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San Antonio 17 at Jacksonville 28


1985 Week 8 - Friday, April 12, 1985
San Antonio Gunslingers(3-4) at Jacksonville Bulls(2-5)(-5.5)
Attendance: 32,097, TV: ESPN

JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) - Larry Mason, subbing for the injured Mike Rozier, ran for 100 yards and one touchdown to lead the Jacksonville Bulls to a come-from-behind 28-17 victory over the San Antonio Gunslingers in a United States Football League game Friday night.

Mason, the Bulls' leading rusher last season, carried the ball 16 times, once on a 2-yard touchdown jaunt up the middle early in the final period to give the Bulls a 21-17 lead with 13:31 left to play.

Rozier, the former Heisman Trophy winner who joined the Bulls this season, carried only five times for 26 yards before leaving in the second quarter with a hand injury.

The Bulls, 3-5, finally clinched the victory with 1:38 to play when quarterback Ed Luther scored on a 4-yard keeper. That capped an eight-play, 49-yard drive which started when Van Jakes intercepted a Gunslingers pass and returned it eight yards. The San Antonio coaching staff protested the interception, but the officials, after watching a television replay, decided the theft was legal.

The Gunslingers, 3-5, entered the final period on top by virtue of a 19-yard TD pass from Rick Neuheisel to Jerry Gordon, capping a run-dominated 11-play, 80-yard drive.

George Works contributed runs of 7, 9 and 10 yards during the march, and Larry Canada added a 23-yard scamper on a draw play.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
SA	7	3	7	0   -   17
JAX	7       7       0      14   -   28

Scoring

SA: Hackett 20 pass from Neuheisel(Mike=Mayer kick) - SA 7, JAX 0

JAX:Whiting 1 run(Franco kick) - SA 7, JAX 7

SA: Mike-Mater 27 FG - SA 10, JAX 7

JAX:Lewis 6 run(Franco kick) - JAX 14, SA 10

SA: Gordon 19 pass from Neuheisel(Mike-Mayer kick) - SA 17, JAX 14

JAX:Mason 2 run(Franco kick) - JAX 21, SA 17

JAX:Luther 4 run(Franco kick) - JAX 28, SA 17

Box Score

                             SA            JAX
First Downs                  19		    19 
Rushes-Yards             24-111         33-192
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   29-16-193-1    23-17-136-1
Sacked-Yards Lost          3-13            0-0
Total Plays-Yards        53-304         56-328
Fumbles-Lost                0-0            1-1
Penalties-Yards            8-70           8-70
Turnovers                     0              2
Time of Possession        25:28          34:32

Attendance = 32,097 

SAN ANTONIO				     JACKSONVILLE
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Neuheisel    29  16 206  1  2  86.28         Luther       23  17 136  1  0  70.20

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Works        14  58  4.1  0		     Mason        16 100  6.3  1
Canada        4  32  8.0  0		     Lewis        10  61  6.1  1
Stamper       3   9  3.0  0                  Luther        1   4  4.0  1
Roberts       1   8  8.0  0		     Whiting       1   1  1.0  0
Neuheisel     1   5  5.0  0		     
Gordon        1  -1 -1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Hackett       3  59 19.8  1                  Alexis        3  32 10.7  0
Roberts       4  51 12.8  0		     Mason         5  31  6.2  0
Gordon        4  44 11.0  1                  Keel          1  20 20.0  0
Works         3  44 14.7  0		     Clark         2  16  8.0  0
Canada        1   5  5.0  0		     Kemp          3  15  5.0  0
Hadnot        1   3  3.0  0		     Lewis         2  13  6.5  0
					     Young         1   9  4.5  0
	     
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
K.Williams      1  43 43.0  0		     Butts           2  33 16.5  0
James           2  30 15.0  0		     Kemp            1  18 18.0  0
Bonner          1  20 20.0  0                Dinkel          1  10 10.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bonner          2  14  7.0  0		     Clark           1   1  1.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mike-Mayer      1-3  27  2-2   5             Franco          0-0  --  4-4   4
                miss: 46,47                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Mike-Mayer      3  94 31.3                   Swider          3 119 39.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --			     Millard         1   4
					     Nelson          1   4
					     C.Anderson      1   3                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Minor           1   0  0.0  0		     Jakes           1   8  8.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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