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Memphis 38 at Tampa Bay 14


1985 Week 13 - Saturday, May 18, 1985
Memphis Showboats(7-5) at Tampa Bay Bandits(9-3)
Attendance: 44,818, TV: ESPN

TAMPA, Fla. (Wire Services) -- Mike Kelley threw three first-quarter touchdown passes -- two to Derrick Crawford -- and the Memphis defense stymied Tampa Bay's as the Showboats cruised to a 38-14 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Bandits.

The triumph was the fourth straight for Memphis since Kelley replaced Walter Lewis -- the USFL'S top-rated passer -- at quarterback and enabled the Showboats (8-5) to move within one game of the Bandits (9-4).

Complete Game




Highlights




Saturday, May 18, 1985  

Memphis Showboats 38 @ Tampa Bay Bandits 14

Stadium : Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL.

Attendance: 35,000 ( Estimated Crowd )

                     Memphis   Tampa Bay

First Downs            24          23
Rushes - Yards       38-155      12-76
Passing Yards         290         252
Return Yards           61         159
Passes              20-29-1     28-46-2
Sacks by              0-0         0-0
Punts                 0-0         1-33
Fumbles-Lost          1-1         2-2
Penalties-Yards      12-80       13-48
Time of Possession   35:08       24:52

                    1st 2nd 3rd 4th  Total

Memphis             21   3   14  0   - 38
Tampa Bay            0   7    0  7   - 14

1st Quarter Scoring

Memphis Showboats - Crawford 17 yard pass from Kelley ( Duncan Kick )

Memphis Showboats - Crawford 5 yard pass from Kelley ( Duncan Kick )

Memphis Showboats - Moser 13 yard pass from Kelley ( Duncan Kick )

2nd Quarter Scoring

Memphis Showboats - 38 yard Field Goal by Duncan

Tampa Bay Bandits - Truvillion 4 yard pass from Reaves ( Andrusyshyn Kick )

3rd Quarter Scoring

Memphis Showboats - Coleman 31 yard fumble return for a TD ( Duncan Kick )

Memphis Showboats - Spencer 2 yard run ( Duncan Kick )

4th Quarter Scoring

Tampa Bay Bandits  - Carter 9 yard pass from Jordan ( Andrusyshyn Kick ) 

INDIVIDUAL Statistics

Rushing 

Memphis Showboats - Spencer 23-91, Williams 9-43, Parker 3-14, Porter 3-7. 

Tampa Bay Bandits  - G. Anderson 6-42, Boone 5-34, Reaves 1-0. 

Passing

Memphis Showboats  - Kelley 20-28-0-290, Lewis 0-1-1-0.

Tampa Bay Bandits - Reaves 22-39-2-203, Jordan 6-7-0-49.

Receiving

Memphis Showboats - Moser 7-118, Crawford 7-112, Raugh 2-32, 
Parker 2-17, Shirk 1-7,  L. Williams 1-4. 

Tampa Bay Bandits  - Brodsky 5-67, G. Anderson 5-27, Harvey 4-33, Gillespie 3-34, 
R. Williams 3-15, Truvillion 2-26, Carter 2-12, Price 2-16, Jackson 1-10, Boone 1-3. 

Missed Field Goals

None

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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