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Denver 9 at Birmingham 7


1983 Week 7 - Sunday, April 17, 1983
Denver Gold(3-3) at Birmingham Stallions(2-4)(-1.5)
Attendance: 26,250

BIRMINGHAM(AP) - Brian Speelman kicked a 50-yard field goal with six seconds left to give the Denver Gold Gold a 9-7 victory over the Birmingham Stallions in a United States Football League game Sunday.

The Stallions apparently had the game in hand when Speelman fell far short on a 52-yard kick, but a roughing penalty later gave him another chance.

His kick was the only score after Birmingham took a 7-6 lead with almost 13 minutes left in the first half.

Tight end Darryl Mason ran 33 yards on a screen pass to set up that touchdown, scored on a 4-yard run off right tackle by Earl Gant. Scott Norwood kicked the point.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	6	0	0	3   -   9
BIR	0	7	0	0   -   7

Scoring

DEN:Matthews 15 yd pass from Johnson (pass failed) - DEN 6, BIR 0

BIR:Gant 4 yd run (Norwood kick) - BIR 7, DEN 6

DEN:Speelman 50 yd field goal - DEN 9, BIR 7

Box Score

                             DEN            BIR
First Downs                   16             17
Rushes-Yards              28-110         40-171
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    38-16-115-2    27-11-112-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-12            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         67-213         67-283
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards             8-65           7-73
Turnovers                      4              2
Time of Possession         27:37          32:23

Attendance = 26,250

DENVER					     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Johnson      38  16 115  2  1  36.6          Collier      27  11 112  1  0  37.9
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Sydney       14  61  4.4  0                  Quarles      13  78  6.0  0
Miller, T     5  18  3.6  0                  White        13  47  3.6  0
Johnson       2  16  8.0  0                  Collier       4  26  6.5  0
Matthews      4  10  2.5  0                  Gant         10  20  2.0  1
Ford          1   5  5.0  0                  
Canada        1   4  4.0  0                  
Ballage       1  -4 -4.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
James         2  31 15.5  0                  Mason         4  51 12.8  0
Phea          3  30 10.0  0                  Smith         3  42 14.0  0
Canada        2  25 12.5  0                  White         2  11  5.5  0
Matthews      4  11  3.8  1                  Anderson      1  10 10.0  0
Sydney        3  10  3.3  0                  Gant          1  -2 -2.0  0
Niziolek      2   8  4.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ford            2  44 22.0  0                Dirden          2  25 12.5  0
                                             Grandjean       1  15 15.0  0 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          2  20 10.0  0                Frederick       3  12  4.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        1-2  50  0-0    3            Norwood         0-2   0  1-1    1
                miss: 52                                     miss: 47, 43

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gortz           6 255 42.5                   Bollinger       7 286 40.9

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Spencer       0.5   6
                                             Walker        0.5   6
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Whittingham     1   0  0.0  0                Cesare          1   4  4.0  0
                                             Thompson        1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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