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Arizona 17 at Houston 16

1984 Quarterfinals - Sunday, July 1, 1984
Attendance: 32,713, TV: ABC


HOUSTON(AP) - Houston, on the strength of quarterback Jim Kelly's 14-yard touchdown run and three field goals by Toni Fritsch, seemed in control with 13 37 to play. But Gambler punter Dale Walters suffered 15-and 13 yard punts to set up the late Arizona scoring drives.

Tim Spencer pulled the Wranglers to within six points with 6 11 remaining on a 20-yard touchdown run following the first short punt. Then Greg Landry tossed an 11-yard scoring pass to Doug Dennison, and Frank Corral, whose 38-yard field goal accounted for the lone Arizona scoring in the first half, won the game with an extra point with l 49 remaining.

"The key to winning the game was poise and playing together," Allen said "Don't take chances Every play could be the game in the last six minutes.

Arizona Wranglers at Houston Gamblers
Sunday July 1, 1974

Arizona        0     3     0     14- 17
Houston        7     3     3      3- 16

HOU- Kelly 14 yard run (Fritsch kick) , 5:10 1st
HOU- Fritsch 38 yard field goal , 6:14 2nd
ARI- Corral 32 yard field goal , 14:26 2nd
HOU- Fritsch 22 yard field goal , 7:12 3rd
HOU- Fritsch 25 yard field goal , 1:23 4th
ARI- Spencer 20 yard run (Corral kick) , 8:49 4th
ARI- Dennison 11 yard pass from Landry (Corral kick) , 13:11 4th

Attendance- 32,713

                         AZ             HOU
first downs              13             23
rushes-yards             21-90          31-160
passing yards            106            255
sacked-yards lost        4-24           6-36
return yards             112            96
passes                   11-22-1        23-34-2
punts                    6-44.8         2-14.0
fumbles-lost             2-0            1-0
penalties-yards          7-50           8-78
time of possesion        22:45          37:15

Rushing
ARI- Spencer 10-39, Long 6-19, Landry 3-2, Clark 2-30, 
HOU- Fowler 19-84, Kelly 8-59, Sanders 2-17, R.Johnson 2-0

Passing
ARI- Landry 11-22-1- 130
HOU- Kelly 23-34-2- 301

Receiving
ARI- Spencer 1-minus 1,Dennison 3-27, T.Johnson 1-13, Clark 2-43, Long 1-1
Ricker 2-34, Willis 1-13, 
HOU- Fowler 4-27, Sanders 4-27, Moser 1-26, McGhee 7-112, Verdin 2-28,
R.Johnson 4-53, McNeil 1-28

Kickoff Returns
ARI-Tolbert 4-84, Boatner 1-18
HOU-Verdin 1-21, Courville 1-18

Punt Returns
HOU- McNeil 4-32

Interceptions
ARI-Bradley 1-10, Brown 1-0
HOU-Eason 1-25

Punting
ARI-Corral 6-44.8
HOU-Walters 2-14.0

Field Goals
ARI-Corral 1-1
HOU-Fritsch 3-4, missed 47

Sacks
ARI-Lorch 2.5-21, Lee 2-12, Smith 1-0, Ehrmann 0.5-3
HOU-Catan 2-7, Fitzpatrick 1-6, DeAyala 1-11

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