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New Jersey 24 at Denver 28


1985 Week 13 - Sunday, May 19, 1985
New Jersey Generals(8-4) at Denver Gold(8-4)
Attendance: 29,129, TV: ABC

DENVER(AP) - Bill Johnson ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with six minutes remaining Sunday, to lead the Denver Gold over the New Jersey Generals 28-24.

Johnson ran for 98 yards, giving him 1,063 this season. He is the USFL's second-leading rusher.

The league's leading runner, Herschel Walker, gained 142 yards. Walker, who was almost 500 yards ahead of Johnson entering the game, cracked the 100-yard mark for the seventh straight time.

Johnson smashed over from the 1 to cap a 13-play, 80-yard drive that put the Gold ahead for good. Walker had put the 8-5 Generals in front with a one-yard dive earlier in the fourth quarter.

The Gold, 9-4, did a good job of containing New Jersey quarterback Doug Flutie after the Generals' first play of the game. Flutie connected with Walker on a 68-yard TD pass to open the game.

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May 19, 1985
Denver Gold - 28
New Jersey Generals - 24
at Mile High Stadium
29,139

New Jersey   10   0   7   7  --   24
Denver        7   7   7   7  --   28

1st Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 68 pass from Flutie (Ruzek kick)
             DEN - L.Harris 30 pass from Gagliano (Asmus kick)
             NJ - FG Ruzek 35
2nd Qtr ---- DEN - B.Johnson 3 run (Asmus kick)
3rd Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 5 run (Ruzek kick)
             DEN - B.Johnson 3 run (Asmus kick)
4th Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 1 run (Ruzek kick)
             DEN - B.Johnson 1 run (Asmus kick)

TEAM STATS            NEW JERSEY      DENVER
First Downs                15             17
Rushes-Yards           47-174          30-95
Passing Yards             127            215
Return Yards                8             51
Passes                   5-15-1        17-31-0
Sacks By                 4-27           2-14
Punts                    5-41           6-44
Fumbles-Lost              3-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards          4-40           8-69
Time of Possession      32:42          27:18

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = New Jersey: Walker 36-142, Carthon 6-15, Flutie 3-17.  Denver:
       B.Johnson 23-98, M.Lewis 1-3, Gagliano 2-(-6).
PASSING = New Jersey: Flutie 5-15-1-141.  Denver: Gagliano 17-31-0-242.
RECEIVING = New Jersey: Walker 3-106, Broughton 2-35.  Denver: L.Harris 4-62,
       B.Johnson 4-46, Stegall 3-23, White 3-69, Lewis 3-42.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = None

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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