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Los Angeles 24 at New Jersey 35

1985 Week 3 - Sunday, March 10, 1985
Attendance: 58,741, TV: ABC


Doug Flutie scores his second of the day.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.(AP) Quarterback Doug Flutie scrambled for three touchdowns, the third on a game-winning 2-yard run late in the fourth quarter Sunday, to rally the New Jersey Generals to a 35-24 victory over the Los Angeles Express in the United States Football League.

Flutie, in his home debut before a record crowd of 58,741, won his duel of multimillion dollar quarterbacks with Steve Young of the Express. The Heisman Trophy winner from Boston College drove the Los Angeles defense to distraction with nine rushes for 97 yards, also scoring on runs of 11 and 8 yards as the Generals raised their record to 2-1, while Los Angeles fell to 0-3.

Flutie, who signed this winter for $7 million, also hit seven of 19 passes for 100 yards.

Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, Flutie took the Generals on scoring drives of 70 and 78 yards, capping the first with the 11-yard run up the middle and circling right end for the game winner. Kerry Justin iced the game, intercepting a pass from Young and returning it 42 yards for a touchdown with 2:12 left.

March 10, 1985
New Jersey Generals - 35
Los Angeles Express - 24
at Giants Stadium
58,741

Los Angeles       6   3  15   0  -- 24
New Jersey        7   7   0  21  -- 35

1st Qtr ---- LA - Gunn 45 punt return (kick failed)
             NJ - Walker 5 run (Ruzek kick)
2nd Qtr ---- LA - FG Zendejas 19
             NJ - Flutie 8 run (Ruzek kick)
3rd Qtr ---- LA - Warren 1 run (Warren pass from Young)
             LA - Townsell 8 pass from Young (Zendejas kick)
4th Qtr ---- NJ - Flutie 11 run (Ruzek kick)
             NJ - Flutie 2 run (Ruzek kick)
             NJ - Justin 42 interception return (Ruzek kick)

TEAM STATS           LOS ANGELES       NEW JERSEY
First Downs               21                16
Rushes-Yards          37-204            28-150
Passing Yards            153                88
Return Yards             168               191
Passes                 15-29-2            7-19-0
Sacks By                3-12              7-61
Punts                   5-42              7-38
Fumbles-Lost             3-2               2-0
Penalties-Yards         3-30              4-40
Time of Possession     30:20             29:40

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = Los Angeles: Warren 11-83, Gray 13-37, Boddie 2-25, Young 2-5.
       New Jersey: Flutie 9-97, Walker 19-70, Carthon 8-29, Partridge 1-8.
PASSING = Los Angeles: Young 15-29-2-214.  New Jersey: Flutie 7-19-0-100.
RECEIVING = Los Angeles: Townsell 8-119, Gunn 3-36, Hudson 2-41, Gray
       1-10, Warren 1-8.  New Jersey: Collins 2-34, Bowers 2-19, Harmon 1-18,
       Knight 1-17, Carthon 1-2.

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