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Jacksonville 14 at Arizona 45

1984 Week 16 - Friday, June 8, 1984
Attendance: 15,513


TEMPE, AZ (AP) - Tim Spencer and Kevin Long each scored twice from the one-yard line and Greg Landry threw two touchdown passes as the Arizona Wranglers bombed the Jacksonville Bulls 45-14 Friday night in a United States Football League game.

Stringing consecutive victories together for the first time this season, the Wranglers evened their record at 8-8 the first time they have reached .500 since they were 4-4. Jacksonville, losing its sixth straight game and fourth in a row on the road, fell to 4-12 before a crowd of only 15,513 at 70,021-seat Sun Devil Stadium.

Arizona tied a club record with 21 first period points and set a franchise mark for points in the first half en route to a commanding 38-7 halftime lead.

Long's first one-yard run capped a 13-play, 70-yard drive 7:42 into the game and he added another touchdown dive 5:08 later to finish a 54-yard drive.

After Wrangler safety Luther Bradley's 13-yard interception return to the Jacksonville 49, Landry hit Lenny Willis on a 40-yard scoring strike off a flea-flicker play for a 21-0 bulge with 17 seconds left in the first period.

Frank Corral kicked a 37-yard field goal 4:28 into the second quarter before Arizona defensive end John Lee recovered a fumble by Bulls quarterback Matt Robinson at the Jacksonville 14. Three plays later, Spencer dove over from the one with 7:30 remaining in the half.

Frank Minnifield's interception then set up Landry's 15-yard touchdown pass to Trumaine Johnson for a 38-0 lead with four minutes left.

The expansion Bulls avoided a shutout 48 seconds before halftime when Donald Dykes blocked Corral's punt and Vaughan Johnson recovered the ball in the Arizona end zone.

Spencer made it 45-7 on another one-yard dive with 3:09 to go in the third quarter.

Rookie Ben Bennett, making his USFL debut for Jacksonville, fired a seven-yard touchdown pass to Alton Alexis with 32 seconds remaining in the game.

Landry completed eight of 12 passes for 185yards giving him 3,032 yards and 21 touchdowns through 16 games. Both totals are career highs for the 16-year pro.

Spencer had 61 yards on 13 carries as he broke the 1,000-yard barrier for the second straight season.He now has 1,049.

Robinson hit on three of nine attempts for 26 yards with one interception while backup Robbie Mahfouz was 8-of-12 for 58 yards and one pass picked off. Bennett played the final 14:45 for the Bulls and completed seven of 10 passes for 113 yards.


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