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Jacksonville 21 at Arizona 41


1985 Week 3 - Monday, March 11, 1985
Jacksonville Bulls(1-1) at Arizona Outlaws(1-1)(-4)
Attendance: 13,025, TV: ESPN

TEMPE, AZ (AP) - Doug Williams threw three touchdown passes and Reggie Brown scored three times on short runs as the Arizona Outlaws defeated the Jacksonville Bulls 41-21 in a United States Football League game Monday night.

Leading 13-7 at halftime, Arizona turned a fumble recovery and a controversial reception into 14 quick points which sealed its second win in three games.

Jacksonville fell to 1-2 before a crowd of only 13,025 at 70,021-seat Sun Devil Stadium. There were 7,514 announced no-shows with the game televised both locally and nationally on cable.

Although TV replays disputed wide receiver Greg Anderson's 47-yard reception to the Bulls' 17 early in the third quarter, the officials let it stand.

Williams then fired a 4-yard strike to tight end Ron Wheeler and a two-point conversion pass to Brown for a 21-7 lead with 10:49 left in the third period. Outlaws defensive tackle Kit Lathrop recovered a fumble at the Jacksonville 27-yard line 37 seconds later and Brown made it 27-7 on a 1-yard run with 6:56 remaining.

A 12-yard touchdown pass from Buck Belue to wide receiver Aubrey Matthews narrowed the Bulls' deficit to 27-14 with 24 seconds left in the third period. But Brown's 16-yard run 3:05 into the final quarter and 1-yard burst 3:46 later -- set up by linebacker Ed Smith's interception--made it 41-14.

Matthews' third touchdown of the night -- a 9-yard toss from Bulls' backup quarterback Robbie Mahfouz --closed out the scoring with 5:29 to go in the game.

Williams finished with 14 completions in 21 attempts for 190 yards while Belue was 20-of-35 for 156 yards.

Outlaws' heralded rookie place-kicker Luis Zendejas missed two extra-points plus a 25-yard field goal.

	1	2	3	4	F
JAX	0	7	7	7   -   21
AZ	0      13      14      14   -   41

Scoring

AZ: Clark 2 pass from Williams(Zendejas kick) - AZ 7, JAX 0

AZ: Wheeler 38 pass from Williams(Zendejas kick) - AZ 14, JAX 0

JAX:Matthews 4 pass from Belue(Franco kick) - AZ 14, JAX 7

AZ: Wheeler 4 pass from Williams(Zendejas kick) - AZ 21, JAX 7

AZ: Brown 1 run(kick failed) - AZ 27, JAX 7

JAX:Matthews 12 pass from Belue(Franco kick) - AZ 27, JAX 14

AZ: Brown 16 run(Zendejas kick) - AZ 34, JAX 14

AZ: Brown 1 run(Zendejas kick) - AZ 41, JAX 14

JAX:Matthews 9 pass from Mahfouz(Franco kick) - AZ 41, JAX 21

Box Score

                             JAX            AZ
First Downs     	      23            20		              
Rushes-Yards               19-90        35-176
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    41-24-193-2   21-14-190-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-6           0-0
Total Plays-Yards         60-283        56-366
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1           2-0
Penalties-Yards             8-96        13-110
Turnovers                      3             0
Time of Possession         27:30         32:30

Attendance = 13,025 

JACKSONVILLE				     ARIZONA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Belue        35  20 156  2  2  63.51         Williams     21  14 190  0  3 134.92 
Mahfouz       6   4  43  0  1 127.08 

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Rozier       12  48  4.0  0		     Brown        13  72  5.5  3
Belue         3  30 10.0  0                  Long          9  28  3.1  0
Mason         1  13 13.0  0		     Campfield     4  28  7.0  0
Griffin       1  -1 -1.0  0		     Boatner       5  21  4.2  0
					     Williams      2  17  8.5  0
					     Harris	   1  10 10.0  0
					     Johnson	   1   0  0.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Keel          7  62  8.9  0		     Anderson      2  56 27.0  0
Rozier        8  61  7.6  0		     Wheeler       2  42 21.0  2
Matthews      4  33  8.3  3		     Mistler       2  27 13.5  0
Kemp          1  20 20.0  0                  Brown         2  23 11.5  0
Alexis        3  18  6.0  0                  Long          2  15  7.5  0
G.Clark       1   5  5.0  0                  A.Clark       2   5  2.5  1
					     A.Williams    1  14 14.0  0
					     Boatner       1   8  8.0  0
					                     
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Butts           3  58 19.3  0		     Harris          1  37 37.0  0
Matthews	3  42 14.0  0		     
Dinkel          1   8  8.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Butts           1  12 12.0  0                Harris          2  24 12.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Franco          0-0  --  3-3   3	     Zendejas        0-1  --  3-5   3    
                miss: --                                     miss: 25

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Swider          4 145 36.3                   DeBruijn        2  88 44.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --                        Lorch           1   6                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None	        -  --   --  -     	     Middleton       1  28 28.0  0
					     Smith           1  15 15.0  0
			

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