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Memphis 7 at New Jersey 17


1985 Week 15 - Saturday, June 1, 1985
Memphis Showboats(8-6) at New Jersey Generals(9-5)(-4)
Attendance: 45,682, TV: ESPN

E. RUTHERFORD (UPI) - Quarterback Doug Flutie of the New Jersey Generals sustained a possible fractured left clavicle Saturday night in the second quarter of a game against the Memphis Showboats at Giants Stadium.

At 12:22 of the second period, on 2nd-and-9 from his own 48-yard line, Flutie rolled left on a bootleg. Showboats' defensive end Reggie White tackled Flutie near the sideline after a 2-yard gain, riding the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner into the artificial turf.

Flutie was wheeled from the field to the lockeroom for x-rays, which revealed the injury. He returned to the Generals bench in the third quarter in street clothes but with his left arm in a sling.

Despite the injury to their leader, the Generals shut down Memphis 17-7 thanks mostly to runnung back Herschel Walker, who had 209 yards rushing and scored both of New Jersey's touchdowns.

Complete Game




June 1, 1985
New Jersey Generals - 17
Memphis Showboats - 7
at Giants Stadium
45,682

Memphis        0   7   0   0  --   7
New Jersey     7   7   0   3  --  17

1st Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 13 run (Ruzek kick)
2nd Qtr ---- MEM - Spencer 6 run (Duncan kick)
             NJ - Walker 1 run (Ruzek kick)
4th Qtr ---- NJ - FG Ruzek 51


TEAM STATS            MEMPHIS            NEW JERSEY
First Downs               19                   15
Rushes-Yards          24-109               40-233
Passing Yards            205                   17
Return Yards              75                  122
Passes                 21-33-2                2-7-0
Sacks By                 0-0                 4-29
Punts                   5-39                 5-44
Fumbles-Lost             3-1                  2-1
Penalties-Yards         8-65                 8-72
Time of Possession     29:04                30:56

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = Memphis: Spencer 2-47, L.Williams 9-28, Kelley 1-17, Parker 2-12.
      New Jersey: Walker 29-209, Carthon 9-34, Flutie 1-2, Bowers 1-(-12).
PASSING = Memphis: Kelley 21-33-2-234.  New Jersey: Flutie 1-2-0-13, Reeves
       1-5-0-4.
RECEIVING = Memphis: Crawford 7-76, L.Williams 5-39, Moser 3-50, Raugh 2-25,
       Porter 1-16, Sydney 1-15, Shirk 1-8, Spencer 1-5.  New Jersey:
       Broughton 1-13, Walker 1-4.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = Memphis: Duncan 55.  New Jersey: Ruzek 54.

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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