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Washington 22 at New Jersey 23

1983 Week 7 - Sunday, April 17, 1983
Attendance: 35,381, TV: ABC


Complete game.


EAST RUTHERFORD,N.J.(AP) Herschel Walker scored two touchdowns and became the United States Football Leagues leading rusher with a 143-yard effort as the New Jersey Generals held off Washingtons comeback bid to drop the Federals into last place in the United States Football League with a 23-22 victory Sunday.

Washingtons Ken Olson missed a 38-yard field goal with eight seconds left to put an end to the Federals fourth-quarter rally.

Walker carried the ball 28 times and rushed for more than 100 yards for the third straight week to pass Philadelphias Kelvin Bryant by one yard as the leagues leading rusher with a seven-game total of 714 yards.

The Generals boosted their record to 2-5, while the Federals fell to 1-6 before the Giants Stadium crowd of 35,381.

April 17, 1983
New Jersey Generals - 23
Washington Federals - 22
at Giants Stadium
35,381

Washington	2	6	0	14  --	22
New Jersey	0	17	0	6    --	23

1st Quarter	WASH - Safety, Jacobs ran out of end zone
2nd Quarter	NJ - Hicks 40 pass from Scott (pass failed)
		NJ - Walker 2 run (Carthon pass from Scott)
		WASH - Holmes 18 pass from Gilliam (kick failed)
		NJ - FG Jacobs 32
3rd Quarter	none
4th Quarter	NJ - Walker 8 run (kick failed)
		WASH - Walters 9 pass from Gilliam (Walters pass from Gilliam)
		WASH - James 52 pass from Gilliam (pass failed)

TEAM STATS:		WASHINGTON	NEW JERSEY
First Downs		18		24
Rushes-yards		29-107		50-211
Passing yards		205		178
Return yards		103		81
Passes			13-29-1		13-25-3
Sacks by			2-15		3-28
Punts			7-40.6		2-25.0
Fumbles-lost		3-0		4-0
Penalties-yards		8-43		6-59
Time of possession		25:12		34:48

INDIVIDUAL STATS:
RUSHING = Washington: James 10-28, Taylor 17-85, Hohensee 1-(-6), Gilliam 1-0.  New Jersey: 
	Walker 28-142, Carthon 8-57, Jacobs 1-(-5), Scott 2-8, Bowers 1-8.
PASSING = Washington: Hohensee 3-7-0-21, Gilliam 10-22-1-199.  New Jersey: Scott 13-25-3-206.
RECEIVING = Washington: James 3-77, Taylor 4-26, Holmes 2-28, Walters 2-32, Kinney 2-57.  New
	Jersey: Slawson 3-50, Friede 2-27, Hicks 4-72, McConnaughey 1-22, Walker 1-4, 
	Carthon 1-12, Bowers 1-19.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = Washington: Olson 33.

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