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Orlando 17 at Denver 21


1985 Week 6 - Sunday, March 31, 1985
Orlando Renegades(0-5) at Denver Gold(3-2)(-12)
Attendance: 10,217

Denver(AP) - Quarterback Vince Evans passed for two second-half touchdowns and rushed for another as the Denver Gold overcame a lethargic first half to hand the Orlando Renegades their sixth straight loss, 21-17, in a United States Football League game Sunday.

The Gold victory, before only 10,217 spectators - the smallest home crowd in Gold history was Denver's fourth of the season against two defeats. The Renegades have yet to win.

Behind 17-0 after a largely futile first half in which the Gold quarterback had thrown for less than 100 yards, Evans quickly got the Gold on the scoreboard when he hit Vincent White with a 10-yard TD pass in the first 5 minutes ofthe third quarter.

	1	2	3	4	F
ORL    10	7	0	0   -   17
DEN	0       0       7      14   -   21

Scoring

ORL:Brockhaus 35 FG - ORL 3, DEN 0

ORL:Collier 1 run(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 10, DEN 0

ORL:Collier 3 run(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 17, DEN 0

DEN:White 10 pass from Evans(Speelman kick) - ORL 17, DEN 7

DEN:Evans 1 run(Speelman kick) - ORL 17, DEN 14

DEN:B.Johnson 6 pass from Evans(Speelman kick) - DEN 21, ORL 17

Box Score

                             ORL            DEN
First Downs                   15	     21 
Rushes-Yards              34-134          11-55
Passing (A-C-Y-I)      23-7-76-2    42-24-335-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-16           2-14
Total Plays-Yards         57-210         53-390
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            1-1
Penalties-Yards            10-70           9-53
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         34:44          25:16

Attendance = 10,217 

ORLANDO					     DENVER
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Collier      23   7  76  2  0   4.98	     Evans        42  24 335  2  2  78.97

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bledsoe      23  99  4.3  0		     B.Johnson     9  54  6.0  0
Collier       5  21  4.2  2		     Evans         2   1  0.5  1
Claitt        4  12  3.0  0		     
Odom          1   4  4.0  0
Miller        1  -2 -2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Niziolek      3  35 11.7  0  		     Lewis         7 125 17.9  0
Walters       2  29 14.5  0		     White         6  85 14.2  1
Smith         1   7  7.0  0		     L.Harris      6  71 11.8  0
Bledsoe       1   5  5.0  0		     L.Turner      2  37 18.5  0
					     B.Johnson     3  17  5.7  1                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Parrish         2  39 19.5  0		     L.Tuner         2  38 19.0  0
Miller          1  21 21.0  0		     Calip           1  24 24.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
V.Jackson       1   8  8.0  0		     L.Harris        1   0  0.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Brockhaus       1-1  35  2-2   5             Speelman        0-1   -  3-3   3
                miss: --                                     miss: 35

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Cater           7 302 43.1                   Speelman        4 145 36.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Hutchinson      1   7                        Mikolas         1   8
V.Jackson       1   7			     Thornton        1   4
				  	     C.Turner        1   4                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
George          1   7  7.0  0		     Martin          1   0  0.0  0
					     Trimble         1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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