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Houston 13 at Denver 16


1985 Week 16 - Sunday, June 9, 1985
Houston Gamblers(9-6) at Denver Gold(10-5)(-5)
Attendance: 12,553, TV: ABC

DENVER(AP) - You aren't supposed to win football games with such offensive futility. In the second and third quarters, the Denver Gold had five straight drives that reached the Houston 4, 2, 9, 13 and 25-yard lines. From those five scoring opportunities, the Gold extracted zero points.

Jim Asmus missed a pair of chip-shot field goals, and Gold quarterback Bob Gagliano was intercepted three times in the end zone.

Asmus, atoning for two earlier missed field-goal attempts, kicked an 18-yarder with one second remaining, lifting the Gold to a 16-13 United States Football League victory over the Houston Gamblers.

The victory enabled the Gold to clinch a playoff berth.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
HOU	3	3	0	7   -   13
DEN	7       0       3       6   -   16

Scoring

DEN:Le.Harris 63 pass from Gagliano(Asmus kick) - DEN 7, HOU 0

HOU:Fritsch 46 FG - DEN 7, HOU 3

HOU:Fritsch 31 FG - DEN 7, HOU 6

DEN:Asmus 40 FG - DEN 10, HOU 6

DEN:Asmus 47 FG - DEN 13, HOU 6

HOU:Fowler 6 run(Fritsch kick) - DEN 13, HOU 13

DEN:Asmus 18 FG - DEN 16, HOU 13

Box Score

                             HOU            DEN
First Downs		      16             20                   
Rushes-Yards               16-77          21-47
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    39-21-214-1    45-24-415-3
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-19	   5-30
Total Plays-Yards         55-291         66-462
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            1-0
Penalties-Yards             4-24           7-47
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         26:57          33:03

Attendance = 12,553 

HOUSTON					     DENVER
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Dillion      38  21 233  1  0  62.72         Gagliano     45  24 445  3  1  67.36
Sanders       1   0   0  0  0   --

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Fowler        6  25  4.2  1		     B.Johnson    15  38  2.5  0
Harrell       6  25  4.2  0		     T.Johnson     2  11  5.5  0
Sanders       2  23 11.5  0		     Gagliano      3   1  0.3  0
Dillion       2   4  2.0  0		     Le.Harris     1  -3 -3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Sanders       4  56 14.0  0		     Le.Harris     4 177 44.3  1
McGhee        4  53 13.3  0		     Lewis         9 130 14.4  0
Barousse      3  42 14.0  0		     Turner        3  40 13.3  0
Johnson       3  29  9.7  0                  B.Johnson     4  39  9.8  0
Fowler        4  24  6.0  0                  Stegall       1  37 37.0  0
Verdin        2  19  9.5  0		     Johnson       3  22  7.3  0
Courville     1  10 10.0  0		                     

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Courville       1  25 25.0  0		     Lo.Harris       3  83 27.7  0
Verdin          1  18 18.0  0
McGhee          1   6  6.0  0
Young           1   0  0.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McNeil          1   0  0.0  0		     Lo.Harris       3  31 10.3  0
					     N.Harris        1   0  0.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Fritsch         2-2  46  1-1   7             Asmus           3-5  47  1-1  10           
                miss: --                                     miss: 19,30

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          6 226 37.7                   Asmus           3 110 36.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Catan           2   5                        Mikolas       1.5 6.5
DeAyala         1  11                        Thornton       1  11
H.Taylor        1   8                        Ogrin         0.5 1.5
Fitzpatrick     1   6                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Roquemore       2  16  8.0  0		     Shields         1  22 22.0  0
Mitchell        1   8  8.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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