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Baltimore 14 at Jacksonville 22
1985 Week 1 - Sunday, February 24, 1985
Baltimore Stars(0-0)(-7) at Jacksonville Bulls(0-0)
JACKSONVILLE(AP) - Jacksonville kicker Brian Franco booted a league-tying 5 field goals, including a 51-yarder, to pace the Bulls to a 22-14 victory over the Baltimore Stars, the defending USFL champions. Starting QB Brian Sipe suffered a shoulder separation at the end of the first quarter and will be out from six to 14 weeks. Sipe had hit 5 of 6 passes for 51 yards.
Baltimore moved within eight points with a minute to go as Tim Riordan hit Herbert Harris with a 3-yard scoring toss and connected with Willie Collier for a 2-point conversion. The Stars then recovered an onside kick but could not move the ball.
The game drew 51,045, the largest crowd of the weekend.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn