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Orlando 31 at Jacksonville 34 OT


1985 Week 5 - Thursday, March 21, 1985
Orlando Renegades(0-4) at Jacksonville Bulls(1-3)(-14)
Attendance: 31,883, TV: ESPN

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Five yards and a cloud of dust. That's what Jacksonville running back Mike Rozier did on his average run as the Bulls slipped by the winless Orlando Renegades 34- 31 in overtime.

"I really had fun out there tonight," said Rozier, whose 199 yards rushing Thursday night bettered the Bulls' previous single game record by 102.

"This is a passing offense, but we ran this time," said Rozier, who averaged 5.5 yards per carry on 38 rushes.

Rozier, who ran for three touchdowns and scored another on a 5- yard pass reception, also broke the Bulls' single-game touchdown record of two.

The Bulls acquired Rozier, the 1983 Heisman Trophy winner while at Nebraska, early this year from the now-defunct Pittsburgh Maulers.

"Mike Rozier had a great night. He showed tonight why he won the Heisman Trophy. We did a good job establishing the run, and Mike carried the offense," said Bulls Coach Lindy Infante.

Another hero of the game was kicker Brian Franco, who drilled a 29-yard field goal with 9:17 gone in overtime to give the Bulls their second victory in five games this season.

"I was happy for Brian that he had a chance to kick again," said Infante. Franco had missed a 31-yard field goal attempt with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter that would have won the game.

Reggie Collier, in his first start at quarterback for Orlando, also ran for four touchdowns, including a 36-yard romp for a score early in the fourth quarter. Collier rushed 18 times for 171 yards and was 14 of 27 passing for 187 yards. Collier's 15-yard romp with 55 seconds remaining in the game tied it at 31-31, setting up the overtime.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	O	F
ORL	0      10	7      14       0   -   31
JAX	7       7       7      10	3   -   34

Scoring

JAX:Rozier 5 pass from Luther(Franco kick) - JAX 7, ORL 0

ORL:Collier 1 run(Brockhaus kick) - JAX 7, ORL 7

JAX:Rozier 1 run(Franco kick) - JAX 14, ORL 7

ORL:Brockhaus 42 FG - JAX 14, ORL 10

ORL:Collier 6 run(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 17, JAX 14

JAX:Rozier 2 run(Franco kick) - JAX 21, ORL 17

ORL:Collier 36 run(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 24, JAX 21

JAX:Franco 24 FG - ORL 24, JAX 24

JAX:Rozier 6 run(Franco kick) - JAX 31, ORL 24

ORL:Collier 15 run(Brockhaus kick) - JAX 31, ORL 31

JAX:Franco 29 FG - JAX 34, ORL 31

Box Score

                             ORL            JAX
First Downs                   22             22   
Rushes-Yards              43-263         47-221
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    27-14-178-2     16-9-134-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-9            0-0    
Total Plays-Yards         70-441         63-355
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            2-1
Penalties-Yards           16-110           4-35
Turnovers                      4              2
Time of Possession         34:40          34:47

Attendance = 31,883 

ORLANDO					     JACKSONVILLE
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Collier      27  14 187  2  0  43.29         Luther       16   9 134  1  0  57.81

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Collier      18 171  9.5  4                  Rozier       38 199  5.2  4
Bledsoe      21  79  3.8  0		     Mason         5  17  3.4  0
Miller        3   9  3.0  0		     Lewis         3   9  3.0  0
Flowers       1   4  4.0  0                  Luther        1  -4 -4.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Flowers       4  52 13.0  0		     Alexis        3  74 24.7  0
Niziolek      2  36 18.0  0		     Keel          2  49 24.5  0
Walters       2  31 15.5  0		     Rozier        3  11  3.7  0
Miller        2  27 13.5  0		     Lewis         1   0  0.0  0
Bledsoe       2  17  8.5  0
Claitt        1  14 14.0  0
Echols        1  10 10.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Parrish         3  61 20.3  0		     Kemp            3  67 22.3  0
					     Clark           1  23 23.0  0
					     Young           1   3  3.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
V.Jackson       2   7  3.5  0		     Kemp            3   9  3.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Brockhaus       1-1  42  4-4   7             Franco          2-3  29  4-4  10          
                miss: --                                     miss: 31

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Cater           3 121 40.3                   Swider          3 134  44.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --			     Millard         1   9                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Guess           1  11 11.0  0                Bessillieu      2  55 27.5  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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