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New Jersey 29 at Oakland 34


1985 Week 17 - Saturday, June 15, 1985
New Jersey Generals(11-5) at Oakland Invaders(11-4-1)(-6.5)
Attendance: 24,338, TV: ESPN

OAKLAND - Albert Bentley bulled over for two 1-yard touchdown runs Saturday night and the Oakland Invaders overcame a more than 200-yard rushing performance by Herschel Walker to clinch the Western Conference title with a 34-29 victory over the New Jersey Generals.

The Invaders improved to 12-4-1 and combined with Denver's loss Friday with Portland clinched their second Western title in three years. New Jersey, which has already clinched a playoff spot, fell to 11-6.

It was the 11th straight week that Walker bettered 100 yards.

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Highlights




June 15, 1985
Oakland Invaders - 34
New Jersey Generals - 29
at Oakland Coliseum
24,338

New Jersey   3   10    0   16 --   29
Oakland      7   13   14    0 --   34

1st Qtr ---- OAK - Williams 8 run (Bojovic kick)
             NJ - FG Ruzek 39
2nd Qtr ---- OAK - A.Bentley 1 run (Bojovic kick)
             OAK - McKeever 85 interception return (kick blocked)
             NJ - Gilbert 31 fumble return (Ruzek kick)
             NJ - FG Ruzek 32
3rd Qtr ---- OAK - Newton 1 run (Bojovic kick)
             OAK - Holloway 12 pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick)
4th Qtr ---- NJ - Walker 1 run (kick failed)
             NJ - FG Ruzek 21
             NJ - Collins 15 pass from Reeves (Ruzek kick)

TEAM STATS            NEW JERSEY       OAKLAND
First Downs                 20             24
Rushes-Yards            34-228         25-119
Passing Yards              172            239
Return Yards                42            104
Passes                   14-25-1        13-21-1
Sacks By                  1-12            1-0
Punts                     4-39           4-29
Fumbles-Lost               0-0            2-2
Penalties-Yards          11-83           7-51
Time of Possession       31:30          28:30

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = New Jersey: Walker 26-209, Carthon 6-14, Reeves 1-5, Spek 1-0.
       Oakland: Williams 14-67, Bentley 7-43, Jordan 2-8, Newton 2-1.
PASSING = New Jersey: Reeves 14-25-1-172.  Oakland: Hebert 13-21-1-263.
RECEIVING = New Jersey: Bowers 5-88, Carthon 4-21, Collins 3-34, Walker 1-23,
       Harmon 1-6.  Oakland: Carter 4-98, Banks 4-82, Holloway 2-34,
       J.Williams 1-21, Cozen 1-20, A.Bentley 1-8.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = None

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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