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Michigan 23 at San Antonio 17 OT


1984 Week 15 - Friday, June 1, 1984
Michigan Panthers(7-7)(-1) at San Antonio Gunslingers(5-9)
Attendance: 16,384, TV: Local?

San Antonio (UPI) - The nickel defense paid big dividends for the Michigan Panthers Friday night.

Oliver David picked off Rick Neuheisel and raced 27 yards for a touchdown 22 seconds into overtime Friday night to help defending USFL champion Michigan escape with a 23-17 victory over the San Antonio Gunslingers.

"We were in the nickel defense with an extra back." said Panthers coach Jim Stanley. "This is one of the real good victories for this team. We showed class in the game. I'm proud of this team more than any other."

"We were in double rotation nickel coverage, and I had a short area of responsibility," Davis said. "I made a hell of a break for the ball and got to walk it in. My main thing was to make sure I had the ball. I think he (Neuheisel) never really saw me. We disguised the defense to make him think it was a man-to-man."

Neuheisel attributed the loss to errors.

"I can't throw deep on them. We just made a couple of mistakes, and mine was the most glaring."

Anthony Allen hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Whit Taylor and Novo Bojovic added the extra point with 51 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Taylor marched Michigan 80 yards in 14 plays to set up the tying score.

San Antonio took a 17-10 lead when George Works dove into the end zone on fourth-and-one with 6:28 left and Nick MikeMayer added the point after.

Mike-Mayer missed a chance towin the game when his 58-yard field goal attempt skipped off the crossbar on the final play on regulation.

Mike-Mayer kicked a 26-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the first quarter to put the Gunslingers up 3-0. The kick capped a 60-yard drive that stalled at the Michigan 3-yard line.

Bojovic missed a 22-yard field goal attempt with 8:01 left in the second quarter and the Panthers trailed 3-0 at halftime. It was the first time this season and the second time in their history the Panthers were shut out in the first half.

Bojovic redeemed himself by converting a 28-yard field goal with 3:52 left in the third period to bring Michigan within 10-3. The Panthers tied the game at less than a minute to the final quarter on a 3-yard toss from Taylor to tight end Mike Cobb. San Antonio took a 10-0 lead when Neuheisel connected with Jerry Gordon on a 22-yard score on San Antonio's first possession in the second half.

2nd Half




Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	O	F
MIC	0	0	3      14	6   -   23
SA	3	0	7	7	0   -   17

Scoring

SA: Mike-Mayer 26 yd field goal - SA 3, MIC 0

SA: Gordon 22 yd pass from Neuheisel (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 10, MIC 0

MIC:Bojovic 28 yd field goal - SA 10, MIC 3

MIC:Cobb 3 yd pass from Taylor (Bojovic kick) - MIC 10, SA 10

SA: Works 1 yd run (Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 17, MIC 10

MIC:Allen 4 yd pass from Taylor (Bojovic kick) - MIC 17, SA 17

MIC:Davis 27 yd interception return - MIC 23, SA 17

Box Score

                             MIC             SA
First Downs                   18             19
Rushes-Yards               28-93         30-101
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    31-15-174-0    35-17-222-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-16           2-12
Total Plays-Yards         61-251         67-311
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards             8-65           8-70
Turnovers                      1              3
Time of Possession         31:29          28:53

Attendance = 16,384

MICHIGAN				     SAN ANTONIO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert        8   2  35  0  0  45.3          Neuheisel    32  16 213  2  1  55.9
Taylor       23  13 139  0  2 103.4          White         3   1   9  0  0  42.4

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Lacy         12  32  2.7  0                  Hagen        14  44  3.1  0
Bentley A    10  31  3.1  0                  Neuheisel     5  17  3.6  0
Taylor        1  19 19.0  0                  Gordon        1  16 16.0  0
Miller C      2   6  3.0  0                  Works         2  11  5.5  1
Williams J    2   4  2.0  0                  Rush          2   7  3.5  0
Hebert        1   1  1.0  0                  Bonner        4   3  0.8  0
                                             Roberts       2   3  1.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Allen         7  98 14.0  1                  Hackett       4  89 22.3  0
Patrick       3  43 14.3  0                  Gordon        2  34 17.0  1
Cobb          3  17  5.7  1                  Bonner        3  26  8.7  0
Holloway      2  16  8.0  0                  Hagen         2  18  9.0  0
                                             Buggs         2  17  8.5  0
                                             Crane         1  16 16.0  0
                                             Starks        1  12 12.0  0
                                             Works         2  10  5.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Patrick         1  21 21.0  0                Bonner          1  27 27.0  0
Bentley A       1  19 19.0  0                Ulmer           2  14  7.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Broughton       1   8  8.0  0                Ulmer           2  21 10.5  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         1-2  28  2-2    5            Mike-Mayer      1-2  26  2-2    5
                miss: 22                                     miss: 58

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Johnston        4 161 40.3                   Hartley         5 210 42.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Corker          1   7                        Choate          1  10
Bentley R     0.5  2.5                       Hanna           1   6
Hughes        0.5  2.5                        

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Davis           1  27 27.0  1                None
Bentley R       1   3  3.0  0       

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