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Baltimore 7 at Birmingham 14

1985 Week 16 - Saturday, June 8, 1985
Attendance: 24,300, TV: ESPN


(UPI) - Cliff Stoudt threw two touchdown passes to Jim Smith, and a swarming Birmingham defense made several big p1ays to power the Stallions to a 14-7 vIctory over the Baltimore Stars.

Stoudt lobbed an 11-yard scoring pass to Smith in the second quarter, and teamed up with the veteran receiver on a 5-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter.

The victory improved Birmingham's record to 12-4, best in the USFL Eastern Conference.

The defending champion Stars 8-7-1, scored on a fourth-and-goal, 2-yard pass from Chuck Fusina to Scott Fitzkee with 1:26 left.

Baltimore had several earlier scoring chances but Dave Trout missed on field goal attempts of 50, 51 and 50 yards. Birmingham's defense came up with two key turnovers to stop other scorIng drives.

Chuck Clinton robbed the Stars of a scoring chace with less than a minute left in the first half by picking off a Fusina pass in the end zone on second-and-goal from the 7. It was Clanton's interception of the season, a USFL record.

Defensive tackle Doug Smith stopped another threat on the first play of the fourth quarter by forcing and recovering fullback David Riley's fumble on fourth-and-one at the Birmingham 27.


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