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Tampa Bay 17 at Birmingham 16


1984 Week 18 - Sunday, June 24, 1984
Tampa Bay Bandits(13-4) at Birmingham Stallions(14-3)(-4)
Attendance: 24,500, TV: ABC

BIRMINGHAM (AP) - "We know the Stallions can play better," Bandit Coach Steve Spurrier said following a 17-16 victory in Birmingham,AL., site of next Sunday's Eastern Conference playoff. "They will be tougher next week, so we will have to work hard to better ourselves.

Walton Carter saved the victory for Tampa Bay, 14-4, by blocking a conversion attempt after Birmingham's Bobby Lane hit Robin Earl on a 39-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth period. Jimmy Jordan replaced John Reaves at quarterback and threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Willie Gillespie to give Tampa Bay a 14-10 lead before Zenon Arusyshyn kicked a 29-yard field goal.

Joe Cribbs, who finished the season with 1,976 yards rushing and receiving, scored the first touchdown on a 14-yard run for Birmingham, 14-4, which won the Southern Division crown because of a better record in Eastern Conference play.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0	7	7	3   -   17
BIR	7	3	0	6   -   16

Scoring

BIR:Cribbs 14 yd run (Miller kick) - BIR 7, TB 0

BIR:Miller 40 yd field goal - BIR 10, TB 0

TB: Jackson 21 yd pass from Reaves (Andrusyshyn kick) - BIR 10, TB 7

TB: Gillespie 6 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, BIR 10

TB: Andrusyshyn 29 yd field goal - TB 17, BIR 10

BIR:Earl 39 yd pass from Lane (kick blocked) - TB 17, BIR 16

Box Score

                              TB            BIR
First Downs                   21             12
Rushes-Yards               29-88          25-57
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    44-27-310-1    28-15-207-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-26            1-5
Total Plays-Yards         75-372         54-259
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            1-0
Penalties-Yards             8-78           3-19
Turnovers                      1              0
Time of Possession         33:56          26:04

Attendance = 24,500

TAMPA BAY				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Reaves       21  15 159  0  1 109.0          Lane         28  15 207  0  1  89.4
Jordan       23  12 151  1  1  69.3          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Anderson G   22  81  3.7  0                  Cribbs       13  34  2.6  1
Williams      3   7  2.3  0                  Talton        3  17  5.7  0
Boone         4   0  0.0  0                  Gant          3   8  2.7  0
                                             Perry         3   5  1.7  0
                                             Lane          2   4  2.0  0
                                             Jones J       1 -11-11.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Jackson       5  87 17.4  1                  Earl          3  62 20.7  1
Anderson G    7  57  8.1  0                  Smith         4  59 14.8  0
Gillespie     4  52 18.0  1                  Toler         3  36 12.0  0
Morgan        3  45 15.0  0                  Cribbs        1  28 28.0  0
Harvey        6  41  6.8  0                  Mason         1   9  9.0  0
Boone         2  28 14.0  0                  Jones J       2   8  4.0  0
                                             Repko         1   5  5.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Williams        3  56 18.7  0                Johnson         3  77 25.7  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          5  25  5.0  0                Frederick       3  38 12.7  0

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     1-2  29  2-2    5            Miller          1-1  40  1-2    4
                miss: 50                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     6 285 47.5                   Parsons         7 307 43.9

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Clark M         1   5                        Cline           1  13 
                                             Roe           0.5   7
                                             Perko         0.5   6

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Evans           1   5  5.0  0 

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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