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Chicago 12 at Michigan 17

1983 Week 7 - Sunday, April 17, 1983
Attendance: 11,634

PONTIAC, MI(AP) - Michigan rookie John Williams ran 31 yards for a touchdown Sunday and became the first Panther runner to turn in a 100-yard game as he sparked a 17-12 United States Football League victory over the Chicago Blitz.

After spotting the Blitz a 6-3 halftime lead, Michigan took the second-half kickoff and zipped 72 yards in four plays with Williams ripping off a 24-yard burst on the second play, then chugging 31 yards up the middle for the TD that put the Panthers ahead for good.

Williams, a Muskegon native who played college football at Wisconsin, finished with 133 yards on 19 carries.

The Panthers improved their record to 3-4 while Chicago, also a Central Division member, slipped to 4-3.

Michigan fullback Ken Lacy a 9-yard touchdown run later in the third quarter and Chicago's Kevin Long scored on a 1-yard plunge in the fourth quarter.

Chicago kicker Frank Corral booted a 25-yard foeld goal in the first quarter and boomed a 45-yarder in the second period. Michigan's Novo Bojovic kicked a 20-yard field goal with 2:00 remaining in the first half.

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