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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.

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