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Denver 27 at San Antonio 20


1984 Week 14 - Friday, May 25, 1984
Denver Gold(7-6) at San Antonio Gunslingers(5-8)(-4)
Attendance: 20,077

SAN ANTONIO(UPI) - Fred Mortensen hit Dave Preston on a 32-yard scoring strike with 1:52 left to enable the Denver Gold to snap a five-game losing streak with a 27-20 victory over the San Antonio Gunslingers Friday night.

Mortensen, replacing injured Craig Penrose, passed for 308 yards and two touchdowns as Denver, 8-6, held onto its lead in the Pacific Division while San Antonio fell to 5-9.

Denver had tied the score 20-20 on George Works' one-yard run, his second score of the game. The Gold took over on their own 20, and moved to the San Antonio 25 on three plays.

After Preston lost seven yards on a sweep, Mortensen hit him for the score as the fleet running back eluded Putt Choate's grasp at the 30 and raced up the left sideline.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	0      10	3      14   -   27
SA	3	0	7      10   -   20

Scoring

SA: Mike-Mayer 32 yd field goal - SA 3, DEN 0

DEN:Speelman 23 yd field goal - DEN 3, SA 3

DEN:B. Johnson 23 yd pass from Mortensen (Speelman kick) - DEN 10, SA 3

SA: Works 2 yd run (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 10, DEN 10

DEN:Speelman 20 yd field goal - DEN 13, SA 10

DEN:Sydney 3 yd run (Speelman kick) - DEN 20, SA 10

SA: Mike-Mayer 33 yd field goal - DEN 20, SA 13

SA: Works 1 yd run (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 20, DEN 20

DEN:Preston 32 yd pass from Mortensen (Speelman kick) - DEN 27, SA 20

Box Score

                             DEN             SA
First Downs                   16             10
Rushes-Yards               29-95         31-117
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    27-19-308-0    20-11-148-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-9           2-13
Total Plays-Yards         57-394         53-252
Fumbles-Lost                 4-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards             4-35           3-25
Turnovers                      2              1
Time of Possession         31:28          28:32

Attendance = 20,077

DENVER					     SAN ANTONIO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Mortensen    27  19 308  0  2  62.7          Neuheisel    20  11 148  0  0 150.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sydney        9  42  4.4  1                  Bonner        6  43  7.2  0
Mortensen     3  32 10.7  0                  Hagen        11  38  3.5  0
White         5  21  4.2  0                  Works        10  37  3.7  2
Hobart        1   3  3.0  0                  Neuheisel     2   0  0.0  0
Johnson B     2   1  0.5  0                  Choate        1   0  0.0  0
Matthews      1   0  0.0  0                  Gordon        1  -1 -1.0  0
Preston       7  -2  0.3  0                  
Hicks         1  -2 -2.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Bailey        4  82 20.5  0                  Buggs         1  50 50.0  0
Harris        3  81 27.0  0                  Gordon        3  35 11.7  0
Preston       2  37 16.5  1                  Crane         2  31 15.5  0
Hicks         2  33 16.5  0                  Bonner        4  29  7.3  0
Johnson B     1  23 23.0  1                  Rush          1   3  3.0  0
Williams      3  19  6.3  0                  
White         2  17  8.5  0                  
Sydney        1   9  9.0  0                  
Niziolek      1   7  7.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harris          2  60 30.0  0                Bonner          1  19 19.0  0
Sydney          1   8  8.0  0                Ulmer           1  14 14.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          1  28 28.0  0                None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        2-2  23  3-3    9            Mike-Mayer      2-2  33  2-2    8
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Speelman        2  30 15.0                   Hartley         5 149 29.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Stalls          1   7                        Tabor           1   9
Matthews        1   6                        

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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