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Denver 42 at Arizona 28


1985 Week 12 - Sunday, May 12, 1985
Denver Gold(7-4)(-3.5) at Arizona Outlaws(4-7)
Attendance: 5,731

TEMPE,AZ - Denver Iinebacker Mike McKibben returned a fourth quarter interception 45 yards for a touchdown to break 28-28 tie and give the Gold a 42-28 victory over Arizona.

McKibben's score came just 4:18 after Arizona linebacker Vic Koenning's club-record 77-yard interception return tied the score at 28-28.

Bill Johnson, who finished with 148 yards on 20 carries, closed out Denver's scoring with a 1-yard run with 4:50 remaining as the Gold improved their record to 8-4.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	0      14      14      14   -   42
AZ	7       7       7       7   -   28

Scoring

AZ: A.Williams 34 pass from R.Johnson(Zendejas kick) - AZ 7, DEN 0

AZ: Allen 15 interception return(Zendejas kick) - AZ 14, DEN 0

DEN:Le.Harris 32 pass from Evans(Asmus kick) - AZ 14, DEN 7

DEN:Lewis 22 pass from Evans(Asmus kick) - AZ 14, DEN 14

AZ: A.William 67 pass from R.Johnson(Zendejas kick) - AZ 21, DEN 14

DEN:Lewis 8 pass from Evans(Asmus kick) - AZ 21, DEN 21

DEN:Evans 1 run(Asmus kick) - DEN 28, AZ 21

AZ: Koenning 77 interception return(Zendejas kick) - DEN 28, AZ 28

DEN:McKibben 45 interception return(Asmus kick) - DEN 35, AZ 28

DEN:B.Johnson 1 run(Asmus kick) - DEN 42, AZ 28

Box Score

                             DEN            AZ
First Downs                   18            12  
Rushes-Yards              28-174        23-101
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    36-14-166-3   26-11-149-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-31          4-33
Total Plays-Yards         64-340        49-250
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1           3-3
Penalties-Yards             4-30         10-91
Turnovers                      4             6
Time of Possession         30:12         29:48

Attendance = 5,731 

DENVER					     ARIZONA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Evans        21   8 116  2  3  56.85         R.Johnson    15   8 154  2  2  89.31
Gagliano     15   6  81  1  0  30.14         D.Williams    9   3  28  1  0   3.24

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
B.Johnson    20 148  7.4  1                  R.Brown      16  50  3.3  0
Hemphill      1  17 17.0  0		     Boatner       5  35  7.0  0
Gagliano      2   7  3.5  0		     R.Johnson     2  16  8.0  0
Evans         4   2  0.5  1
Lo.Harris     1   0  0.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Le.Harris     5  97 19.4  1                  A.Williams    3 117 39.0  2
Lewis         2  30 15.0  2                  Boatner       3  19  6.3  0
T.Johnson     2  16  8.0  0                  Wheeler       1  16 16.0  0
L.Turner      2  16  8.0  0                  G.Anderson    1  12 12.0  0
B.Johnson     1  13 13.0  0                  Mistler       1   9  9.0  0
White         1  10 10.0  0		     Clark         1   7  7.0  0
Stegall       1   5  5.0  0		     R.Brown       1   2  2.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lo.Harris       4  86 21.5  0		     O.Brown         4  59 14.8  0
					     Clark           1  27 27.0  0
					     Boatner         1  20 20.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lo.Harris       3  23  7.7  0	             None            -  --   --  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Asmus           0-1  --  6-6   6             Zendejas        0-0  --  4-4   4          
                miss: 57                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Asmus           5 163 32.6                   deBruijn        7 342 48.9

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Walls           2  10                        Tipton          2  13
Ogrin           1  15                        K.Gillen        1  14
McKibben        1   8                        Middleton       1   4                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
McKibben        1  45 45.0  1                Koenning        1  77 77.0  1
N.Miller        1   7  7.0  0		     Middleton       1  22 22.0  0
Nevens          1   6  6.0  0		     C.Allen         1  15 15.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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