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Houston 33 at Arizona 17

1985 Week 9 - Sunday, April 21, 1985
Attendance: 16,640, TV: ABC

TEMPE, AZ (AP) -The Houston Gamblers broke a three-game losing streak by putting the run back into their "Run and Shoot" offense.

Houston rushed for a season high 131 yards on 18 carries, including Sam Harrell's 17-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and Jim Kelly threw two touchdown passes to Scott McGhee in the second half for a 33-17 victory over the Arizona Outlaws Sunday night.

"It helped to have our running backs healthy again," Kelly said. "If we execute like we're supposed to, this is what can happen."

The triumph gave the Gamblers a 6-3 record and tied them with Denver for first place in the United States Football League's Western Conference.

Kelly, the league's Most Valuable Player as a rookie last year after throwing for 44 touchdowns, completed 22 of 34 passes for 238 yards against Arizona. He now has 3,128 yards and 26 TD passes in nine games.

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