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Oakland 7 at Los Angeles 10


1983 Week 5 - Sunday, April 3, 1983
Oakland Invaders(2-2) at Los Angeles Express(2-2)(-2.5)
Attendance: 23,538

LOS ANGELES(AP) - Vince Abbott's 19-yard field goal with 47 seconds to go gave Los Angeles its 10-7 victory over Oakland. The Express drove 85 yards in 17 plays before the winning field goal, with tailback John Barnett carrying 10 times for 40 yards during the march.

The only touchdowns in the game came on Mike Rae's 17-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Ellis in the first quarter for Los Angeles and Arthur Whittington's two-yard run for Oakland in the third quarter.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	0	0	7	0   -   7
LA	7	0	0	3   -  10

Scoring

LA: Ellis 17 yd pass from Rae (Abbott kick) - LA 7, OAK 0

OAK:Whittington 2 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 7, LA 7

LA: Abbott 19 yd field goal - LA 10, OAK 7

Box Score

                             OAK             LA
First Downs                    8             23
Rushes-Yards               19-36          31-98
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    28-22-213-0    38-24-215-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-34           4-32
Total Plays-Yards         51-215         73-281
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            1-1
Penalties-Yards             5-40           3-20
Turnovers                      1              1
Time of Possession         25:47          34:13

Attendance = 17,139

OAKLAND					     LOS ANGELES
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Besana       28  22 213  0  0  98.4          Rae          22  18 170  0  1 114.0
                                             Ramsey       16   6  45  0  0  45.8
  
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Whittington  12  27  2.3  1                  Harrington    8  40  5.0  0
Torosian      5   6  1.2  0                  Barnett      10  40  4.0  0
Banks         1   3  3.0  0                  Boddie       10  12  1.2  0
Besana        1   0  0.0  0                  Haslip        3   6  2.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Chester       7 100 14.3  0                  Ellis         9  88  9.8  1
Whittington   8  48  6.0  0                  Haines        3  34 11.3  0
Banks         3  44 14.7  0                  Boddie        4  34  8.3  0
Torosian      3  21  7.0  0                  Haslip        2  17  8.5  0
                                             Barnett       2  16  8.0  0
                                             Harrington    2  13  6.5  0
                                             Williams, K   2  13  6.5  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
James           2  64 32.0  0                Turner          1  32 32.0  0
                                             Fox             1  19 19.0  0                                                           
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Banks           2  15  7.5  0                Byers           1   1  1.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Shea            0-0   0  1-1    1            Abbott          1-1  19  1-1    4
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          5 225 45.0                   Partridge       5 217 43.4

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Liles           1  14                        Scoggins        2  23
Quinn           1  13                        Dimler          1   6
Moore           1   5                        Seawell         1   5
McClain         1   0                        
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None
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