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Houston 15 at Memphis 17


1985 Week 12 - Sunday, May 12, 1985
Houston Gamblers(8-3)(-4.5) at Memphis Showboats(6-5)
Attendance: 27,325, TV: ABC

MEMPHIS, TN - Quarterback Mike Kelley ran for two first-half touchdowns and Alan Duncan added a 27-yard field goal as Memphis collected a 17-15 victory over Houston.

The Gamblers, now 8-4. were threatening even as time ran out at the Liberty Bowl. Houston managed to move the ball down to the Memphis 30 in less than two minutes.

The Memphis defense, as it had done all afternoon, knocked down two of Houston quarterback Jim Kelly's passes to slow the drive and use up valuable seconds.

Kelly connected on his final pass of the game to running back Todd Fowler, but he picked up only four yards on the play and that left the Gamblers two points short of a victory.

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Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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