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Birmingham 14 at Tampa Bay 17


1985 Week 17 - Saturday, June 15, 1985
Birmingham Stallions(12-4)(-1) at Tampa Bay Bandits(9-7)
Attendance: 42,131

TAMPA (AP)- Gary Anderson rushed for 98 yards and the Tampa Bay Bandits intercepted Cliff Stoudt three times in the third quarter, earning a playoff spot with a 17-14 triumph over the Birmingham Stallions.

Birmingham, which came in with five straight victories and a USFL-best plus 16 turnover differential. suffered 5 interceptions. The Stallions (12-5) will play in New Jersey next Sunday against the Generals (11-6) with the Eastern Conference title on the line. In breaking a four-game losing streak, the Bandits, 10-7, snapped a 7-7 halftime tie on Zenon Andrusyshyn's 34-yard field goal midway through the third quarter. Dwayne Anderson's second interception of the game off Stoudt set up Gary Anderson's 11-yard scoring run with 69 seconds remaining in the period. John Reaves flipped a 6-yard TD pass to Spencer Jackson for the Bandits in the final minute of the first half.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	7	0	0	7   -   14
TB	0       7      10       0   -   17

Scoring

BIR:J.Smith 3 pass from Stoudt(Miller kick) - BIR 7, TB 0

TB: S.Jackson 5 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - BIR 7, TB 7

TB: Andrusyshyn 34 FG - TB 10, BIR 7

TB: G.Anderson 11 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 17, BIR 7

BIR:J.Smith 7 pass from Lane(Miller kick) - TB 17, BIR 14

Box Score

                             BIR            TB
First Downs		      24            17                   
Rushes-Yards               26-99        27-153
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    44-26-317-5   30-13-100-3
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0          2-12
Total Plays-Yards         70-416        57-253
Fumbles-Lost                 3-0           3-1
Penalties-Yards             9-57         12-48
Turnovers                      5             4
Time of Possession         37:13         22:47

Attendance = 42,131

BIRMINGHAM				     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Stoudt       27  16 187  4  1  53.09         Reaves       30  13 112  3  1  25.28
Lane         17  10 130  1  1  78.06

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Stoudt        4  29  7.3  0		     G.Anderson   19  98  5.2  1
Cribbs       12  28  2.3  0                  Boone         6  54  9.0  0
Lane          3  20  6.7  0		     Holman        2   1  0.5  0
Carruth       2  15  7.5  0		     
Coles         5   7  1.4  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
J.Smith      11 139 12.6  2                  Gillespie     3  40 13.3  0
Toler         5  90 18.0  0                  S.Jackson     2  23 11.5  1
Repko         2  38 19.0  0		     G.Anderson    3  16  5.3  0
Jones         2  29 14.5  0		     Harvey        2  13  6.5  0
Mason         3  23  7.7  0                  Holman        1   8  8.0  0
Cribbs        3  -2 -0.7  0		     Brodsky       1   7  7.0  0
					     Boone         1   5  5.0  0                

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carruth         3  60 20.0  0                R.Williams      1  30 30.0  0
McFadden        1  27 27.0  0		     B.Clark         1   4  4.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
McFadden        3   5  1.7  0		     Gillespie       1   0  0.0  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Miller          0-2  --  2-2   2             Andrusyshyn     1-1  34  2-2   5  
                miss: 38,40                                  miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Parsons         3 138 46.0                   Andrusyshyn     6 243 40.5  

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Pureifoy        1   6			     None            -  --
Spencer         1   6                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Clanton         1  18 18.0  0		     D.Anderson      2  23 11.5  0
Dumars          1   0  0.0  0		     Quinn           2  22 11.0  0
Woodberry       1   0  0.0  0		     Thurman         1  33 33.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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