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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)
Attendance: 51,045

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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BAL	0	6	0	8   -   14
JAX	0       6      10       6   -   22

Scoring

JAX:Franco 42 FG - JAX 3,BAL 0

BAL:Trout 30 FG - JAX 3,BAL 3

JAX:Franco 25 FG - JAX 6, BAL 3

BAL:Trout 27 FG - JAX 6, BAL 6

JAX:Lewis 2 pass from Mahfouz(Franco kick) - JAX 13, BAL 6

JAX:Franco 51 FG - JAX 16, BAL 6

JAX:Franco 27 FG - JAX 19, BAL 6

JAX:Franco 50 FG - JAX 22, BAL 6

BAL:Harris 3 pass from Riordan(Collier pass from Riordan) - JAX 22, BAL 14

Box Score

                             BAL            JAX
First Downs                   23             12         
Rushes-Yards               27-82          22-57
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    36-21-258-2    30-22-183-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-36            0-0      
Total Plays-Yards         63-340         52-240
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            1-0
Penalties-Yards            12-71           8-54
Turnovers                      4              0               
Time of Possession         26:31          33:29

Attendance = 51,045 

BALTIMORE				     JACKSONVILLE
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Riordan      21  13 117  0  1  92.76	     Mahfouz      24  17 132  0  1  97.92
Fusina       15   8 122  2  0  40.83 	     Sipe          6   5  51  0  0 102.08   

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant	     13  53  4.1  0                  Rozier       13  30  2.3  0
Riley         6  21  3.5  0		     Mason         4  10  2.5  0
Fusina        3  12  4.0  0                  Mahfouz       2  10  5.0  0
Harrison      1  10 10.0  0                  Griffin       2   4  2.0  0
Harvin        1   6  6.0  0                  Sipe          1   3  3.0  0
Riordan       3 -20 -6.7  0 

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Collier       7 112 16.0  0		     Keel	   6  54  9.0  0
Fitzkee       4  64 16.0  0                  Alexis        3  37 12.3  0
Harris        4  52 13.0  1                  Kemp          3  30 10.0  0
Dunek         2  40 20.0  0                  Matthews      3  26  8.7  0
Harvin        3  25  8.3  0                  Griffin       2  13  6.5  0
Bryant        1   1  1.0  0                  Rozier        2  12  6.0  0
				  	     Mason         1   7  7.0  0
                                             Lewis         1   2  2.0  1
                                             Young         1   2  2.0  0            

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
H.Harris        5 140 28.0  0                Gray            1  20 20.0  0
                                             Butts           1  16 16.0  0               

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane		2  20 20.0  0                None            -  --  ---  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           2-2  30    0   6             Franco          5-5  51    1  16            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         1  38 38.0		     Swider          2  96 48.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  -                         Millard         2  17
			 	     	     Clasby          1  10
				             C.Anderson      1   9               

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -                Gee             1  21 21.0  0
					     Bessillieu      1   1  1.0  0


Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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