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Los Angeles 18 at Tampa Bay 13


1983 Week 7 - Monday, April 18, 1983
Los Angeles Express(3-3) at Tampa Bay Bandits(5-1)(-6)
Attendance: 32,223, TV: ESPN

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Vince Abbott kicked three first-half field goals and Los Angeles used a second-half fumble recovery to set up John Barnett's 1-yard touchdown run Monday night as the Los Angeles Express held on for an 18-13 United States Football League victory over the Tampa Bay Bandits.

Abbott's field goals of 35, 36 and 24 yards staked the Express to a 9-6 halftime lead and Barnett's score gave Los Angeles a 16-6 advantage with 12:31 remaining to play.

Reserve quarterback Jimmy Jordan brought the Bandits back, however, and the 4-3 Express needed a roughing-the-punter penalty to help quarterback Mike Rae exhaust the clock.

Jordan replaced John Reaves late in the fourth quarter after the Bandits' starter had thrown four interceptions and fumbled to set up Barnett's touchdown.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
LA	3	6	0	9   -   18
TB	3	3	0	7   -   13

Scoring

TB: Andrusyshyn 40 yd field goal - TB 3, LA 0

LA: Abbott 35 yd field goal - LA 3, TB 3

TB: Andrusyshyn 29 yd field goal - TB 6, LA 3

LA: Abbott 36 yd field goal - LA 6, TB 6

LA: Abbott 24 yd field goal - LA 9, TB 6

LA: Barnett 1 yd run (Abbott kick) - LA 16, TB 6

TB: Buggs 23 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - LA 16, TB 13

LA: Safety, Jordan tackled in end zone - LA 18, TB 13

Box Score

                              LA             TB
First Downs                   16             17
Rushes-Yards              44-130         23-113
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    25-13-140-0    37-15-178-4
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-12           5-31
Total Plays-Yards         71-258         65-260
Fumbles-Lost                 4-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards           13-135          10-75
Turnovers                      0              5
Time of Possession         34:36          25:24

Attendance = 32,223

LOS ANGELES				     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Rae          25  13 140  0  0  68.8          Reaves       27   7  81  4  0   0.0
                                             Jordan       10   8  97  0  1 140.4
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boddie       11  59  5.8  0                  Platt        21 107  4.1  0
Barnett      19  55  7.7  1                  Boone         1   6  6.0  0
Haslip        7  16  3.6  0                  Buggs         1   0  0.0  0
Harrington    3   1  0.3  0                  
Durrette      1   0  0.0  0                  
Rae           3  -1 -1.0  0                  

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Ellis         6  65 10.8  0                  Buggs         3  62 20.7  1
Boddie        2  20 10.0  0                  Truvillion    3  50 16.7  0
Williams, K   1  18 18.0  0                  Stephens      3  34 11.3  0
Haines        1  15 15.0  0                  Gilbert       2  16  8.0  0
Haslip        1   9  9.0  0                  Platt         4  16  4.0  0
Sherrod       1   9  9.0  0                  
Harrington    1   4  4.0  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Tolbert         4  89 22.3  0                Boone           1  26 15.7  0
Burleson        1   0  0.0  0                Platt           2  24 12.0  0
                                             Bailey          1  13 13.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Tolbert         1  11 11.0  0                Bailey          3  14  4.7  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Abbott          3-3  36  1-1   10            Andrusyshyn     2-2  40  1-1    7
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       9 319 35.4                   Andrusyshyn     5 210 42.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Weaver          2  13                        Hayes           1   8 
Scoggins        1   9                        Clark           1   4
Edwards         1   5                        
Fields, G       1   4                        
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Fox             3  24  8.0  0                None
Burleson        1   0  0.0  0                 

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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