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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.

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	1	2	3	4	F
LA	0	6	0	0   -   6
OAK	7      17       3       0   -   0

Scoring

OAK:J.Williams 26 run(Bojovic kick) - OAK 7, LA 0

LA: Zendejas 26 FG - OAK 7, LA 3

OAK:Carter 62 pass from Hebert(Bojovic kick) - OAK 14, LA 3

LA: Zendejas 39 FG - OAK 14, LA 6

OAK:J.Williams 7 run(Bojovic kick) - OAK 21, LA 6

OAK:Bojovic 48 FG - OAK 24, LA 6

OAK:Bojovic 48 FG - OAK 27, LA 6

Box Score

                             LA            OAK
First Downs                  14             22 
Rushes-Yards             21-112         33-178
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    27-10-66-0	   25-14-223-0
Sacked-Yards Lost          7-46            0-0      
Total Plays-Yards        48-178         58-401 
Fumbles-Lost                2-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards            9-98          9-103
Turnovers                     1              1
Time of Possession        26:47          33:13

Attendance = 12,482 

LOS ANGELES				     OAKLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Young        21   9 108  0  0  59.23         Hebert       25  14 223  0  1  99.25
Seurer        5   1   4  0  0  39.58
Partridge     1   0   0  0  0   --

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Nelson       10  58  5.8  0                  Bentley      10  57  5.7  0
Warren        7  27  3.9  0                  Jordan       13  56  4.3  0
Young         4  27  6.8  0                  J.Williams    7  45  6.4  2
					     Newton        2  13  6.5  0
                                             Hebert        1   7  7.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Gunn          2  61 30.5  0		     Holloway      6  84 14.0  0
Townsell      2  19  9.5  0		     Carter        4  82 20.5  1
Hersey        3  18  6.0  0		     Shumann       2  42 21.0  0
Warren        1  14 14.0  0                  Banks         1   9  9.0  0
O'Neal        1   5  5.0  0		     Bentley       1   6  6.0  0
Nelson        1  -5 -5.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Gunn            2  63 31.5  0                Jordan          2  45 22.5  0
Nelson          3  34 11.3  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Gunn            1  20 20.0  0		     Faulkner        2  12  6.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Zendejas        2-2  39  0-0   6             Bojovic         2-3  48  3-3   9            
                miss: --                                     miss: 48

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       6 248 41.3                   Talley          3 128 42.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Snipes          3  27			     None            -  --
Smith           2   9
Vaughan         1   6
McClanahan      1   4                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -                None            -  --   --  -

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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