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New Jersey 30 at Tampa Bay 24 OT

1985 Week 14 - Sunday, May 26, 1985
Attendance: 44,539, TV: ABC


TAMPA(AP) - Holder Rick Partridge picked up a dropped snap on a field goal attempt and ran 9 yards for the winning touchdown at 3:53 of overtime Sunday, rallying the New Jersey Generalsto a 30-24 triumph over the Tampa Bay Bandits.

Partridge, the Generals' punter, mishandled the snap from center when putting the ball down for an attempted 27-yard field goal by Roger Ruzek. He then picked up the ball and scooted down the left sidelines for the TD as the Generals completed a majestic comeback before an estimated Tampa crowd of 32,000.

The score was set up by Doug Flutie's 49-yard pass to Clarence Collins to the Bandits' 18.

May 26, 1985
New Jersey Generals - 30 (OT)
Tampa Bay Bandits - 24
at Tampa Stadium
44,539

New Jersey    7   7   0  10   6  --   28
Tampa Bay     7   7   7   3   0  --   38

1st Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 12 run (Ruzek kick)
             TB - G.Anderson 8 pass from Reaves (Andrushyshyn kick) 2nd
2nd Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 4 run (Ruzek kick)
             TB - G.Anderson 1 run (Andrushyshyn kick)
3rd Qtr ---- TB - Harvey 21 pass from Reaves (Andrushyshyn kick)
4th Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 2 run (Ruzek kick)
             TB - FG Andrushyshyn 29
             NJ - FG Ruzek 40
Overtime  -- NJ - Partridge 9 run

TEAM STATS           NEW JERSEY      TAMPA BAY
First Downs                22              27
Rushes-Yards           46-240          36-154
Passing Yards             160             314
Return Yards               14              20
Passes                  11-18-1         19-38-3
Sacks By                  1-9             1-1
Punts                    4-54            3-45
Fumbles-Lost              2-1             4-1
Penalties-Yards          9-29           10-28
Time of Possession      30:27           33:26

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = New Jersey: Walker 30-166, Carthon 10-35, Flutie 4-30, Partridge 1-9,
       Harmon 1-0.  Tampa Bay: G.Anderson 25-104, Boone 10-45, Reaves 1-5.
PASSING = New Jersey: Flutie 11-18-1-161.  Tampa Bay: Reaves 19-38-3-323.
RECEIVING = New Jersey: Bowers 3-32, Collins 2-70, Spek 1-22, Carthon 1-17,
       Walker 2-12, Broughton 1-9, Harmon 1-(-1).  Tampa Bay: G.Anderson
       5-85, Gillespie 4-82, Harvey 4-60, Brodsky 3-47, Jackson 2-20,
       Price 1-29.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = None

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