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Birmingham 14 at San Antonio 15


1985 Week 7 - Sunday, April 7, 1985
Birmingham Stallions(5-1)(-11) at San Antonio Gunslingers(2-4)
Attendance: 8,873

SAN ANTONIO(AP) - Nick Mike-Mayer kicked three field goals to pace the San Antonio Gunslingers to a 15-14 victory over the Birmingham Stallions Sunday in a United States Football League game.

Mike-Mayer's game-winning 24-yard field goal came with about 11 minutes to go in the game and was scored after a fumble recovery by defensive end Greg Fields.

San Antonio's only touchdown was scored on the last play of the third quarter by its defense when linebacker Putt Choate recovered a fumble interception return and scored from two yards.

Birmingham, 5-2, missed an opportunity to win the game with less than a minute to go when kicker Danny Miller's 37-yard field goal attempt was no good.

Birmingham had marched 64 yards to the San Antonio 20 before Miller's attempt. Reserve quarterback Bob Lane had directed the drive, including two key passes to wide receiver Jim Smith.

Birmingham jumped to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter when safety Chuck Clanton returned an intercepted pass 49 yards for a touchdown. San Antonio had cut the lead to 7-6 at halftime after two Mike-Mayer field goals, Including a 36-yard field goal on the last play of the first half.

Mike-Mayer scored his first field goal on the first play of the second quarter.

Cliff Stoudt scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak early in the third quarter to give the Stallions a 14-6 lead.

Birmingham running back Joe Cribbs gained 71 yards in 20 carries and had five catches for 37 yards to lead the Stallions.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	7	0	7	0   -   14
SA	0       6       6       3   -   15

Scoring

BIR:Clanton 49 interception return(Miller kick) - BIR 7, SA 0

SA: Mike-Mayer 49 FG - BIR 7, SA 3

SA: Mike-Mayer 36 FG - BIR 7, SA 6

BIR:Stoudt 1 run(Miller kick) - BIR 14, SA 6

SA: Choate 2 fumble recovery return(pass failed) - BIR 14, SA 12

SA: Mike-Mayer 24 FG - SA 15, BIR 14

Box Score

                             BIR            SA
First Downs                   17            10        
Rushes-Yards              32-109	 24-64
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    26-16-165-2   23-11-135-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-17           0-0  
Total Plays-Yards         58-274        47-199
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1           3-1
Penalties-Yards             4-30          2-10
Turnovers                      3             3
Time of Possession         34:04         25:56

Attendance = 8,673 

BIRMINGHAM				     SAN ANTONIO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       20  13 126  2  0  42.92	     Neuheisel    22  10 122  2  0  25.19
Lane          6   3  39  0  0  70.83         Mortensen     1   1  13  0  0 118.75

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs       20  71  3.6  0		     Worthy        7  27  3.9  0
Gant          8  30  3.8  0		     Canada        7  17  2.4  0
Stoudt        3  12  4.0  1		     Stamper       6  15  2.5  0
Perry         1  -4 -4.0  0		     Neuheisel     3   8  2.7  0
					     Roberts       1  -3 -3.0  0 

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         5  59 11.8  0		     Hadnot        5  59 11.8  0
Cribbs        5  37  7.4  0		     Hackett       3  33 11.0  0
Jones         2  25 12.5  0		     Gordon        1  17 17.0  0
Toler         1  20 20.0  0		     Canada        1  14 14.0  0
Mason         1  11 11.0  0		     Roberts       1  12 12.0  0
Earl          1   8  8.0  0
Gant          1   8  8.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Sutton          2  40 20.0  0                Bonner          1  27 27.0  0
Carruth         1  11 11.0  0		                     

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McFadden        2  17  8.5  0		     Bonner          2   4  2.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          0-2  --  2-2   2             Mike-Mayer      3-3  49  0-0   9
                miss: 31,37                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         4 168 42.0                   Mike-Mayer      4 167 41.8 

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --			     Morris          1  12
					     Chaffin         1   3
				     	     Gillen          1   2                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Clanton         1  49 49.0  1		     Minor           1  32 32.0  0
Cline           1   0  0.0  0		     D'Amico         1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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