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Baltimore 17 at Oakland 17 OT
1985 Week 2 - Sunday, March 3, 1985
Baltimore Stars(0-1) at Oakland Invaders(1-0)(-3)
OAKLAND(AP) - Oakland's Bobby Hebert threw and 18-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Carter with one second left in the fourth period, forcing the game into a scoreless overtime session that gave the United States Football League its first ever tie game. The Invaders, who trailed 17-0 late in the third period, drove 59 yards in 31 seconds for their final touchdown, which was followed by Novo Bojovic's extra point.
With 4:25 left in overtime, David Trout of the Stars missed a 49-yard field goal attempt. Bojovic tried a 48-yarder with 1:47 left and the kick was blocked by Baltimore's George Cooper.
Oakland managed only five first downs and 101 yards before Hebert hit Gordon Banks on a 42-yard touchdown pass as time ran out in the third quarter. Bojovic kicked a 40-yard field goal to make it 17-10.
Sunday, March 3, 1985 Baltimore Stars 17 @ Oakland Invaders 17 Stadium : Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, CA. Attendance: 20,495 Baltimore Oakland First Downs 22 16 Rushes - Yards 46-148 26-55 Passing Yards 226 275 Return Yards 74 32 Passes 20-31-1 19-46-2 Sacks by 4-27 7-46 Punts 7-43 7-42 Fumbles-Lost 5-3 3-1 Penalties-Yards 7-37 7-50 Time of Possession 41:51 33:09 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Baltimore 7 7 3 0 0 - 17 Oakland 0 0 7 10 0 - 17 1st Quarter Scoring Baltimore Stars - Harrison 61 yard pass from Fusina ( Trout Kick ) 2nd Quarter Scoring Baltimore Stars - H. Harris 11 yard pass from Fusina ( Trout Kick ) 3rd Quarter Scoring Baltimore Stars - 27 yard Field Goal from Trout Oakland Invaders - Banks 42 yard pass from Hebert ( Bojovic Kick ) 4th Quarter Scoring Oakland Invaders - 40 yard Field Goal by Bojovic Oakland Invaders - Carter 18 yard pass from Hebert ( Bojovic Kick ) Over-Time Scoring NONE INDIVIDUAL Statistics Rushing Baltimore Stars - Bryant 18-74, Thomas 15-39, Fusina 7-18, Harvin 6-17. Oakland Invaders - J. Williams 13-35, Bentley 4-11, Newton 7-2, Faulkner 1-6, Hebert 1-1. Passing Baltimore Stars - Fusina 20-30-1-272, Bryant 0-1-0-0. Oakland Invaders - Hebert 19-46-2-302. Receiving Baltimore Stars - Harvin 5-41, Collier 4-38, H. Harris 3-40, Harrison 2-77, Fitzkee 2-38, Bryant 2-9, Dunek 1-20, Thomas 1-9. Oakland Invaders - Carter 6-152, Banks 3-73, Schumann 3-26, Newton 3-9, Holloway 2-26, Bentley 2-16. Missed Field Goals Baltimore Stars - 49 yard FG missed by Trout. Oakland Invaders - 48 yard FG missed by Bojovic.
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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn