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Birmingham 29 at Houston 27


1985 Week 15 - Monday, June 3, 1985
Birmingham Stallions(10-4)(-1) at Houston Gamblers(9-5)
Attendance: 13,202, TV: ESPN

HOUSTON(AP) - The Birmingham Stallions didn't have their two top offensive weapons in the game so they relied on a razzle-dazzle play to get them started and kicking of Danny Miller and running of quarterback Cliff Stoudt to finish up. The combined result was a 29-27 United States Football League victory over the Houston Gamblers Monday night that vaulted the Stallions into the league playoffs. Birmingham played the game without leading rusher Joe Cribbs and top receiver Jim Smith but Paul Ott Carruth subbed for Cribbs and Miller kicked field goals of 47,43 and 20 yards to insure the victory. The Gamblers were missing quarterback Jim Kelly, out at least three more weeks with a torn ligament in his right knee.

Complete Game




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	7      13	0	9   -   29
HOU    14       7       0       6   -   27

Scoring

HOU:Harrell 23 pass from Dillion(Fritsch kick) - HOU 7, BIR 0

BIR:Jones 11 run with lateral after Mason 12 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - HOU 7, BIR 7

HOU:Harrell 6 run(Fritsch kick) - HOU 14, BIR 7

BIR:Miller 47 FG - HOU 14, BIR 10

BIR:Carruth 6 run(Miller kick) - BIR 17, HOU 14

HOU:Johnson 36 pass from Dillon(Fritsch kick) - HOU 21, BIR 17

BIR:Miller 43 FG - HOU 21, BIR 20

BIR:Miller 20 FG - BIR 23, HOU 21

BIR:Stoudt 1 run(kick failed) - BIR 29, HOU 21

HOU:Dillon 8 run(pass failed) - BIR 29, HOU 27

Box Score

                             BIR            HOU
First Downs                   21             15          
Rushes-Yards              46-209          12-70
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-13-109-0    33-17-260-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-24           4-23
Total Plays-Yards         70-318         45-330
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            2-0
Penalties-Yards             3-25          12-69
Turnovers                      1              2
Time of Possession         35:57          24:03

Attendance = 13,202

BIRMINGHAM				     HOUSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       24  13 144  0  1  86.11         Dillon       33  17 283  2  2  75.69

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Carruth      23  84  3.7  1		     Harrell       4  34  8.5  1
Coles        14  59  4.2  0		     Fowler        5  26  5.2  0
Stoudt        8  50  6.3  1                  Dillon        3  10  3.3  1
Gant          1   5  5.0  0		     

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Toler         4  53 13.3  0	   	     Johnson       5 108 21.6  1
McFadden      2  38 19.0  0                  McGhee        3  59 19.7  0
Jones         3  15  5.0  1                  McNeil        3  36 12.0  0
Coles         2  12  6.0  0		     Sanders       3  29  9.7  0
Mason         1  12 12.0  0	             Harrell       2  27 13.5  1
Carruth       1   4  4.0  0		     Verdin        1  24 24.0  0                 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carruth         2  35 17.5  0		     Courville       3  71 23.7  0
Hill            1  16 16.0  0		     Potts           3  41 13.7  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McFadden        2  -1 -0.5  0		     None            -  --   --  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          3-3  47  2-3  11	     Fritsch         0-1  --  3-3   3            
                miss: --                                     miss: 32

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         3 115 38.3                   Corral          3 123 41.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Roe             2  13                        A.Hawkins       1  17
Spencer         2  10                        H.Taylor        1   7                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Woodberry       1  23 23.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -
Roe             1   2  2.0  0

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