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Tampa Bay 21 at Pittsburgh 9


1984 Week 17 - Saturday, June 16, 1984
Tampa Bay Bandits(12-4)(-11) at Pittsburgh Maulers(3-13)
Attendance: 16,832

PITTSBURGH(AP) -- Running back Greg Boone raced 80 yards for a touchdown and cornerback Jeff George returned a fumble 51 yards to lead the Tampa Bay Bandits to a 21-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers before 16,832.

Boone's sprint with less than live minutes remaining sealed the victory for playoff bound Tampa Bay (13-4). The Maulers (3-14) played their final home game of their first USFL season. Tampa Bay quarterback John Reaves connected on 15 ol 33 passes for 221 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown pass to running back Gary Anderson. Pittsburgh's scores came on a 7-yard TD run by running back Mike Rozier and a 32-yard field goal by Eric Schubert.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	7	7	0	7   -   21
PIT	3	0	6	0   -    9

Scoring

PIT:Schubert 32 yd field goal - PIT 3, TB 0

TB: George 51 yd fumble return (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 7, PIT 3

TB: G. Anderson 21 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, PIT 3

PIT:Rozier 7 yd run (pass failed) - TB 14, PIT 9

TB: Boone 80 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 21, PIT 9

Box Score

                              TB            PIT
First Downs                   21             15
Rushes-Yards              24-192         37-127
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    34-15-221-1    30-13-151-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-12           2-21
Total Plays-Yards         61-401         69-257
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            4-1
Penalties-Yards             8-69           6-40
Turnovers                      2              4
Time of Possession         26:24          33:36

Attendance = 16,832

TAMPA BAY				     PITTSBURGH
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Reaves       33  15 221  0  1  78.0          Carano       30  13 151  3  0  19.6
Anderson G    1   0   0  1  0   0.0          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boone        14 166 11.9  1                  Rozier       19  72  3.8  1
Anderson G    6  15  2.5  0                  Holman       12  34  2.8  0
Williams      4  11  2.8  0                  Anderson      1  16 16.0  0
                                             Carano        1   6  6.0  0
                                             Albright      1   3  3.0  0
                                             Flowers       2   1  0.5  0
                                             Johnson D     1  -5 -5.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Harvey        4  94 23.5  0                  Dirden        4  43 10.8  0
Boone         4  53 17.3  0                  Flowers       2  32 16.0  0
Anderson G    4  46 11.5  1                  Holman        2  20 10.0  0
Gillespie     2  16  8.0  0                  Shaw          1  17 17.0  0
Morgan        1  12 12.0  0                  Anderson      1  17 17.0  0
                                             Johnson D     2  13  6.5  0
                                             Rozier        1   9  9.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          2  36 18.0  0                Sutton          3  97 32.3  0
                                             Hill            1  18 18.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          3   6  2.0  0                Harper          4  16  4.0  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     0-1  --  3-3    3            Schubert        1-2  32  0-0    3
                miss: 55                                     miss: 49

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     7 318 45.4                   Swider          6 277 46.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Butler          1  11                        Clancy          1   6
Clark K         1  10                        Freeman         1   1
                                             Hollie        0.5  2.5
                                             Griffin       0.5  2.5

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Henderson       2  44 22.0  0                Freeman         1  10 10.0  0
Vaughan         1  -3 -3.0  0                

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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