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Los Angeles 6 at Oakland 27
1985 Week 12 - Saturday, May 11, 1985
Los Angeles Express(3-8) at Oakland Invaders(7-3-1)(-13.5)
Attendance: 12,482, TV: ESPN
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - John Williams ran for tWo touchdowns and Novo Bojovic kicked two 48-yard field goals as the streaking Oakland Invaders won their fourth straight United States Football League game Saturday, a 27-6 victory over the Los Angeles Express.
Oakland, 8-3-1, moved into a temporary tie for first place in the Western Conference with Houston. Los Angeles dropped to 3-9.
Williams scored his first touchdown less than two minutes into the game when he swept around left end for 26 yards. Bojovic's kick gave the Invaders a 7-0 lead.
Tony Zendejas booted a 26-yard field goal moments into the second quarter to put the Express on the board. But the Invaders came right back four plays later when quarterback Bobby Hebert found Anthony Carter for a 62-yard touchdown scoring pass.
Zendejas' 39-yard field goal midway through the second quarter proved to be the Express' last points of the game. The Invaders put it away by halftime, taking a 24-6 lead after Williams rambled seven yards for a touchdown and Bojovic notched his first 48-yard field goal of the day.
Bojovic's second 48-yard field
goal, with 5:18 to go in the third quarter, capped the Oakland scoring. Express quarterback Steve Young was sacked seven times by the Invader defense.
Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn