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Oakland 17 at Portland 30


1985 Week 7 - Saturday, April 6, 1985
Oakland Invaders(4-1-1)(-9.5) at Portland Breakers(2-4)
Attendance: 23,388

PORTLAND, OR (UPI) - Matt Robinson threw three touchdown passes Saturday night to lift the Portland Breakers to a 30-17 triumph over the Oakland Invaders.

Portland's secondary victimized Invaders quarterback Bobby Hebert for four interceptions and a fumble. Three of the thefts resulted in Breakers' scores and the fourth killed an Oakland drive in the fourth quarter.

Hebert completed 18-of-34 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown. Robinson, rebounding from a poor effort in last week's 33-0 loss to San Antonio, was 14-of-22 and 163 yards.

After Oakland tied it 17-17 on Novo Bojovic's field goal from 42 yards, the Breakers took the lead to stay in the third quarter when Robinson engineered a 10 play, 64-yard drive capped by a 2-yard toss to Dwight Beverley for a touchdown. Beverley's fake into the line set up a 24-yard pass from Robinson to David Bayle for a key firstdown.

Portland scored again when Scott Byers intercepted Hebert and Anthony Allen caught a 17-yard halfback pass from Louis Jackson to make it 30-17.

Ruben Vaughn then blocked Tim Mazzetti's kick, stopping his string of 87 straight conversions, a USFL record. He had hit a 103 in a row, counting his NFL career.

The Invaders took the opening kickoff from their own 24 to the Portland 11, but Hebert fumbled and Jerald Baylis recovered.

The Breakers then moved 89 yards on 11 plays with Robinson passing to Dan Ross for 14 yards and a 7-0 lead.

Joe Restic intercepted an Hebert pass on the Oakland 45 and Robinson moved the Breakers 19 yards before Mazzetti kicked a 43-yard field goal. Another interception stopped an Oakland drive with Bruce Miller grabbing an Hebert pass and returning it 23 yards to the Oakland 35.

Five plays later Robinson passed to Ross for four yards and a 17-0 advantage Hebert's 33-yard touchdown pass to Albert Bentley made it 17-7.

Robinson was intercepted by John Sullivan on the Oakland 10 and the Invaders concluded a 90-yard march with John Williams scoring from the 2.

Bojovic made it 17-14 with 23 seconds left in the half.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	0      14	3	0   -   17
POR    10       7      13       0   -   30

Scoring

POR:Ross 13 pass from Robinson(Mazzetti kick) - POR 7, OAK 0

POR:Mazzetti 43 FG - POR 10, OAK 0

POR:Ross 44 pass from Robinson(Mazzetti kick) - POR 17, OAK 0

OAK:Bentley 33 pass from Hebert(Bojovic kick) - POR 17, OAK 7

OAK:Williams 2 run(Bojovic kick) - POR 17, OAK 14

OAK:Bojovic 42 FG - POR 17, OAK 17

POR:Beverly 2 pass from Robinson(kick blocked) - POR 23, OAK 17

POR:Allen 17 pass from Robinson(Mazzetti kick) - POR 30, OAK 17

Box Score

                             OAK            POR
First Downs                   20	     17    
Rushes-Yards              28-117         29-172
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    34-18-304-4    24-15-180-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0            1-3    
Total Plays-Yards         62-421         53-352
Fumbles-Lost                 4-1            0-0
Penalties-Yards             6-50           7-55
Turnovers                      5              1
Time of Possession         29:27          30:23

Attendance = 23,388 

OAKLAND					     PORTLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert       34  18 304  4  1  53.68	     Robinson     22  14 163  1  3 106.63 
				             Jackson       1   1  17  0  1 158.33

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bentley      12  58  4.8  0		     Beverly      12  79  6.6  0
Williams     14  57  4.1  1                  Jackson       8  58  7.3  0
Newton        1   2  2.0  0		     J.Williams    9  35  3.9  0
Hebert        1   0  0.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Banks         6 139 23.2  0		     Allen         2  30 15.0  1
Holloway      3  71 23.7  0		     Hall          1  29 29.0  0
Bentley       6  67 11.2  1		     Bayle         2  28 14.0  0
Carter        1  15 15.0  0		     Willis        2  23 11.5  0
Schumann      1   8  8.0  0                  Lockett       2  20 10.0  0
B.Williams    1   4  4.0  0		     Ross          2  17  8.5  2
					     Williams      2  16  8.0  0
					     Jackson 	   1  15 15.0  0
					     Beverly       1   2  2.0  1          

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Faulkner        4  82 20.5  0                Ricks           3  82 27.3  0
Hart            2  34 17.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Banks           2   3  1.5  0		     None            -  --   --  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         1-1  42  2-2   5	     Mazzetti        1-1  43  3-4   6            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          1  37 37.0                   Gossett         3 102 33.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Bennett         1   3                        None            -  --                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Sullivan        1   0  0.0  0		     Byers           2   0  0.0  0
					     Miller          1  32 32.0  0
					     Restic          1   0  0.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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