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San Antonio 33 at Portland 0


1985 Week 6 - Monday, April 1, 1985
San Antonio Gunslingers(1-4) at Portland Breakers(2-3)(-13.5)
Attendance: 19,882, TV: ESPN

PORTLAND, OR (AP) - Rick Neuheisel threw two touchdown passes and Nick Mike-Mayer kicked three field goals Monday night as the San Antonio Gunslingers rolled to a 33-0 United States Football League victory over the mistake-prone Portland Breakers.

San Antonio, 2-4, had scored just 46 points in its first five games and was a two-touchdown underdog against Portland, which dropped to 2-4 and lost for the first time in three games at home.

Neuheisel, starting for the first time in three weeks, completed all but four of his 17 passes for 152 yards.

The Breakers' offense -- plagued by turnovers, penalties and dropped passes --was unable to move against the San Antonio defense after the game's opening minutes. Portland quarterback Matt Robinson threw three interceptions before leaving the game after three quarters. One of the pickoffs by Gunslinger lineman Ken Neil at the Breakers' 14 yard line set up Mike-Mayer's 33-yard field goal to give San Antonio a 13-0 lead with nine seconds left in the half.

Mike-Mayer added a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter. Seconds later, the Gunslingers' Rock Richmond stole another Robinson pass and returned it 32 yards for a score with 4:06 left in the third quarter, and Neuheisel's two-point conversion pass to Jerry Gordon made it 24-0.

Neuheisel turned the game into a rout with a 39-yard scoring pass to a wide-open Jerry Gordon 50 seconds into the fourth period. The final score came when Portland snapped the ball out of the end zone in a shotgun formation for a safety with 3:34 to play.

The Gunslingers, who had lost three in a row, opened the scoring on Neuheisel's 14-yard TD pass to Joey Hackett. Mike-Mayer padded the lead to 10-0 with a 43-yard field goal.

	1	2	3	4	F
SA	7	6      11	9   -   33
POR	0       0       0       0   -    0

Scoring

SA: Hackett 14 pass from Neuheisel(Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 7, POR 0

SA: Mike-Mayer 43 FG - SA 10, POR 0

SA: Mike-Mayer 33 FG - SA 13, POR 0

SA: Mike-Mayer 38 FG - SA 16, POR 0

SA: Richmond 32 interception return(Gordon pass from Neuheisel) - SA 24, POR 0

SA: Gordon 39 pass from Neuheisel(Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 31, POR 0

SA: Safety, ball snapped out of end zone - SA 33, POR 0

Box Score

                             SA            POR
First Downs                  15              9    
Rushes-Yards             42-148          17-65
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   21-14-150-0      28-7-74-4
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-8            0-0     
Total Plays-Yards        63-298         45-139
Fumbles-Lost                5-2            2-1
Penalties-Yards            8-65           6-49
Turnovers                     2              5
Time of Possession        38:45          21:15

Attendance = 19,882 

SAN ANTONIO				     PORTLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Neuheisel    17  13 152  0  2 142.28         Robinson     19   5  42  3  0   0.00
Mortensen     2   1   9  0  0  62.50         Woodward      9   2  32  1  0   2.31

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Worthy       17  65  3.8  0		     Beverly      11  40  3.6  0
Stamper       8  28  3.5  0		     Jordan        2  17  8.5  0
Roberts       4  21  5.3  0		     Williams      5  11  2.2  0
Canada        7  19  2.7  0		     Robinson      1   0  0.0  0
Neuheisel     4  17  4.3  0
Mortensen     2  -2 -1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Gordon        1  39 39.0  1		     Beverly       3  26  8.7  0
Hadnot        3  36 12.0  0                  Willis        1  21 21.0  0
Roberts       3  32 10.7  0                  Hall          1  12 12.0  0
Hackett       2  20 10.0  1		     Ross          1  11 11.0  0
Stamper       2  15  7.5  0		     Lockett       1   4  4.0  0
Worthy        1   6  6.0  0
Canada        2   3  1.5  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Stamper         1  21 21.0  0       	     Ricks           4  68 17.0  0
					     Beverly         2  28 14.0  0         

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bonner          3  23  7.7  0		     Hall            1   8  8.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mike-Mayer      3-3  43  2-2  11	     Mazzetti        0-1  --  0-0   0            
                miss: --                                     miss: 31

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Mike-Mayer      2  88  44.0                  Gossett         5 198 39.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --                        Baylis          2  11                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
D'Amico         1  36 36.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -
Minor           1  34 34.0  0
Richmond        1  32 32.0  1
Fields          1   4  4.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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