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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.

	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0      14	7	7   -   28
MEM	7       6       7       0   -   20

Scoring

MEM:Crawford 13 pass from Lewis(Duncan kick) - MEM 7, TB 0

TB: Anderson 5 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - MEM 7, TB 7

MEM:Crawford 16 pass from Lewis(kick failed) - MEM 13, TB 7

TB: Anderson 1 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, MEM 13

MEM:Williams 26 pass from Lewis(Duncan kick) - MEM 20, TB 14

TB: Brodsky 7 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 21, MEM 20

TB: Anderson 3 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 28, MEM 20

Box Score

                             TB            MEM
First Downs                  22            16 
Rushes-Yards              30-82        29-147
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   35-24-300-1    15-9-144-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-7          1-12   
Total Plays-Yards        65-382        44-291
Fumbles-Lost                1-0           1-0   
Penalties-Yards            2-15          3-15
Turnovers                     1             0
Time of Possession        31:33         28:27

Attendance = 23,952

TAMPA BAY				     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Reaves       35  24 307  1  2 102.92         Lewis        15   9 156  0  3 135.0 

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Anderson     21  68  3.2  2		     Lewis         7  78 11.1  0
Boone         8  11  1.4  0                  Spencer      14  44  3.1  0
R.Williams     1   3  3.0  0		     Sydney        7  26  3.7  0
					     H.Williams    1  -1 -1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Jackson       4  78 19.5  0		     Crawford      5  94 31.3  2
Brodsky       4  58 14.5  1		     Moser         3  36 12.0  0
Anderson      6  54  9.0  1		     H.Williams    1  26 26.0  1
Harvey        5  51 10.2  0
Truvillion    1  13 13.0  0
Boone         1  11 11.0  0                 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
R.Williams      3  59 19.7  0		     H.Williams      3  21  7.0  0   
S.Carter        1  13 13.0  0		     Sydney          1  14 14.0  0
					     Crawford        1   4  4.0  0              

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Vaughan         3  14  4.7  0		     H.Williams      1   7  7.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     0-0  --  4-4   4	     Duncan          0-0  --  2-3   2             
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     2  76 38.0                   Grupp           4 181  45.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Johnson         1  12                        White           1   7                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -		     Osborne         1  20 20.0  0

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