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Philadelphia 21 at Denver 19


1984 Week 16 - Friday, June 8, 1984
Philadelphia Stars(14-1)(-10) at Denver Gold(8-7)
Attendance: 30,755

DENVER(UPI)-Just because they have the Atlantic Division title all wrapped up, don't expect the Philadelphia Stars to ease up.

The Stars proved hungry as ever Friday night, getting a David Trout field goal with eight seconds left to score a 21-19 victory over the Gold at Denver.

The Gold, 8-8, needed the win more than Philadelphia, 15-1, since the Stars had the playoffs clinched before the game. Still, Philadelphia played as if its season was on the line in winning a league-record 13th straight.

"I'm not going to rest anybody, we want to win our last two games," Stars coach Jim Mora said. "We want to go into the playoffs rested, but more importantly, we want to be winning with a positive attitude."

Denver is one of seven teams battling for three remaining Western Conference playoff spots.

Kelvin Bryant rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns to help the Stars. In his best rushing game as a pro, he scored on runs of 20 and 10 yards.

The Gold had gone ahead 19-18 on Harry Sydney's second 1-yard TD run with 1:57 left but a 2-point conversion run failed and Chuck Fusina completed eight passes to rally the Stars into position for Trout's game-winning kick.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	2	6	7	6   -   21
DEN	0	7	0      12   -   19

Scoring

PHI:Safety, Speelman tackled in end zone - PHI 2, DEN 0

DEN:Hobart 6 yd run (Speelman kick) - DEN 7, PHI 2

PHI:Bryant 20 yd run (pass failed) - PHI 8, DEN 7

PHI:Bryant 10 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 15, DEN 7

DEN:Sydney 2 yd run (run failed) - PHI 15, DEN 13

PHI:Trout 23 yd field goal - PHI 18, DEN 13

DEN:Sydney 1 yd run (run failed) - DEN 19, PHI 18

PHI:Trout 19 yd field goal - PHI 21, DEN 19

Box Score

                             PHI            DEN
First Downs                   26             21
Rushes-Yards              40-273         36-171
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-15-152-0     21-9-143-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-19           2-10
Total Plays-Yards         68-406         59-304
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            4-1
Penalties-Yards            10-80           5-30
Turnovers                      0              2
Time of Possession         31:21          28:39

Attendance = 30,755

PHILADELPHIA				     DENVER
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       24  15 152  0  0  80.6          Hobart       21   9 143  1  0  46.3

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant       24 194  8.1  2                  Hobart       10  74  7.4  1
Riley        10  46  4.6  0                  White         6  40  6.7  0
Harvin        5  23  4.6  0                  Sydney       13  37  2.8  2
Fusina        1  10 10.0  0                  Preston       6  20  3.3  0
                                             Matthews      1   0  0.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Collier       6  57  9.5  0                  Harris        2  58 29.0  0
Dunek         1  19 19.0  0                  White         3  35 11.7  0
Fitzkee       1  15 15.0  0                  Niziolek      1  21 21.0  0
Riley         2  14  7.0  0                  Balholm       2  20 10.0  0
Bryant        2  13  6.5  0                  Williams      1   9  9.0  0
Harris H      1  13 13.0  0                  
Donovan       1  11 11.0  0                  
Harvin        1  10 10.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McCants         2  39 19.5  0                Harris          3  71 23.7  0
Woerner         1  20 20.0  0                Arnold          1  15 15.0  0
                                             Payton          1   4  4.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Woerner         2  34 17.0  0                None

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           2-2  23  1-1    7            Speelman        0-1  --  1-1    1
                miss: --                                     miss: 29

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         5 197 39.4                   Speelman        3 125 41.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Lush            1   6                        Turner          2  13
Kugler          1   4                        Stalls          1   3
                                             Gerken          1   3

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Lush            1  31 31.0  0                None 

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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