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Memphis 14 at Portland 17


1985 Week 14 - Saturday, May 25, 1985
Memphis Showboats(8-5)(-13)at Portland Breakers(3-10)
Attendance: 16,682, TV: ESPN

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland tied a United States Football League record by picking off six Mike Kelley passes Saturday night, the last one to set up Tim Mazzetti's 44-yard field goal with no time remaining as the Breakers upset the Memphis Showboats 1714.

Kelley had only been intercepted five times all season before Saturday night's troubles.

The Breakers, who snapped a six-game losing streak, also set a USFL mark by returning the interceptions for 120 yards.

The loss snapped the Showboats' four-game winning string to drop their record to 8-6. Portland is 4-10.

Memphis dominated the contest offensively but the turnovers kept Portland close. The Breakers also successfully appealed two officials' rulings by use of television replays. One of the rulings negated a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown by Henry Williams early in the final quarter.

Complete Game




Saturday, May 25, 1985

Memphis Showboats @ Portland Breakers

Stadium : Civic Stadium, Portland, OR.

Attendance: 16,682

                    Memphis      Portland

First Downs            23           6
Rushes - Yards       24-132       22-40
Passing Yards         242          115
Return Yards           80          134
Passes               22-40-6     10-18-1
Sacks by              2-25         1-8
Punts                 2-45         6-41
Fumbles-Lost          1-0          3-1
Penalties-Yards      10-82         6-30
Time of Possession   35:35        24:25

                    1st 2nd 3rd 4th  Total

Memphis              0   0   3   11  - 14
Portland             0   0   7   10  - 17

1st Quarter Scoring

NO SCORING

2nd Quarter Scoring

NO SCORING

3rd Quarter Scoring

Memphis Showboats - 30 yard Field Goal by Duncan

Portland Breakers - V. Williams 2 yard run ( Mazzetti  Kick )

4th Quarter Scoring

Memphis Showboats - 48 yard Field Goal by Duncan

Memphis Showboats - Parker 1 yard run ( Kelley pass to Moser 2 point conversion )

Portland Breakers - Brown 15 yard pass from Robinson ( Mazzetti Kick )

Portland Breakers - 44 yard Field Goal by Mazzetti

INDIVIDUAL Statistics

Rushing

Memphis Showboats - Spencer 18-65, Williams 11-60, Porter 1-5, 
Parker 1-1, Kelley 1-1.

Portland Breakers - Jordan 12-28, Williams 5-12, Starkey 3-3, 
Jackson 1-4, Kelley 1 for minus 7 yards.

Passing

Memphis Showboats - Kelley 22-40-6-242.

Portland Breakers - Starkey 2-8-1-3, Robinson 7-9-0-100, Franz 1-1-0-12.

Receiving

Memphis Showboats -  Crawford 5-65, Parker 4-32, Porter 3-27, 
Spencer 3-19, Raugh 2-38, Shirk 2-29, Williams 2-19, Moser 1-13.

Portland Breakers - Ross 3-53, Brown 2-20, Johnson 2-17, 
Jordan 1-16, Jackson 1-6, Williams 1-3.

Missed Field Goals

Memphis Showboats - Duncan 38 yard.

Portland Breakers - Mazzetti 45 yard.

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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