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Orlando 17 at Memphis 41


1985 Week 16 - Friday, June 7, 1985
Orlando Renegades(4-11) at Memphis Showboats(8-7)(-13.5)
Attendance: 23,216, TV: ESPN

Memphis (AP) - Running back Anthony Parker ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as the host Memphis Showboats walloped the Orlando Renegades 41-17 in a United States Football League game.

Tim Spencer added another 110 yards rushing for the Showboats.

As promised, Showboat Coach Pepper Rodgers used both veteran Mike Kelley and second-year pro Walter Lewis at quarterback, and both produced 4-yard touchdown runs. Kelley also threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to flanker Greg Moser, and kicker Alan Duncan kicked field goals of 21 and 41 yards.

The victory gave the Showboats a 9-7 record. The Renegades dropped to 4-12. Friday's win avenged a 28-17 loss to the Renegades earlier this season.

Rodgers announced early this week that he would use both his quarterbacks in an effort to shake the club out of a two-game losing streak.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
ORL	7      10	0	0   -   17
MEM	7       7       6      21   -   41

Scoring

ORL:Flowers 8 pass from Collier(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 7, MEM 0

MEM:Parker 1 run(Duncan kick) - ORL 7, MEM 7

ORL:Collier 71 run(Brockhaus kick) - ORL 14, MEM 7

MEM:Kelley 4 run(Duncan kick) - ORL 14, MEM 14

ORL:Brockhaus 41 FG - ORL 17, MEM 14

MEM:Duncan 24 FG - ORL 17, MEM 17

MEM:Duncan 41 FG - MEM 20, ORL 17

MEM:Moser 10 pass from Kelley(Duncan kick) - MEM 27, ORL 17

MEM:Parker 1 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 34, ORL 17

MEM:Lewis 4 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 41, ORL 17

Box Score

                             ORL            MEM
First Downs                   14             18   
Rushes-Yards               14-88         37-270
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    40-22-124-1    24-15-166-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-31            1-7
Total Plays-Yards         54-212         61-436
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-0
Penalties-Yards             5-35           6-52
Turnovers                      1              1
Time of Possession         26:59          33:01

Attendance = 23,218 

ORLANDO					     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Collier      31  17 123  1  1  61.63         Kelley       21  14 163  1  1  86.01
Golsteyn      9   5  31  0  0  62.73         Lewis         3   1   8  0  0  42.36

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Collier       4  77 19.3  1                  Spencer      14 110  7.9  0
Crump         7  22  3.1  0                  Parker       13  90  6.9  2
Claitt        1   3  3.0  0		     Lewis         5  69 13.8  1
Johnson       1  -1 -1.0  0		     Kelley        1   4  4.0  1
					     Porter        1   3  3.0  0
					     Williams      3  -6 -2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         5  47  9.4  0                  Bradley       4  63 15.8  0
Walters       5  46  9.2  0		     Shirk         3  35 11.7  0
Claitt        3  23  7.7  0                  Crawford      3  30 10.0  0
Flowers       1   8  8.0  1		     Spencer       2  14  7.0  0
Niziolek      1   8  8.0  0                  Parker        1  12 12.0  0
Parrish       1   8  8.0  0		     Moser         1  10 10.0  1
Crump         5   7  1.4  0                  Porter        1   7  7.0  0
Johnson       1   7  7.0  0		     
		                     
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Parrish         6 116 19.3  0		     Crawford        3  79 26.3  0
Sanchez         2  30 15.0  0                 

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -		     Crawford        2  32 16.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Brockhaus       1-1  41  2-2   5             Duncan          2-2  41  5-5  11            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Cater           5 230 46.0                   Miller          2  57 28.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Freeman         1   7                        White           3  24                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Atkins          1  12 12.0  0                Bessillieu      1   2  2.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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