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Tampa Bay 3 at Birmingham 30


1985 Week 9 - Sunday, April 21, 1985
Tampa Bay Bandits(6-2) at Birmingham Stallions(6-2)(-3)
Attendance: 28,900, TV: ESPN

Birmingham (AP) - Cliff Stoudt and Joe Cribbs did their part and then said it is up to others to keep the Birmingham Stallions alive in the USFL.

"As long as we keep our end of the bargain on the field, somebody will come along and help out on our financial problems," said Stoudt, after passing for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Birmingham's 30-3 victory over Tampa Bay Sunday.

Birmingham has been seeking money in the recent weeks to finish the season since losing its major investor.

"We're the No.1 team in the league and I don't see how the No.l team would fold," said Cribbs, who scored on a pass and a run and had his best game of the year as Birmingham increased its record to 7-2, tops in the USFL.

The teams entered the game tied for the Eastern Conference lead, but the Bandits fell to 6-3.

James Harrell, Bandit linebacker, said Stoudt "can read defensive coverages very well and did a great job against us.

"It was pretty hot and we wanted to hold Birmingham so that our offense could be on the field to score some points."

Instead, Birmingham had possession of the ball for 40:07 of the 60 minutes, gambling successfully three times on fourth down on its first scoring drive.

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Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0	3	0	0   -    3
BIR	7       7       6      10   -   30

Scoring

BIR:Cribbs 2 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 7, TB 0

TB: Andrusyshyn 29 FG - BIR 7, TB 3

BIR:Smith 15 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 14, TB 3

BIR:Miller 37 FG - BIR 17, TB 3

BIR:Miller 53 FG - BIR 20, TB 3

BIR:Cribbs 19 run(Miller kick) - BIR 27, TB 3

BIR:Miller 42 FG - BIR 30, TB 3

Box Score

                             TB            BIR
First Downs                  11             21   
Rushes-Yards              11-96         37-157
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   32-14-117-5    25-15-134-0
Sacked-Yards Lost          2-16           2-29
Total Plays-Yards        43-213         62-291
Fumbles-Lost                0-0            0-0
Penalties-Yards            4-20           3-20
Turnovers                     5              0
Time of Possession        19:53          40:07

Attendance = 28,900 

TAMPA BAY				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Reaves       24  11 115  2  0  25.52	     Stoudt	  25  15 163  0  2 105.92   
Jordan        8   3  18  3  0   6.25

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boone         3  37 12.3  0		     Cribbs       27 117  4.3  1
Williams      4  18  4.5  0		     Stoudt        5  31  6.2  0
Jordan        1   7  7.0  0		     Perry         5  10  2.0  0
G.Anderson    3  -2 -0.7  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Gillespie     3  49 16.3  0		     Smith         4  57 14.3  1
Harvey        4  39  9.8  0		     Toler         2  33 16.5  0
Boone         3  19  6.3  0		     Cribbs        5  32  6.4  1
Brodsky       1   9  9.0  0		     Mason         2  21 10.5  0
Price         1   8  8.0  0		     Jones         2  20 10.0  0
Williams      1   5  5.0  0
Fitzpatrick   1   4  4.0  0              

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          5  94 18.8  0		     Carruth         1  23 23.0  0
D.Anderson      1  21 21.0  0		     Sutton          1  21 21.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Vaughan         1   3  3.0  0		     McFadden        1   4  4.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     1-1  29  0-0   3             Miller          3-3  53  3-3  12       
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     3 107 35.7                   Miller          2  79 39.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Johnson         1  20			     Spencer       1.5  12
Kirchbaum       1   9			     Kelley        0.5   4                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -		     Spencer	     2  10  5.0  0
					     Roe             1  10 10.0  0
				             Clanton         1   7  7.0  0
					     Woodberry       1   6  6.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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