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Tampa Bay 28 at Memphis 20

1985 Week 6 - Friday, March 29, 1985
Tampa Bay Bandits(3-2)(-2.5) at Memphis Showboats(3-2)
Attendance: 23,952, TV: ESPN

MEMPHIS(AP) - Running back Gary Anderson ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for a third Friday night to give the Tampa Bay Bandits a 28-20 United States Football League victory over the Memphis Showboats.

Anderson, a 6-foot, 180 pounder from Arkansas, provided three of the Bandits' four touchdowns while accounting for 68 of his team's 82 yards rushing.

Quarterback John Reaves was 24-35 for 307 yards passing. The Bandits finished the night with 382 yards offense to Memphis' 291.

Tampa Bay, now 4-2, matched the Showboats touchdown-for-touchdown until the final period when the Bandits broke the cycle with a fourth-quarter drive that put them ahead 28-20.

Reaves threw two touchdown passes --a 5-yard toss to Anderson in the second quarter and a 7-yard pass to wide receiver Larry Brodsky in the third.

Memphis struck first when quarterback Walter Lewis connected with Derrick Crawford for 13 yards and a touchdown 13:20 deep into the first period. Reaves put together a 79-yard scoring drive on the Bandits next possession culminating in the pass to Anderson.

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn

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