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Chicago 12 at Michigan 17


1983 Week 7 - Sunday, April 17, 1983
Chicago Blitz(4-2)(-6.5) at Michigan Panthers(2-4)
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.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	3	3	0	6   -   12
MIC	0	3      14	0   -   17

Scoring

CHI:Corral 25 yd field goal - CHI 3, MCH 0

CHI:Corral 45 yd field goal - CHI 6, MCH 0

MIC:Bojovic 20 yd field goal - CHI 6, MCH 3

MIC:Williams 31 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 10, CHI 6

MIC:Lacy 9 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 17, CHI 6

CHI:Long 1 yd run (pass failed) - MCH 17, CHI 12

Box Score

                             CHI            MCH
First Downs                   10             14
Rushes-Yards              27-116         38-174
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    31-12-101-2    29-13-146-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-28            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         61-189         67-320
Fumbles-Lost                 1-0            3-0
Penalties-Yards             7-60           6-40
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         26:52          33:08

Attendance = 11,634

CHICAGO					     MICHIGAN
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Landry       30  12 101  2  0  21.7          Hebert       29  13 146  3  0  20.8
Johnson       1   0   0  0  0  39.6          
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Long         12  79  6.6  1                  Williams     19 133  7.0  1
Spencer      12  29  2.4  0                  Lacy         11  24  2.2  1
Landry        1   9  9.0  0                  Miller, C     4  18  4.5  0
Dennison      1   1  1.0  0                  Hebert        4  -1 -0.3  0
Johnson       1  -2 -2.0  0                  
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Buggs         4  51 12.8  0                  Cobb          5  76 15.2  0
Long          3  21  7.0  0                  Carter        1  22 22.0  0
Spencer       3  20  6.7  0                  Echols        1  21 21.0  0
Johnson       2   9  4.5  0                  Lacy          4  16  4.0  0
                                             Holloway      1   7  7.0  0
                                             Williams      1   4  4.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          3  93 31.0  0                Holloway        4  76 19.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          3  33 11.0  0                Carter          5  68 13.6  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          2-3  45  0-0    6            Bojovic         1-2  20  2-2    5
                miss: 32                                     miss: 45

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          7 291 41.6                   Weaver          5 182 36.4

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Corker        1.5  15.5
                                             Tipton        1.5  12.5
                                            
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Livers          1  19 19.0  0                Davis           1  23 23.0  0
Fahnhorst       1  19 19.0  0                Pennywell       1   6  6.0  0 
Smith           1   1  1.0  0                 

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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