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Houston 45 at Portland 7


1985 Week 11 - Monday, May 6, 1985
Houston Gamblers(7-3)(-9) at Portland Breakers(3-7)
Attendance: 18,457, TV: ESPN

PORTLAND, OR (AP) - Portland Coach Dick Conry says you won't find a better quarterback than Jim Kelly or a faster football team than the Houston Gamblers.

The combination of Kelly's arm and the Gamblers' blazing speed overwhelmed Coury's Breakers 45-7 Monday night, allowing Houston to regain sole possession of first place in the Western Conference of the United States Football League.

Richard Johnson,returning to full speed after a series of annoying injuries, caught a USFL record four scoring passes.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
HOU    14      17	7	7   -   45
POR	0       7       0       0   -    7

Scoring

HOU:Johnson 11 pass from Kelly(Fritsch kick) - HOU 7, POR 0

HOU:Johnson 49 pass from Kelly(Firtsch kick) - HOU 14, POR 0

HOU:Kelly 11 run(Fritsch kick) - HOU 21, POR 0

POR:Ricks 1 run(Mazzetti kick) - HOU 21, POR 7

HOU:Johnson 1 pass from Kelly(Fritsch kick) - HOU 28, POR 7

HOU:Fritsch 35 FG - HOU 31, POR 7

HOU:Johnson 7 pass from Kelly(Fritsch kick) - HOU 38, POR 7

HOU:Sanders 3 pass from Dillon(Fritsch kick) - HOU 45, POR 7

Box Score

                             HOU            POR
First Downs                   31             18 
Rushes-Yards              15-107         25-109
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    56-40-405-1      35-7-93-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-20            1-6
Total Plays-Yards         71-512         60-202
Fumbles-Lost                 2-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards            12-91           5-24
Turnovers                      3              2
Time of Possession         33:21          26:39

Attendance = 18,457 

HOUSTON					     PORTLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Kelly        45  32 348  1  4 113.94         Robinson     19  4   50  1  0  17.65
Dillon       11   8  77  0  1 122.16         Woodward     15  3   49  0  0  40.69

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Harrell       6  47  7.8  0		     Jordan       14  81  5.8  0
Fowler        4  26  6.5  0		     Williams      5  32  6.4  0
Kelly         3  20  6.7  1                  Ricks         3   5  1.7  1
Dillon        2  14  7.0  0		     Woodward      1   4  4.0  0
					     Jackson       3  -3 -1.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson      10 167 16.7  4		     Franz         1  28 28.0  0
Sanders       7  59  8.4  1		     Hall          2  27 13.5  0
McNeil        5  58 11.6  0		     Williams      2  18  9.0  0
Harrell       6  40  6.7  0		     Allen         1  18 18.0  0
Fowler        3  35 11.7  0		     Jackson       1   8  8.0  0
McGhee        3  21  7.0  0
Verdin        3  15  5.0  0
Barousse      2  17  8.5  0
Rhiem         1   8  8.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McNeil          1  22 22.0  0		     Clark           4  54 13.5  0
Verdin          1   6  6.0  0		     Beverly         2  56 27.0  0
				             Ricks           1  17 17.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McNeil          3  34 11.3  0		     None            -  --   --  -	                      

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Fritsch         1-1  35  6-6   9             Mazzetti        0-0  --  1-1   1            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
None            -  --   --                   Gossett         5 230 46.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Cooks           1   6                        Bayles          1   6
                                             McClain       0.5   6
					     Neal          0.5   6                      

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
W.Lewis         1  70 70.0  0		     Restic          1   8  8.0  0

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Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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