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Arizona 17 at Los Angeles 24


1984 Week 14 - Saturday, May 26, 1984
Arizona Wranglers(6-7) at Los Angeles Express(6-7)(-1)
Attendance: 11,702, TV: ESPN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kevin Nelson's 2-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds left gave the Los Angeles Express a 24-17 victory over the Arizona Wranglers in a United States Football League game Saturday before a Crowd of 11,702 at the Coliseum.

The scoring play was set up by a 58-yard interception return by Troy West.

The win gave Los Angeles sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division at 7-7. Arizona fell to 6-8.

The Express entered the fourth quarter trailing 17-14, but tied the game with 2:18 left in the game on Tony Zendejas' 43-yard field goal.

Arizona took over and, in six plays, moved the ball from their 27 to the 47. The drive ended when Arizona quarterback Greg Landry's pass was picked off by West and returned to the Wrangler 2.

Nelson scored on the next play.

Arizona took a 7-0 lead on the first of two Tim Spencer touchdowns, a 5-yard run with 8:29 left in the first quarter.

The Express tied it on their next possession, an 11-play drive, capped by quarterback Steve Young's 6-yard touchdown run.

Arizona took a 10-7 halftime lead when Frank Corral kicked a 34-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining in the half.

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	1	2	3	4	F
AZ	7	3	7	0   -   17
LA	7	0	7      10   -   24

Scoring

AZ: Spencer 5 yd run (Corral kick) - AZ 7, LA 0

LA: Young 6 yd run (Zendejas kick) - LA 7, AZ 7

AZ: Corral 34 yd field goal - AZ 10, LA 7

AZ: Spencer 3 yd run (Corral kick) - AZ 17, LA 7

LA: Mack 9 yd run (Zendejas kick) - AZ 17, LA 14

LA: Zendejas 43 yd field goal - LA 17, AZ 17

LA: Nelson 2 yd run (Zendejas kick) - LA 24, AZ 17

Box Score

                              AZ             LA
First Downs                   25             15
Rushes-Yards              32-152         25-111
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    37-19-232-1    23-11-184-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-29           2-13
Total Plays-Yards         73-355         50-282
Fumbles-Lost                 5-1            2-0
Penalties-Yards             9-65           4-29
Turnovers                      2              1
Time of Possession         35:18          24:42

Attendance = 11,702

ARIZONA					     LOS ANGELES
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Landry       37  19 232  1  0  59.7          Young        23  11 184  1  0  57.2

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Spencer      15  81  2.5  2                  Mack         14  44  3.1  1
Long         12  64  2.2  0                  Hersey        2  25 12.5  0
Boatner       3   4  1.3  0                  Young         4  23  5.8  1
Landry        1   2  2.0  0                  Townsell      2  13  6.5  0
Dennison      1   1  1.0  0                  Nelson        2   9  4.5  1
                                             Boddie        1  -3 -3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson T    12 145 12.1  0                  Long          2  55 27.5  0
Long          2  36 18.0  0                  Boddie        2  39 19.5  0
Ricker        1  31 31.0  0                  Townsell      3  38 12.7  0
Spencer       2   8  4.0  0                  Hersey        2  35 17.5  0
Dennison      1   7  7.0  0                  Nelson        1  15 15.0  0
Willis        1   5  5.0  0                  Mack          1   2  2.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Clark           1  28 28.0  0                Gunn            4 110 27.5  0
Tolbert         1  14 14.0  0                Drane           1  16 16.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Brown           1   3  3.0  0                Gunn            2  11  5.5  0
Tolbert         1   0  0.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          1-1  34  2-2    5            Zendejas        1-1  43  3-3    6
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          4 166 41.5                   Partridge       4 191 47.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Smith           1  10                        Williams        2  20
Lee             1   3                        Jenkins         1   8
                                             Weaver          1   1

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Allen           1   6  6.0  0                West            1  58 58.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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