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Philadelphia 17 at Oakland 7


1983 Week 7 - Saturday, April 16, 1983
Philadelphia Stars(5-1)(-2.5) at Oakland Invaders(3-3)
Attendance: 34,901, TV: ESPN

OAKLAND (UPI) - Kelvin Bryant, the USFL's leading rusher, gained 118 yards and scored one touchdown Saturday to lead the Philadelphia Stars to a 17-7 victory over the Oakland Invaders to improve their record to 6-1.

It was the Stars' third straight victory while the Invaders fell to 3-4. Bryant, who was held to under 100 yards the previous two games because of a bruised sternum, exploded for 99 yards in the second period, setting up a field goal with a 45-yard run and then scoring on a 37-yarder.

Oakland quarterback Fred Besana completed 26 of 42 passes. Although the Invaders dominated the early action, Philadelphia took a 3-0 lead with 2:35 left in the first half on a 39-yard field goal by Dayid Trout .

Moments later, Philadelphia safety Frank Lush intercepted a Besana pass and returned it 33 yards. Earlier Oakland failed to capitalize on three scoring bids. Fullback Jairo Penaranda fumbled in the end zone on a two-yard plunge with two minutes left in the first quarter and Kevin Shea missed on field goal attempts of 46 and 42 yards.

Philadelphia had held its opponents scoreless for 12 consecutive quarters until Oakland's Wyatt Henderson caught a controversial 8-yard touchdown pass from Besana with 0:08 remaining in the third quarter.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
PHI	0      10	0	7   -	17
OAK	0	0	7	0   -    7

Scoring

PHI:Trout 39 yd field goal - PHI 3, OAK 0

PHI:Bryant 37 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 10, OAK 0

OAK:Henderson 8 yd pass from Besana (Shea kick) - PHI 10, OAK 7

PHI:Donovan 18 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 17, OAK 7

Box Score

                             PHI            OAK
First Downs                   12             23
Rushes-Yards              22-155         33-107
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     17-9-146-0    42-26-271-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-31           4-39
Total Plays-Yards         44-270         79-339
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            3-1
Penalties-Yards             5-72           8-75
Turnovers                      0              3
Time of Possession         25:08          34:52

Attendance = 34,901

PHILADELPHIA				     OAKLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       16   9 146  0  1 107.8          Besana       42  26 271  2  1  68.7
Harvin        1   0   0  0  0  39.6          
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant       14 118  8.4  1                  Whittington  27  89  3.3  0
Russell       3  21  7.0  0                  Henderson     1   5  5.0  0
Harvin        4  14  3.5  0                  Besana        2   5  2.5  0
Fusina        1   2  2.0  0                  James         1   4  4.0  0
                                             Penaranda     2   4  2.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Collier       2  57 28.5  0                  Henderson     5  78 15.6  1
Folsom        1  45 45.0  0                  Banks         4  59 14.8  0
Donovan       1  18 18.0  1                  Chester       6  51  8.5  0
Fitzkee       1  12 12.0  0                  Penaranda     5  38  7.6  0
Russell       2   8  4.0  0                  Whittington   5  30  6.0  0
Bryant        2   6  3.0  0                  Torosian      1  10 10.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harvin          2  32 16.0  0                James           2  43 21.5  0
                                             Jackson         2  27 13.5  0 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Woerner         1  11 11.0  0                Banks           5  43  8.6  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           1-2  39  2-2    5            Shea            0-2   0  1-1    1
                miss: 42                                     miss: 46, 42

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         6 263 43.8                   Talley          3 123 41.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Fielder         1  11                        Hardman         2  15
Mills           1  11                        Jefferson       1   7
Opfar           1  11                        McClain         1   7
Rosborough      1   6                        Moore           1   2
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Lush            1  33 33.0  0                None 
Woerner         1   0  0.0  0            

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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