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Memphis 33 at Denver 17


1985 Week 10 - Friday, April 26, 1985
Memphis Showboats(4-5) at Denver Gold(6-3)(-7)
Attendance: 8,207, TV: ESPN

DENVER(AP) - Memphis beat Denver 33-17 before the smallest crowd in the history of the Gold.

Denver, once among the strongest USFL franchises, attracted only 8,207 fans.

"When I was here they had good crowds, 30,000 or more," said Harry Sydney, who led the Gold in rushing the past two seasons but was traded to Memphis last December. "It felt odd playing before so few fans."

Sydney scored the Showboats' decisive TD on a 12-yard run midway in the fourth period, breaking a 17-17 tie.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
MEM	0      17	0      16   -   33
DEN	7       7       0       3   -   17

Scoring

DEN:Johnson 2 run(Asmus kick) - DEN 7, MEM 0

MEM:Duncan 41 FG - DEN 7, MEM 3

MEM:Raugh 5 pass from Kelley(Duncan kick) - MEM 10, DEN 7

DEN:White 13 pass from Gagliano(Asmus kick) - DEN 14, MEM 10

MEM:Parker 13 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 17, DEN 14

DEN:Asmus 43 FG - MEM 17, DEN 17

MEM:Sydney 12 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 24, DEN 17

MEM:Safety, Gagliano tackled by White in end zone - MEM 26, DEN 17

MEM:Kelley 18 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 33, DEN 17

Box Score

                             MEM            DEN
First Downs                   22             20  
Rushes-Yards              31-150          13-38
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    30-16-264-1    45-23-210-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            2-9           8-75
Total Plays-Yards         61-414         58-248
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            1-0
Penalties-Yards            10-72           4-30
Turnovers                      1              1
Time of Possession         31:15          28:45

Attendance = 8,207 

MEMPHIS					     DENVER
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Kelley       30  16 273  1  1  81.67         Gagliano     45  23 285  1  1  69.21

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sydney        7  41  5.9  1                  B.Johnson      9  15  1.7  1
Parker        5  32  6.4  1		     Gagliano      3  15  5.0  0
Porter        6  28  4.7  0		     Hemphill      1   8  8.0  0
Spencer      11  27  2.5  0
Kelley        2  22 11.0  1

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Crawford      3  92 30.7  0		     Harris        5  83 16.6  0
Moser         4  77 19.3  0                  White         8  78  9.8  1
Shirk         3  35 11.7  0		     Lewis         5  76 15.2  0
Parker        1  25 25.0  0		     Turner        3  27  9.0  0
Raugh         2  16  8.0  1		     T.Johnson     1  16 16.0  0
Sydney        2  16  8.0  0		     B.Johnson     1   5  5.0  0
Porter        1  12 12.0  0                     

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
H.Williams      5  93 18.6  0                T.Johnson       4  77 19.3  0
Porter          1  15 15.0  0		     Carswell        1  15 15.0  0
					     N.Harris        1   3  3.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
H.Williams      1  12 12.0  0		     Martin          2  -2 -1.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Duncan          1-1  41  4-4   7             Asmus           1-2  43  2-2   5         
                miss: --                                     miss: 48

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Grupp           4 152 38.0		     Speelman        4 165 41.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
White           2  16                        C.Turner        1   6
Clark           2  12                        Nevens          1   3
Corker        1.5 18.5                
B.Williams      1  13
Rose            1   6
Hammond       0.5  9.5                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Bessilieu       1   1  1.0  0		     N.Miller        1  29 29.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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