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Jacksonville 17 at Tampa Bay 31
1985 Week 7 - Saturday, April 6, 1985
Jacksonville Bulls(2-4) at Tampa Bay Bandits(4-2)(-11)
Attendance: 51,286, TV: ESPN
AP - Gary Anderson, the United States Football League's scoring leader with 13 touchdowns, ran for one TD and caught passes from John Reaves for two more Saturday to lead the Tampa Bay Bandits to a 31-17 victory over the visiting Jacksonville Bulls.
The triumph was Tampa Bay's fourth in its last five games and moved the 5-2 Bandits to within one-half game of the Eastern Conference-leading Birmingham Stallions. Jacksonville, loser of five of its last six contests, dropped to 2-5.
Saturday, April 6, 1985 Jacksonville Bulls 17 @ Tampa Bay Bandits 31 Stadium : Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL. Attendance: 51,286 Jacksonville Tampa Bay First Downs 22 22 Rushes - Yards 21-94 29-77 Passing Yards 284 294 Return Yards 45 24 Passes 26-44-3 23-39-2 Sacks by 0-0 1-8 Punts 2-34 3-40 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-59 4-15 Time of Possession 28:14 31:46 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Jacksonville 7 0 0 10 - 17 Tampa Bay 0 14 3 14 - 31 1st Quarter Scoring Jacksonville Bulls - Mason 10 yard run ( Franco Kick ) 2nd Quarter Scoring Tampa Bay Bandits - Brodsky 24 yard pass from Reaves ( Andrusyshyn Kick ) Tampa Bay Bandits - Anderson 1 yard run ( Andrusyshyn Kick ) 3rd Quarter Scoring Tampa Bay Bandits - 32 yard FG from Andrusyshyn 4th Quarter Scoring Jacksonville Bulls - 22 yard FG from Franco Tampa Bay Bandits - Anderson 13 yard pass from Reaves ( Andrusyshyn Kick ) Tampa Bay Bandits - Anderson 7 yard pass from Reaves ( Andrusyshyn Kick ) Jacksonville Bulls - Kemp 34 yard pass from Luther ( Franco Kick ) INDIVIDUAL Statistics Rushing Jacksonville Bulls - Rozier 14-50, Mason 6-36, Lewis 1-8. Tampa Bay Bandits - Anderson 17-54, Williams 5-20, Boone 4-8, Blunk 1-3, Holman 1 for minus 1, Carter 1 for minus 7. Passing Jacksonville Bulls - Luther 26-44-3-292. Tampa Bay Bandits - Reaves 22-38-2-292, Jordan 1-1-0-2. Receiving Jacksonville Bulls - Keel 7-64, Kemp 6-109, Alexis 6-66, Mason 3-15, Rozier 1-9, Lewis 1-12, Young 1-9, Clark 1-8. Tampa Bay Bandits - Anderson 9-83, Brodsky 5-101, Jackson 5-78, Fitzpatrick 2-12, Williams 2-11. Missed Field Goals Jacksonville Bull - 22 yard FG missed by Franco.
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Archived news report
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn