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Portland 0 at Birmingham 14


1985 Week 12 - Saturday, May 11, 1985
Portland Breakers(3-8) at Birmingham Stallions(7-4)(-16)
Attendance: 28,500, TV: ESPN

BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - It's no secret to Coach Dick Coury why his Portland Breakers have scored only seven points in two games this week.

"Our defense stinks. There's no other way around it" Coury said after the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Breakers 14-0 in an United States Football League game Saturday Night.

The Houston Gamblers shellacked Portland 45-7, Monday night.

"We can't seem to score any points and we played lousy," Coury said. "But the Stallions defense had a lot to do with that".

Birmingham held Portland to 186 yards, only 63 in the second half.

"In the first half, the offense didn't play so hot," Stallions quarterback Cliff Stoudt said. "But I think we did make a decent comeback"

Coach Rollie Dotsch said his Birmingham defense "dominated the tone of play and the line of scrimmage."

Birmingham's David Dumars intercepted a Matt Robinson pass a nd returned it 14 yards to the Portland 25 in the final period. Stoudt hit Jim Smith for 16 yards and then flipped a nine-yarder to Smith for the touchdown.

Though Portland's Buford Jordan gained 96 yards in the first half, including a 41-yard scamper, the Breakers started each drive deep in their own territory and never mounted a scoring threat.

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	1	2	3	4	F
POR	0	0	0	0   -    0
BIR	0       0       7       7   -   14

Scoring

BIR:Toler 15 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 7, POR 0

BIR:Smith 9 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 14, POR 0

Box Score

                             POR            BIR
First Downs                    9	     17  
Rushes-Yards              26-121          24-73
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     26-10-65-1    33-18-194-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-24            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         52-186         57-267
Fumbles-Lost                 3-0            1-0
Penalties-Yards             7-55           5-30
Turnovers                      1              0
Time of Possession         27:39          32:21

Attendance = 28,500 

PORTLAND				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Robinson     26  10  89  1  0  32.37         Stoudt       33  18 194  0  2  92.23

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Jordan       18 107  5.9  0		     Cribbs       18  48  2.7  0
Williams      4  15  3.8  0		     Coles         5  24  4.8  0
Jackson       1   6  6.0  0		     Carruth       1   1  1.0  0
Hall          1   0  0.0  0		     
Robinson      2  -7 -3.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Allen         3  34 11.3  0		     Smith         7  99 14.1  1
Franz         1  16 16.0  0		     Toler         5  52 10.4  1
Hall          1  16 16.0  0		     Cribbs        4  22  4.5  0
Jordan        1  11 11.0  0		     Mason         2  21 10.5  0
Beverly       2   7  3.5  0
Jackson       2   5  2.5  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
J.Jackson       1  23 23.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -
Ricks           1  12 12.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Hall            3  22  7.3  0		     McFadden        5  16  3.2  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mazzetti        0-0  --  0-0   0	     Miller          0-0  --  2-2   2            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gossett         9 373 41.4                   Parsons         7 280 40.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None            -  --                        Taylor          2  17                    
					     Boyd            1   7

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -		     Dumars          1  14 14.0  0

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