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Portland 17 at Baltimore 26

1985 Week 9 - Sunday, April 21, 1985
Attendance: 14,832

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -Kelvin Bryant rushed for two touchdowns and 185 yards to lead the Baltimore Stars past the Portland Breakers, 26-17, in United States Football League action Sunday.

It was Bryant's first action since injuring his right hamstring against Birmingham four weeks ago. It was also his season-high rushing effort, coming on 25 carries.

The victory improved the defending champion Stars' record to 4-4-1. Portland, 0-5 on the road, dropped to 3-6.

Baltimore used two big plays to gain a 14-0 first-quarter advantage. On Portland's first possession, Antonio Gibson intercepted Matt Robinson and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown. Four minutes later, Bryant took a lateral and ran 82 yards down the left sideline for the Stars' second touchdown. The play was the longest run from scrimmage in Stars' history.

Portland cut the lead to 14-7 on an 85-yard pass from Robinson to Frank Lockett, but Baltimore got two field goals from David Trout to make It 30-7 at halftime.

Bryant's second touchdown, a three-yard run In the third quarter, made it 26-7.

Portland took advantage of a fumbled punt by Baltimore's Garcia Lane in the fourth quarter on the Stars' 11-yard line. It took Robinson two plays to find David Bayle for a touchdown. Portland added a fourth-quarter field goal by Tim Mazzetti.

Photo taken by Richie Franklin
Photo taken by Richie Franklin

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