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Orlando 7 at Tampa Bay 35


1985 Week 1 - Saturday, February 23, 1985
Orlando Renegades(0-0) at Tampa Bay Bandits(0-0)(-13)
Attendance: 45,045, TV: ESPN

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI)--Gary Anderson, a star in any league, rushed for four touchdowns Saturday night to help the Tampa Bay Bandits open the United States Football League's third season with a 35-7 rout of the Orlando Renegades.

The Renegades, who posted a 3-15 record last season as the Washington Federals, were undermined by four turnovers and Jerry Golsteyn was sacked eight times to spoil Lee Corso's debut as a professional coach.

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Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
ORL	0	0	0	7   -   7
TB     14      14       7       0   -  35

Scoring

TB: Office 35 fumble return(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 7, ORL 0

TB: Anderson 3 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, ORL 0

TB: Anderson 68 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 21, ORL 0

TB: Anderson 6 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 28, ORL 0

TB: Anderson 1 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 35, ORL 0

ORL: Niziolek 6 pass from Golsteyn(Brockhaus kick) - TB 35, ORL 7

Box Score

                             ORL            TB
First Downs        	      19            17           
Rushes-Yards               21-65        33-239
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    43-25-162-2    29-9-130-2
Sacked-Yards Lost   	    8-69           1-9       
Total Plays-Yards         64-227        62-369    
Fumbles-Lost       	     2-2           3-1      
Penalties-Yards             5-25	  7-30     
Turnovers                      4  	     3
Time of Possession    	   30:55         29:05     

Attendance = 45,045

ORLANDO					     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Golsteyn     43  25 231  2  1  61.29	     Reaves       23   6  87  1  0  24.73
				             Jordan        6   3  52  1  0  40.28

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bledsoe      11  37  3.4  0                  Anderson     19 143  7.5  4
Odom          3  17  5.7  0                  Boone         4  37  9.3  0
Johnson       5   9  1.8  0                  Williams      7  33  4.7  0
Miller        1   4  4.0  0                  Gillespie     1  23 23.0  0
Golsteyn      1  -2 -2.0  0                  Blunk         2   3  1.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Niziolek      7  66  9.4  1		     Truvillion    3  58 19.3  0
Echols        4  51 12.8  0		     Brodsky       2  41 20.5  0
Wheeler       2  23 11.5  0                  Gillespie     3  29  9.7  0
Miller        2  20 10.0  0                  Blunk         1  11 11.0  0
Walters	      2  16  8.0  0
Mut           1  15 15.0  0
Odom          2  11  6.5  0
Johnson       1  12 12.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Parrish         4  67 16.8  0		     S.Carter        1  22 22.0  0
Miller          2  41 20.5  0                    

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
V.Jackson       3  27  9.0  0		     S.Carter        2   0  0.0  0	                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Brockhaus       0-1  --  1-1   1             Andrusyshyn     0-0  --  5-5   5
                miss: 33                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Cater           6 272  45.3                  Andrusyshyn     6 265  44.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Times           1   9			     Nordgren        2  18
					     M.Morgan	    1.5 12.5
					     Harrell         1   9
					     M.Clark         1   9
                                             K.Clark         1   8
                   			     Butler          1   8
                                             Simmons        0.5  4.5

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Guess           1   0  0.0  0                Bailey          1  29 29.0  0
Sanchez         1   0  0.0  0                D.Anderson      1   0  0.0  0

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