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San Antonio 20 at Orlando 21


1985 Week 12 - Monday, May 13, 1985
San Antonio Gunslingers(3-8) at Orlando Renegades(2-9)(-2.5)
Attendance: 22,404, TV: ESPN

ORLANDO. Fla. (UPI) - A battle between USFL paupers Monday night saw the San Antonio Gunslingers blow two extra-point attempts in dropping a tense 21-20 decision to the Orlando Renegades.

Both clubs now have 3-9 records.

Orlando's 21-6 halftime bulge shrank after two third-quarter touchdown drives, but the Gunslingers were betrayed by their inability to convert perhaps the most automatic play in pro football.

Orlando cornerback Elbert Gray got a piece of the ball on Nick Mike-Mayer's errant second-quarter kick, and a bad snap following San Antonio's third TD left the Gunslingers a point short.

"All week long, our coaches have drilled us on how their snappers tip their hand on kick attempts," said Gray. "This time he (Joe Silipo) dropped his head just like on film and I got a great break on the snap. The win feels great. It feels like being tied up for four weeks and finally getting out to see the sun shine."

Silipo later injured his right hand, and center Rich Garza snapped the ball short to holder Rick Neuheisel late in the third quarter as the Gunslingers lost a chance to tie the score.

"I just choked," said Garza.

"Unbelievable, it's just unbelievable," moaned San Antonio Coach Jim Bates. "The snaps were just not there."

An estimated crowd of 15,000 watched the Renegades end a three game losing streak and extend San Antonio's losing skein to five. San Antonio's last chance dissolved when the Gunslingers bypassed a 55-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds and Neuheisel's fourth and-16 pass fell incomplete.

Renegade Reggie Collier, who completed 16-of-28 passes for 248 yards, was intercepted three times in the opening half but also had TD passes of 50 yards to Jerry Parrish and 45 yards to Jackie Flowers. Collier's 4-yard scoring run,,just 24 seconds before the half, gave Orlando a 21-6 advantage.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
SA	0	6      14	0   -   20
ORL	7      14       0       0   -   21

Scoring

ORL:Parrish 50 pass from Collier(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 7, SA 0

ORL:Flowers 45 pass from Collier(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 14, SA 0

SA: Stamper 2 run(kick failed) - ORL 14, SA 6

ORL:Collier 4 run(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 21, SA 6

SA: Stamper 1 run(Lockett pass from Neuheisel) - ORL 21, SA 14

SA: Works 30 run(kick failed) - ORL 21, SA 20

Box Score

                             SA            ORL
First Downs                  16		    14           
Rushes-Yards             40-190          19-57
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   27-13-134-1    29-16-221-3
Sacked-Yards Lost          1-11		  3-27
Total Plays-Yards        67-324         48-278 
Fumbles-Lost                1-1            1-1
Penalties-Yards            9-78           6-48
Turnovers                     2              4
Time of Possession        38:19		 21:41

Attendance = 22,404 

SAN ANTONIO				     ORLANDO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Neuheisel    27  13 145  1  0  49.15         Collier      28  16 248  3  2  70.83
					     Golsteyn      1   0   0  0  0   --

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Works        21 132  6.3  1                  Bledsoe      13  54  4.2  0
Stamper      12  29  2.4  2                  Perry         1   3  3.0  0
Roberts       3  14  4.7  0		     Collier       4   1  0.3  1
Hagen         2  10  5.0  0		     Odom          1  -1 -1.0  0
Lockett       1   3  3.0  0
Neuheisel     1   2  2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Lockett       2  41 20.1  0		     Flowers       3  64 21.3  1
Gordon        3  36 12.0  0                  Walters       4  62 15.5  0
Williams      1  24 24.0  0                  Bledsoe       5  53 10.6  0
Roberts       2  22 11.0  0		     Parrish       1  50 50.0  1
Hagen         1   8  8.0  0		     Smith         2  18  9.0  0
Works         1   8  8.0  0		     Niziolek      1   1  1.0  0
Stamper       3   6  2.0  0                 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ulmer           2  31 15.5  0                Parrish         4  76 19.0  0
Hagen           1  11 11.0  0                    

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Ulmer           3  10  3.3  0		     V.Jackson       3  15  5.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mike-Mayer      0-0  --  1-3   1             Brockhaus       0-0  --  3-3   3            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Mike-Mayer      6 218 36.3                   Cater           5 208 41.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Morris          1  13                        Kellin          1  11
C.Johnson       1  10
Hanna           1   4                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Minor           1   6  6.0  0		     V.Jackson       1  24 24.0  0
Morris          1   4  4.0  0		
L.Williams      1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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