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Denver 17 at Portland 23


1985 Week 17 - Friday, June 14, 1985
Denver Gold(11-5)(-7) at Portland Breakers(5-11)
Attendance: 18,953, TV: ESPN

PORTLAND, OR (AP) -- Louis Jackson rushed for 129 yards in 25 carries and caught five passes for another 85 yards Friday night to pace the Portland Breakers to a 23-17 United States Football League victory- over the playoff-bound Denver Gold.

The Breakers, 6-11, held the Gold deep in Portland territory in the final seconds to preserve the upset. Tommy Haynes knocked down Bob Gagliano's fourth-down pass at the goal line to seal the victory with 25 seconds to play.

Matt Robinson passed for 304 yards, threw one touchdown pass and ran for another for the Breakers, who led nearly the entire game.

Tim Mazzetti kicked three field goals, but missed a 35-varder with less than two minutes to go to give Denver a chance.

The Gold easily moved down the field, but had trouble after reaching the Portland 11 and never made it past the eight.

The loss by the Gold, 11-6, means Oakland can clinch the Western Conference title with a victory at home against New Jersev Saturday.

Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
DEN	0	7	7	3   -   17
POR	7       3      10       3   -   23

Scoring

POR:Johnson 79 pass from Robinson(Mazzetti kick) - POR 7, DEN 0

DEN:Johnson 1 run(Asmus kick) - POR 7, DEN 7

POR:Mazzetti 50 FG - POR 10, DEN 7

DEN:Hemphill 78 fumble return TD(Asmus kick) - DEN 14, POR 7

POR:Robinson 1 run(Mazzetti kick) - POR 17, DEN 14

POR:Mazzetti 31 FG - POR 20, DEN 14

POR:Mazzetti 39 - POR 23, DEN 14

DEN:Asmus 23 FG - POR 23, DEN 17

Box Score

                             DEN            POR
First Downs           	      15             20        
Rushes-Yards               16-68         40-143
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    40-20-248-2    32-15-294-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-37           1-10   
Total Plays-Yards         56-316         72-437
Fumbles-Lost                 2-0            3-1
Penalties-Yards             4-25           5-42 
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         25:28          34:32

Attendance = 18,953 

DENVER					     PORTLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Gagliano     35  20 285  2  0  59.82         Robinson     30  15 304  0  1  97.08
					     Jackson       1   0   0  1  0   --

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Johnson      12  60  5.0  1		     Jackson      25 129  5.2  0
Gagliano      4   8  2.0  0		     Jordan       12  39  3.3  0
					     Robinson      1   1  1.0  1
					     Johnson       1  -3 -3.0  0
					     Ricks         1 -23 -23.0 0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Lewis         7 177 25.3  0                  Johnson       5 149 29.8  1
Stegall       5  48  9.6  0		     Jackson       5  95 19.0  0
T.Johnson     1  17 17.0  0		     Brown         2  22 11.0  0
Turner        1  16 16.0  0		     Franz         1  17 17.0  0
Le.Harris     4  15  3.8  0		     Jordan        1  17 17.0  0
B.Johnson     2  12  6.0  0		     Ross          1  14 14.0  0                 

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lo.Harris       6 152 25.3  0		     Jackson         2  25 12.5  0
					     Clark           1  15 15.0  0
					     Ricks           1  15 15.0  0               

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lo.Harris       1  20 20.0  0		     Hall            2   1  0.5  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Asmus           1-1  23  2-2   5	     Mazzetti        3-4  50  2-2  11
                miss: --                                     miss: 35
 
Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Asmus           6 209 34.8                   Gossett         4 168 42.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Buben           1  10                        Baylis          2  15
					     Hughes          1   8
					     Neil            1   7
					     Needham         1   7

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Miller          1   0  0.0  0		     Storr           1  11 11.0  0
					     Needham         1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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