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Birmingham 17 at Jacksonville 27


1985 Week 10 - Sunday, April 28, 1985
Birmingham Stallions(7-2)(-6) at Jacksonville Bulls(4-5)
Attendance: 41,298, TV: ABC

JACKSONVILLE,FL(AP) - The Birmingham Stallions were in Jacksonville, where they figured to beat the Bulls on Sunday. They were wrong - and an announced crowd of 41,298 was on hand to see Ed Luther's TD pass and Mike Rozier's scoring run help the Bulls win 27-17.

Luther hooked up with Perry Kemp on a 15- yard TD pass and 11 of Rozier's 79 yards went for a score as Jacksonville evened its record at 5-5 and dropped Birmingham's to 7-3.

Cliff Stoudt passed for Birmingham's two TDs, 26 yards to Robin Earl and 25 to Joey Jones.

Defensive back Derrick Batiste built on the victory by returning an interception 12 yards for a touchdown with 1 : 54 to play, then he helped preserve it by stopping Birmingham's final drive with another interception, this one at the Jacksonville 35-yard line.

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Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	3	0	7	7   -   17
JAX	3      10       7       7   -   27

Scoring

BIR:Miller 21 FG - BIR 3, JAX 0

JAX:Franco 31 FG - BIR 3, JAX 3

JAX:Kemp 15 pass from Luther(Franco kick) - JAX 10, BIR 3

JAX:Franco 49 FG - JAX 13, BIR 3

BIR:Earl 26 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - JAX 13, BIR 10

JAX:Rozier 11 run(Franco kick) - JAX 20, BIR 10

BIR:Jones 25 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) JAX 20, BIR 17

JAX:Batiste 12 pass interception return(Franco kick) JAX 27, BIR 17

Box Score

                             BIR            JAX
First Downs		      24             24                   
Rushes-Yards              24-103          23-71
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    30-19-199-3    26-19-175-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-18            1-8
Total Plays-Yards         54-302         49-246
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            2-0
Penalties-Yards             3-30           6-27
Turnovers                      4              0
Time of Possession         28:57          31:03

Attendance = 41,298 

BIRMINGHAM				     JACKSONVILLE
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       30  19 199  3  2  65.14         Luther       26  19 175  0  1 103.85

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs       16  60  3.8  0                  Rozier        7  79 11.3  1
Stoudt        4  30  7.5  0		     Mason         3  -3 -1.0  0
Perry         2  10  5.0  0		     Luther        3  -5 -1.7  0
Carruth       1   4  4.0  0
Coles         1  -1 -1.0  0 

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Jones         3  58 19.3  1                  Keel          4  59 14.8  0
Smith         5  55 11.0  0                  Kemp          3  53 17.7  1   
Earl          2  34 17.0  0		     Alexis        2  27 13.5  0
Cribbs        6  31  5.2  0                  Clark         3  17  5.7  0
Brown         1   9  9.0  0		     Mason         6  12  2.0  0
Toler         1   9  9.0  0		     Rozier        1   7  7.0  0
Coles         1   3  3.0  0             

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carruth         2  39 19.5  0		     Matthews        3  47 15.7  0
Earl            1  21 21.0  0                Butts           1  28 28.0  0
Sutton          1   9  9.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McFadden        3  51 17.0  0		     Clark           2   9  4.5  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          1-2  21  2-2   5             Franco          2-2  49  3-3   9
                miss: 22                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         4 158 39.5                   Swider          6 224 37.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
D.Smith         1   9			     Costello        1   8
Kelley          1   9                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -                Batiste         2  19  9.5  1
					     Gee             1   2  2.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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