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Birmingham 24 at Memphis 38


1985 Week 11 - Friday, May 3, 1985
Birmingham Stallions(7-3)(-3.5) at Memphis Showboats(5-5)
Attendance: 29,025, TV: ESPN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Quarterback Mike Kelley completed 21 of 28 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns last night as the Memphis Showboats tamed the Birmingham Stallions 38-24. The victory was Memphis' first in four meeting with Birmingham since the Showboats joined the league last season. The Showboats are now 6-5 while the Stallions dropped to 7-4.

Complete Game




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	9	8	0	7   -   24
MEM	7      10       7      14   -   38

Scoring

MEM:Raugh 5 pass from Kelley(Duncan kick) - MEM 7, BIR 0

BIR:Miller 31 FG - MEM 7, BIR 3

BIR:Toler 34 pass from Stoudt(kick failed) - BIR 9, MEM 7

MEM:Crawford 9 pass from Kelley(Duncan kick) - MEM 14, BIR 9

MEM:Duncan 20 FG - MEM 17, BIR 9

BIR:J.Smith 15 pass from Stoudt(Toler pass from Stoudt) - MEM 17, BIR 17

MEM:Sydney 18 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 24, BIR 17

MEM:Sydney 1 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 31, BIR 17

MEM:White 20 fumble recovery(Duncan kick) - MEM 38, BIR 17

BIR:Toler 18 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - MEM 38, BIR 24

Box Score

                             BIR            MEM
First Downs          	      18             18         
Rushes-Yards               20-88         25-109
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-24-227-0    28-21-211-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-13            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         53-315         52-320
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards             5-33           4-35 
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         29:09          30:51

Attendance = 29,025 

BIRMINGHAM				     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       33  24 240  0  3 123.30         Kelley       28  21 211  1  2 104.91

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Cribbs       12  69  5.8  0		     Sydney        8  37  4.2  2
Stoudt        5  10  2.0  0                  Porter        7  37  5.3  0
Carruth       2   8  4.0  0		     Lewis         1  22 22.0  0
Coles         1   1  1.0  0		     Parker        3   9  3.0  0
					     Spencer       6   4  0.7  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
J.Smith       7  82 11.8  1                  Moser         5  72 14.4  0
Toler         5  53 10.6  2		     Raugh         4  36  9.0  1
Earl          4  33  8.3  0		     Crawford      3  34 11.3  0
Cribbs        2  29 14.5  0		     Porter        3  32 10.7  0
McFadden      2  24 12.0  0		     Shirk         2  12  6.0  0
Coles         3  15  5.0  0		     Sydney        2  10  5.0  0
Gant          1   4  4.0  0		     Parker        1   8  8.0  0
					     Spencer       1   7  7.0  0                     

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carruth         4  72 18.0  0		     Parker          1  25 25.0  0
McFadden        2  50 50.0  0                H.Williams      3  23  7.7  0
					     Sydney          1  11 11.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McFadden        1  18 18.0  0		     H.Williams      2   9  4.5  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          1-2  31  1-2   4             Duncan          1-1  20  5-5   8
                miss: 44                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         3 108 36.0                   Grupp           2  93 46.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --                        Clark           1   8
					     Corker          1   5                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Spencer         1   0  0.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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