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Memphis 24 at Tampa Bay 42


1984 Week 16 - Saturday, June 9, 1984
Memphis Showboats(7-8) at Tampa Bay Bandits(11-4)(-14)
Attendance: 48,785

TAMPA,FL(AP) - Gary Anderson scored his 18th, 19th and 20th touchdowns of the year Saturday night to set a United States Football League single season record and lead the Tampa Bay Bandits to a 42-24 victory over the Memphis Showboats.

The triumph was the ninth in 10 games for the playoff bound Bandits. Anderson's first touchdown, a 2 yard run with 37 seconds left in the half, boosted Tampa Bay into a 21-7 lead. The 6 foot, 180 pound speedster from Arkansas scored No. 2 with 32 seconds remaining in the third quarter running on fourth and one to hike the Bandits lead.

Memphis came right back with a four play, 74 yard drive leading to Mike Kelley's 18 yard scoring pass to Cormac Carney. The 7-9 Showboats, however couldn't contain Anderson, who finished with 101 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
MEM	7      10	0	7   -   24
TB	7      14	7      14   -   42

Scoring

TB: Harvey 10 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 7, MEM 0

MEM:Reid 1 yd run (Duncan kick) - MEM 7, TB 7

TB: Boone 4 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, MEM 7

MEM:Crawford 6 yd pass from Kelley (Duncan kick) - MEM 14, TB 14

MEM:Duncan 20 yd field goal - MEM 17, TB 14

TB: G. Anderson 2 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 21, MEM 17

TB: G. Anderson 11 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 28, MEM 17

MEM:Carney 18 yd pass from Kelley (Duncan kick) - TB 28, MEM 24

TB: G. Anderson 40 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 35, MEM 24

TB: Boone 2 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 42, MEM 24

Box Score

                             MEM             TB
First Downs                   14             26
Rushes-Yards               21-89         43-213
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    27-17-252-2    34-16-198-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-15            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         50-326         77-411
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-0
Penalties-Yards             5-40           6-41
Turnovers                      2              1
Time of Possession         23:27          36:33

Attendance = 48,785

MEMPHIS					     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Kelley       27  17 252  2  2  87.3          Reaves       34  16 198  1  1  63.1

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Reid         13  41  3.1  0                  Anderson G   18 101  5.6  3
Kelley        3  36 12.0  0                  Boone        23  89  3.9  2
Quarles       3  10  3.3  0                  Morgan        1  21 21.0  0
Crawford      1   3  3.0  0                  Williams      1   2  2.0  0
Fitzgerald    1  -1 -1.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Crawford      6  86 14.3  1                  Harvey        6  65 10.8  1
Shirk         3  69 23.0  0                  Morgan        4  60 15.0  0
Quarles       2  33 16.5  0                  Anderson G    2  32 16.0  0
Carney        2  28 14.0  1                  Boone         3  26  8.7  0
Sandilands    1  15 15.0  0                  Gillespie     1  10 10.0  0
White B       1  11 11.0  0                  Jackson       1   5  5.0  0
Reid          1   6  6.0  0                  
Pittman       1   4  4.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Crawford        3  61 20.3  0                Bailey          5  85 17.0  0
White B         1   8  8.0  0                Williams        0   9  -.-  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Sandilands      1  13 13.0  0                Bailey          1   5  5.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Duncan          1-1  20  3-3    6            Andrusyshyn     0-0  --  6-6    6
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       1  40 40.0                   Andrusyshyn     3  89 29.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Simmons         1   8
                                             Carter          1   7

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Major           1   2  2.0  0                Beaudoin        1  24 24.0  0
                                             McCallister     1   3  3.0  0 

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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