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Los Angeles 13 at Arizona 27


1985 Week 5 - Saturday, March 23, 1985
Los Angeles Express(1-3)(-1.5) at Arizona Outlaws(2-2)
Attendance: 20,835, TV: ESPN

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Reggie Brown scored two touchdowns and became Arizona's first 100-yard rusher this season with 127 on 16 carries as the Outlaws beat the Los Angeles Express 27-13 in a United States Football League game Saturday night.

The loss was costly for the Express, however, as $40 million quarterback Steve Young suffered strained ligaments in his left knee late in the third quarter. Arizona led 17-3 at halftime and held on, from there to improve its record to 3-2 overall and 3-0 at home before a crowd of just 20,835 at 70,021- seat Sun Devil Stadium.

Los Angeles, now 1-4, has yet to win here in four tries over a three-season span.

The Outlaws opened the scoring 7:44 into the game on Doug Williams' 9-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Al Williams. A fumbled punt at the Arizona 30-yard line led to a 44-yard field goal by the Express' Tony Zendejas with 8:31 left in the second quarter.

Lonnie Harris atoned for his fumble with a 76-yard kickoff return, preceding rookie Luis Zendejas' 33-yard field goal for a 10-3 Outlaw lead 6:42 before halftime.

Tony Zendejas, who is Luis' cousin, kicked a club-record 49-yard field goal 3:37 later -- set up by linebacker Andy Melontree's interception -- to cut Los Angeles' deficit to 10-6.

Brown's 1-yard plunge with 27 seconds to go gave Arizona an 11-point bulge at the half.

He added a 44-yard touchdown run 44 seconds before the end of the third quarter for a 27-6 lead. Luis Zendejas had booted a 40-yard field goal 9:33 earlier -- the first points allowed by the Express this season in the third period after a 46-0 skein.

Doug Williams wound up with 14 completions in 27 attempts for 153 yards.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
LA	0	6	0	7   -   13
AZ	7      10      10       0   -   27

Scoring

AZ: A.Williams 9 pass from D.Williams(L.Zendejas kick) - AZ 7, LA 0

LA: T.Zendejas 44 FG - AZ 7, LA 3

AZ: L.Zendejas 33 FG - AZ 10, LA 3

LA: T.Zendejas 49 FG - AZ 10, LA 6

AZ: Brown 1 run(L.Zendejas kick) - AZ 17, LA 6

AZ: L.Zendejas 40 FG - AZ 20, LA 6

AZ: Brown 44 run(L.Zendejas kick) - AZ 27, LA 6

LA: Townsell 51 pass from Seurer(T.Zendejas kick) - AZ 27, LA 13

Box Score

                             LA            AZ
First Downs                   9		   15 
Rushes-Yards              20-58        29-161 
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   33-14-166-1   27-14-143-1
Sacked-Yards Lost          7-45          1-10 
Total Plays-Yards        53-224        56-304
Fumbles-Lost                1-1           4-3
Penalties-Yards            4-23          9-65
Turnovers                     2             4
Time of Possession        29:19         30:41

Attendance = 20,835 

LOS ANGELES			             ARIZONA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Young        15   8  88  1  0  43.19	     D.Williams   27  14 153  1  1  65.82
Seurer       18   6 123  0  1  76.85

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Young         4  29  7.3  0		     Brown        16 127  7.9  2
Nelson        9  10  1.1  0		     Long         11  31  2.8  0
Warren        2  10  5.0  0		     Clark         2   3  1.5  0
Gray          3   8  2.7  0                  
Alexander     1   3  3.0  0
Townsell      1  -2 -2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Hudson        5  78 15.6  0		     Mistler       4  51 12.8  0
Townsell      2  59 29.5  1                  A.Williams    2  25 12.5  1
Haines        1  30 30.0  0                  Anderson      1  22 22.0  0
Gray          1  12 12.0  0		     Boatner       1  22 22.0  0
Warren        1  11 11.0  0		     Clark         1  13 13.0  0
O'Neal        1  10 10.0  0                  Long          1  12 12.0  0
Campbell      1   8  8.0  0		     Brown         1   8  8.0  0
Alexander     1   2  2.0  0
Nelson        1   1  1.0  0                 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Alexander       3  46 15.3  0		     Harris          2  89 44.5  0
Gray            1  22 22.0  0
Sherrod         1   7  7.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Townsell        3  23  7.7  0		     Harris          6  70 11.7  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
T.Zendejas      2-2  49  1-1   7             L.Zendejas      2-2  40  3-3   9
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       4 166 41.6		     deBruijn        4 182  45.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Randolph      0.5   5			     Lathrop         4  22
Weaver        0.5   5                        Buben           1  14
					     Tipton          1   6
					     Lorch	     1   3                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Melontree       1   2  2.0  0		     None            -  --   --  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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