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Jacksonville 0 at Memphis 31


1985 Week 17 - Saturday, June 15, 1985
Jacksonville Bulls(8-8) at Memphis Showboats(9-7)(-7)
Attendance: 31,634

MEMPHIS (AP)- Quarterback Mike Kelley ran for one touchdown and passed for another as the Memphis Showboats clinched a playoff spot with a 31-0 bombing of the Jacksonville Bulls.

It was the worst beating of the year for the Bulls, who are now 8-9.

Kelley completed 9 of 14 passes for 117 yards before backup quarterback Walter Lewis took over late in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, the Memphis defense held the Bulls to just 42 yards rushing while the Showboats were rolling up 219 yards on the ground.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
JAX	0	0	0	0   -    0
MEM	0      17      14       0   -   31

Scoring

MEM:Kelley 4 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 7, JAX 0

MEM:Duncan 21 FG - MEM 10, JAX 0

MEM:Parker 3 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 17, JAX 0

MEM:Crawford 60 punt return(Duncan kick) - MEM 24, JAX 0

MEM:Heflin 2 pass from Kelley(Duncan kick) - MEM 31, JAX 0

Box Score

                             JAX            MEM
First Downs                   27             20      
Rushes-Yards               14-42         37-219
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    45-24-269-3    18-11-168-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-14           2-20  
Total Plays-Yards         59-311         55-387
Fumbles-Lost                 4-2            2-1
Penalties-Yards             8-50           6-60
Turnovers                      5              1
Time of Possession         26:17          33:43

Attendance = 31,634 

JACKSONVILLE				     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Luther       38  21 253  2  0  53.95         Kelley       14   9 117  0  1 114.29
Mahfouz       7   3  30  1  0  16.07         Lewis         4   2  71  0  0  95.83

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Rozier       13  40  3.1  0		     Spencer      12  74  6.2  0
Mason         1   2  2.0  0		     Williams      9  54  6.0  0
					     Lewis         3  49 16.3  0
					     Parker       10  32  3.2  1
					     Kelley        1   4  4.0  1
					     Heflin        1   3  3.0  0
					     Porter        1   3  3.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Kemp          5  88 17.6  0		     Moser         3  76 25.3  0
Alexis        7  74 10.6  0	             Porter        1  65 65.0  0
Young         4  42 10.5  0 		     Bradley       2  23 11.5  0
Matthews      3  40 13.3  0		     Raugh         1  11 11.0  0
Rozier        3  25  8.3  0		     Williams      1   6  6.0  0
Brown         1  12 12.0  0		     Crawford      2   5  2.5  0
Mason         1   2  2.0  0		     Heflin        1   2  2.0  1             

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Matthews        2  39 19.5  0		     None            -  --   --  -
N.Brown         2  26 13.0  0
Whiting         1  24 24.0  0
Butts           1  10 10.0  0                			     

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Kemp            1   7  7.0  0		     Crawford        3  93 31.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Franco          0-0  --  0-0   0	     Duncan          1-1  21  4-4   7            
                miss: --                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Swider          4 188 47.0                   Miller          3 116 38.7  

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Clasby          1  10                        Clark           1   8
Costello        1  10                        Rose            1   8                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None            -  --   --  -		     Bussey          1  11 11.0  0
                                             Bessilieu       1   0  0.0  0
					     Grant           1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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