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Denver 17 at Tampa Bay 33


1985 Week 8 - Monday, April 15, 1985
Denver Gold(5-2) at Tampa Bay Bandits(5-2)(-9.5)
Attendance: 54,267, TV: ESPN

TAMPA(UPl) -- John Reaves and Spencer Jackson hooked up on a 61-yard scoring pass to cap a 20-point second quarter Monday night that gave Tampa Bay a 33-17 triumph over the Denver Gold, keeping the Bandits tied fpr first place In the USFL's Eastern Conference.

The Bandits (6-2) remained tied with Birmingham while Denver (5-3) stayed tied with Houston atop the West despite snapping a three game winning streak.

Former Bears quarterback Vince Evans, who starts for Denver, suffered a dislocated finger on his right hand while throwing an interception late In the second quarter.

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Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	3	0      14	0   -   17
TB	0      20       0      13   -   33

Scoring

DEN:Speelman 22 FG - DEN 3, TB 0

TB: Andrusyshyn 42 FG - DEN 3, TB 3

TB: Anderson 1 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 10, DEN 3

TB: Jackson 61 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 17, DEN 3

TB: Andrusyshyn 24 FG - TB 20, DEN 3

DEN:Lewis 7 pass from Gagliano(Speelman kick) - TB 20, DEN 10

DEN:B.Johnson 23 run(Speelman kick) - TB 20, DEN 17

TB: Boone 12 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 27, DEN 17

TB: Williams 1 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 33, DEN 17

Box Score

                             DEN            TB
First Downs     	      20	    25              
Rushes-Yards              18-149        33-117
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    41-24-234-1   32-18-276-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-17          2-16
Total Plays-Yards         59-383        65-393
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2           1-1
Penalties-Yards            14-90          4-24
Turnovers                      3             2
Time of Possession         27:56         32:04

Attendance = 54,267 

DENVER					     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Gagliano     21  14 113  0  1  95.93         Reaves       32  18 292  1  1  84.38
Evans        19   9 106  1  0  42.87
Hemphill      1   1  32  0  0 118.75 

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
B.Johnson    12  95  7.9  1                  Williams     14  54  3.9  1
Gagliano      5  38  7.6  0		     Boone         9  37  4.1  1
Evans         1  16 16.0  0		     Anderson      9  32  3.6  1
					     Reaves        1  -6 -6.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
White         8  66  8.3  0		     Brodsky       9 115 12.8  0
Lewis         4  60 15.0  1		     Jackson       4  91 22.8  1
Harris        8  59  7.4  0		     Harvey        2  34 17.0  0
Loveall       1  32 32.0  0		     Gillespie     2  33 16.5  0
Stegall       1  15 15.0  0		     Anderson      1  19 19.0  0
T.Johnson     1  12 12.0  0		     
B.Johnson     1   7  7.0  0                 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
L.Turner        4  93 23.3  0		     R.Williams      2  45 22.5  0
Calip           1  25 25.0  0		     Futrell         1  22 22.0  0
Kilkenny        1  12 12.0  0                Carter          1  14 14.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          1  38 38.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        1-4  22  2-2   5             Andrusyshyn     2-2  42  3-4   9     
                miss: 42,54,39                               miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
None            -  --   --		     Andrusyshyn     2  84 42.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Hemphill        1   9			     Ramey           2   9
Thornton        1   7                        Nordgren        1   8                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          1  10 10.0  0		     Vaughn          1   0  0.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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