hawkins M       1  24 24.0  0                Courtney        1   0  0.0  0
Eason           1  14 14.0  0                
Lewis           1   4  4.0  0                
Myers           0   7  -.-  0                

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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