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Michigan 21 at New Jersey 6
1983 Week 6 - Sunday, April 10, 1983
Michigan Panthers(1-4) at New Jersey Generals(1-4)(-3.5)
Attendance: 17,648, TV: ESPN?
EAST RUTHERFORD,NJ(AP) - Herschel Walker ran well for the second straight week, but the Michigan Panthers and the weather rained on the New Jersey Generals' United States Football League parade Sunday.
Walker, who had rushed for 177 yards in the Generals 35-21 victory over Arizona the previous week, charged for 133 yards on 26 carries - 103 coming on 20 carries in the first half - against the Panthers at East Rutherford, N.J.
But the Generals reverted to their losing ways, dropping a 21-6 decision for their fifth defeat in six games.
Linebacker John Corker had six quarterback sacks and Ira Albright fell on a blocked punt in the end zone to offset Walker's rushing performance as Michigan broke a four-game losing streak.
A crowd of 17,648, the Generals' smallest crowd in three home games, watched through a steady rain as the Panthers scored twice in the final 5:19 of the third quarter as they upped their record to 2-4.
The Panthers, who sacked quarterback Bobby Scott eight times boosted their league-leading total to 29. Corker has 15 sacks in the last three games he has played.
April 10, 1983 Michigan Panthers - 21 New Jersey Generals - 6 at Giants Stadium 17,648 Michigan 0 0 14 7 -- 21 New Jersey 0 0 6 0 -- 6 1st Quarter none 2nd Quarter none 3rd Quarter MICH - Albright recovered blocked punt in end zone (Bokovic kick) NJ - Sullivan 1 run (kick failed) MICH - Holloway 25 pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) 4th Quarter MICH - Lacy 10 run (Bojovic kick) TEAM STATS: MICHIGAN NEW JERSEY First Downs 12 20 Rushes-yards 31-110 34-171 Passing yards 122 220 Return yards 65 73 Passes 12-26-1 16-31-1 Sacks by 8-37 0-0 Punts 8-36.5 7-28.2 Fumbles-lost 1-1 6-3 Penalties-yards 2-10 2-15 Time of possession 27:54 32:06 INDIVIDUAL STATS: RUSHING = Michigan: Miller 14-23, Lacy 14-77, Hebert 2-11, J.Williams 1-(-1). New Jersey: Walker 26-133, Carthon 6-23, Scott 1-14, Sullivan 1-1. PASSING = Michigan: Hebert 12-26-1-122. New Jersey: Scott 16-31-1-220. RECEIVING = Michigan: Lacy 4-39, Cobb 2-16, Holloway 3-40, Schols 1-5, Carter 2-22. New Jersey: Carthon 4-52, Walker 6-51, Friede 1-18, McConnaughey 3-80, Bowers 1-10, Brodsky 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS = Michigan: Bojovic 26.
Archived news report
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn