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Baltimore 7 at Birmingham 14


1985 Week 16 - Saturday, June 8, 1985
Baltimore Stars(8-6-1) at Birmingham Stallions(11-4)(-5)
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.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BAL	0	0	0	7   -    7
BIR	0       7       0       7   -   14

Scoring

BIR:Smith 11 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 7, BAL 0

BIR:Smith 5 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 14, BAL 0

BAL:Fitzkee 2 pass from Fusina(Trout kick) - BIR 14, BAL 7

Box Score

                             BAL            BIR
First Downs                   15             13             
Rushes-Yards               24-60          25-80
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    39-23-197-1    18-14-122-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-47           5-31
Total Plays-Yards         63-257         43-202
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards             4-30           2-10  
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         30:36          29:24

Attendance = 24,300 

BALTIMORE				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       39  23 244  1  1  75.16         Stoudt       18  14 153  1  2 115.97 

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant       12  39  3.3  0		     Coles         7  37  5.3  0
Riley         7  15  2.1  0		     Stoudt        4  19  4.8  0
Fusina        3   8  2.7  0		     Cribbs       11  16  1.5  0
Harvin        2  -2 -1.0  0		     Gant          3   8  2.7  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Caver         6  76 12.7  0		     Toler         3  59 19.7  0
Fitzkee       5  48  9.6  1                  Smith         4  36  9.0  2
Harrison      2  28 14.0  0		     Coles         3  32 10.7  0
Dunek         3  27  9.0  0		     Mason         2  16  8.0  0
Donovan       1  22 22.0  0		     Cribbs        2  10  5.0  0
Bryant        2  19  9.5  0
Riley         3  18  6.0  0
Harvin        1   6  6.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Worthy          2  37 18.5  0		     None            -  --   --  -                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lane            4  31  7.8  0                Sutton          1   0  0.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           0-3  --  1-1   1             Miller          0-0  --  2-2   2      
                miss: 51,50,50                               miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         4 161 40.3                   Parsons         5 193 38.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Fuller        1.5  15                        Kelley          2  21
Fielder         1   7			     Cline           1  11
Opfar           1   4                        Taylor          1   9
Mills           1   3                        S.Smith         1   6                    
Walker        0.5   2

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Lush            1  20 20.0  0		     Clanton         1   0  0.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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