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Oakland 26 at Boston 7


1983 Week 6 - Sunday, April 10, 1983
Oakland Invaders(2-3) at Boston Breakers(4-1)(-3)
Attendance: 7,984, TV: ABC

BOSTON(AP) - Ted Torosion rambled for two touchdowns through the wind and rain after an interception and fumble recovery by Oakland as the Invaders snapped the Boston Breakers' four-game winning streak with a 26-7 United States Football League victory Sunday.

Richard Crump put the Breakers, 4-2, ahead 7-0 early in the second quarter with a 1-yard plunge before Torosion got his first touchdown on a 2-yard run with 1:45 left in the period. Kevin Shea's extra point attempt was blocked, leaving Boston ahead 7-6.

Torosion's touchdown climaxed an 80-yard march started by Derrick Martin's interception in the end zone of Johnnie Walton's pass.

Crump's fumble on Boston's first play after the kickoff was recovered by Matt Elisara at the Boston 22-yard line. Five plays later Shea connected on a 28-yard field goal to give Oakland, 3-3, the lead for good, 9-7, as time ran out in the first half.

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	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	0	9      14	3   -   26
BOS	0	7	0	0   -    7

Scoring

BOS:Crump 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 7, OAK 0

OAK:Torosian 2 yd run (kick blocked) - BOS 7, OAK 6

OAK:Shea 28 yd field goal - OAK 9, BOS 7

OAK:Whittington 1 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 16, BOS 7 

OAK:Torosian 12 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 23, BOS 7

OAK:Shea 44 yd field goal - OAK 26, BOS 7

Box Score

                             OAK            BOS
First Downs                   22             15
Rushes-Yards              47-186         22-123
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-16-219-1    40-14-169-2
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-9            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         81-396         62-292
Fumbles-Lost                 6-2            6-3
Penalties-Yards             8-45           4-10
Turnovers                      3              5
Time of Possession         36:05          23:55

Attendance = 7,984

OAKLAND					     BOSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Besana       32  16 219  1  0  59.2          Walton       40  14 169  2  0  28.0
Shea          1   0   0  0  0  39.6          
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Torosian     14  77  5.5  2                  Crump        15 108  7.2  1
Whittington  15  73  4.9  1                  Davis         4  13  3.3  0
Penaranda     7  21  3.0  0                  Johnson, A    3   2  0.7  0
James         5  20  4.0  0                  
Jackson       2   2  1.0  0                  
Besana        2   1  0.5  0                  
Grant         1  -2 -2.0  0                  
Banks         1  -6 -6.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Henderson     7 139 19.6  0                  Bayle         4  63 15.8  0
Banks         2  41 20.5  0                  Smith, C      1  30 30.0  0
Whittington   2  15  7.5  0                  Lockett       2  30 15.0  0
Chester       2  12  6.0  0                  Coash         1  24 24.0  0
Torosian      1   6  6.0  0                  Franz         2  23 11.5  0
James         2   6  3.0  0                  Crump         1   3  3.0  0
                                             Davis         3  -4 -1.3  0 
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
James           2  53 26.5  0                Steels          3  40 13.3  0
                                             Matthews        2  19  9.5  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Banks           2  28 14.0  0                Matthews        1   0  0.0  0 
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Shea            2-2  44  2-3    8            Mazzetti        0-0   0  1-1    1
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          3 108 36.0                   Restic          3 109 36.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
none                                         Love            1   9
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          1   0  0.0  0                Love            1   3  3.0  0 
Quinn           1   0  0.0  0                

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