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New Jersey 35 at Arizona 21

1983 Week 5 - Sunday, April 3, 1983
Attendance: 31,382


TEMPE (AP) Million-dollar running back Hershel Walker broke loose for 177 yards and touchdowns Sunday as the New Jersey Generals won their first United States Football League game 35-21 over the Arizona Wranglers.

Walker, the former Heisman Trophy winner out of Georgia who had just 261 yards through the Generals first four games, broke the 100-yard barrier for the first time as a pro on 33 carries.

His 19-yard scoring run midway through the third quarter erased a 14-13 halftime deficit and put New Jersey(1-4) ahead for good while sending the Wranglers(2-3) to their second straight loss.

Walker added a four-yard touchdown run with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter for a 28-14 lead.

Alan Risher threw his third touchdown pass of the night to Jackie Flowers this time for 62 yards - to bring Arizona to 28-21 with 12:05 left in the game.

But Walkers one-yard touchdown run with 6:31 remaining sealed New Jerseys victory before a crowd of 31,382 at Sun Devil Stadium.

April 3, 1983
New Jersey Generals - 35
Arizona Wranglers - 21
at Sun Devil Stadium
31,382

New Jersey	3	10	15	7    --	35
Arizona		7	7	0	7    --	21

1st Quarter	NJ - FG Jacobs 38
		ARIZ - Flowers 35 pass from Risher (Asmus kick)
2nd Quarter	NJ - Brodsky 31 pass from Scott (Jacobs kick)
		NJ - FG Jacobs 51
		ARIZ - Flowers 7 pass from Risher (Asmus kick)
3rd Quarter	NJ - Walker 19 run (Carthon pass from Scott)
		NJ - Walker 4 run (Jacobs kick)
4th Quarter	ARIZ - Flowers 62 pass from Risher (Asmus kick)
		NJ - Walker 1 run (Jacobs kick)

TEAM STATS:		NEW JERSEY	ARIZONA
First Downs		30		18
Rushes-yards		46-237		28-130
Passing yards		257		242
Return yards		40		0
Passes			17-32-0		18-29-3
Sacks by			3-19		3-17
Punts			2-33		4-38
Fumbles-lost		1-0		3-1
Penalties-yards		4-20		6-70
Time of possession		35:44		24:16

INDIVIDUAL STATS:
RUSHING = New Jersey: Walker 33-177, Carthon 10-34, Tullis 2-26, Scott 1-0.  Arizona: 
	Murray 12-72, Howell 10-29, Risher 4-25, Flowers 1-3, Clark 1-1.
PASSING = New Jersey: Scott 17-31-0-276, Friede 0-1-0-0.  Arizona: Risher 18-29-3-259.
RECEIVING = New Jersey: McConnaughey 6-88, Friede 3-59, Hicks 3-52, Brodsky 2-48, Walker 2-27,
	Carthon 1-2.  Arizona: Flowers 7-151, Keel 4-49, Balholm 3-40, Murray 4-19.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = New Jersey: Jacobs 44, 37.

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