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Tampa Bay 24 at Portland 27


1985 Week 16 - Saturday, June 8, 1985
Tampa Bay Bandits(9-6)(-10) at Portland Breakers(4-11)
Attendance: 15,521

PORTLAND (AP) - Matt Robinson threw for two touchdowns Saturday to lead the Portland Breakers to a 27-24 United States Football League victory over the Tampa Bay Bandits.

Portland running beck Buford Jordan added two touchdown runs, each of five yards. Tampa, which could have clinched a playoff berth with a victory, fell to a season record of 9-7. Portland improved to 5-11.

Robinson threw touchdown passes of 24 and 39 yards to wide receiver Nolan Franz In the first quarter. One or Tim Mazzetti's extra point attempts was blocked but Tampa never overcame Portland's 13-point lead.

Portland Coach Dick Coury was happy with the way his defense held in the second half although the Bandits scored three touchdowns.

"Our defense came through when they had to," Coury said. "I've said all along that I've never doubted the attitude of these players. You've seen them in practice, they work real hard and the coaches work real hard."

Defensive end Frankie Wilson, playing his first game for the Breakers, intercepted a Bandit pass on Portland's 9-yard line with six minutes remaining in the game.

Wilson returned the interceptIon 68 yards to the Tampa Bay 28 in the 4th quarter.

"Our new guy Wilson did a real good job with that interception and return," Coury said.

"They're a good football team. I just thank God we had more points on the board at the end of the game."

Tampa Bay Coach Steve Spurrier was upset by the Bandits turnovers.

"We just didn't play very sharp. We had a lot of chances but we even gave them one touchdown," Spurrier said.

"I don't know what happened, we just got beat."

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0	3	7      14   -   24
POR    13       0       7       7   -   27

Scoring

POR:Franz 24 pass from Robinson(Mazzetti kick) - POR 7, TB 0

POR:Franz 39 pass from Robinson(kick blocked) - POR 13, TB 0

TB: Andrusyshyn 25 FG - POR 13, TB 3

POR:Jordan 5 run(Mazzetti kick) - POR 20, TB 3

TB:Brodsky 21 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - POR 20, TB 10

POR:Jordan 5 run(Mazzetti kick) - POR 27, TB 10

TB: Gillespie 25 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - POR 27, TB 17

TB: Brodasky 32 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - POR 27, TB 24

Box Score

                             TB            POR
First Downs                  26             15 
Rushes-Yards              20-96         35-126
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   48-29-323-1    19-11-160-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-7            1-4
Total Plays-Yards        68-419         54-286
Fumbles-Lost                4-2            4-1
Penalties-Yards            3-24           5-50 
Turnovers                     3              1 
Time of Possession        28:10          31:50

Attendance = 15,521 

TAMPA BAY				     PORTLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Reaves       47  29 330  1  3  95.17         Robinson     18  11 164  1  2 104.86 

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Holman        6  48  8.0  0		     Jordan       16  45  2.8  2
Anderson      9  46  5.1  0                  V.Williams    9  44  4.9  0
R.Williams    3   4  1.3  0		     Jackson       7  17  2.4  0
Reaves        2   2  1.0  0                  Beverly       2  17  8.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Brodsky       4  83 20.8  2		     Franz         2  63 31.5  2
Harvey        7  79 11.3  0                  Brown         2  34 17.0  0
R.Williams    5  51 10.2  0		     Ross          2  29 14.5  0
Anderson      7  41  5.8  0		     V.Williams    3  25  8.3  0
Gillespie     2  41 20.5  1		     Jackson       1   8  8.0  0
Holman        4  35  8.8  0		     Johnson       1   5  5.0  0		     
                 
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
R.Williams      5 116 23.2  0                Ricks           4  69 17.3  0
					     Storr           1   2  2.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Gillespie       2  16  8.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     1-2  25  3-3   6             Mazzetti        0-0  --  3-4   3
                miss: 37                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     2  59 29.5                   Gossett         4 163 40.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
K.Clark         1   4                        Adams           1   7                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -                Wilson          1  68 68.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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