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Portland 20 at Houston 27


1985 Week 5 - Sunday, March 24, 1985
Portland Breakers(2-2) at Houston Gamblers(4-0)(-17)
Attendance: 22,031

HOUSTON(AP) -- Houston's Jim Kelly threw two touchdown passes and engineered the Gamblers to Sam Harrell's game-winning 1-yard touchdown dive with 54 seconds to play en route to a 27-20 victory over the Portland Breakers.

Clarence Verdin started the game-winning drive with a 45-yard kickoff return and after Kelly kept for two yards and a first down, Harrell scored. The touchdown quelled a comeback by the Breakers, who rallied from a 20-6 fourth-quarter deficit to tie it 20-20 with 3:38 to play.

The Gamblers, 5-0, started sluggishly but led 13-3 at the half on a 50-yard Kelly to Vince Courville pass and field goals of 25 and 42 yards by Toni Fritsch.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
POR	3	0	3      14   -   20
HOU	0      13       0      14   -   27

Scoring

POR:Mazzetti 26 FG - POR 3, HOU 0

HOU:Courville 50 pass from Kelly(Fritsch kick) - HOU 7, POR 3

HOU:Fritsch 25 FG - HOU 10, POR 3

HOU:Fritsch 42 FG - HOU 13, POR 3

POR:Mazzetti 25 FG - HOU 13, POR 6

HOU:Barousse 13 pas from Kelly(Fritsch kick) - HOU 20, POR 6

POR:Williams 32 pass from Robinson(Mazzetti kick) - HOU 20, POR 13

POR:Beverly 6 run(Mazzetti kick) - HOU 20, POR 20

HOU:Harrell 1 run(Fristch kick) - HOU 27, POR 20

Box Score

                             POR            HOU
First Downs                   22             15      
Rushes-Yards              33-111          10-29
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-21-280-3    32-18-225-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-9           3-29
Total Plays-Yards         66-391         42-254
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            4-3
Penalties-Yards           17-113           2-20
Turnovers                      4              4
Time of Possession         37:59          22:01

Attendance = 22,031 

PORTLAND				     HOUSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Robinson     33  21 289  3  1  63.83         Kelly        32  18 254  1  2  89.84

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Beverly      27 103  3.8  1	             Clark	   5  20  4.0  0
Williams      6   8  0.8  0		     Harrell       2   6  3.0  1
					     Johnson       1   5  5.0  0
					     Kelly         2  -2 -1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Williams      4  76 19.0  1                  McNeil        5  78 15.6  0
Ross          5  74 14.8  0		     McGhee        5  72 14.4  0
Lockett       4  54 13.5  0                  Courville     2  58 29.0  1
Franz         4  44 11.0  0		     Barousse      2  14  7.0  1
Willis        1  17 17.0  0	             Verdin        2  14  7.0  0
Hall          1   9  9.0  0		     Clark         1  11 11.0  0
					     Harrell       1   7  7.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Hall            2  63 31.5  0		     Verdin          2  77 38.5  0
Jackson         2  36 18.0  0                Eason           1  22 22.0  0
Willis          1  16 16.0  0  		     Myers           1  12 12.0  0
					     Young           1   0  0.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Hall            2  19  9.5  0                McNeil          2  36 18.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mazzetti        2-3  26  2-2   8             Fritsch         2-2  42  3-3   9
                miss: 31                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gossett         3 114 38.0                   Walters         3 138 46.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Neil            3  29                        Catan           1   9                     

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Byers           1  15 15.0  0                Bradley         2  15  7.5  0
					     Roquemore       1  45 45.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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