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Birmingham 14 at New Jersey 6


1985 Week 18 - Sunday, June 23, 1985
Birmingham Stallions(12-5) at New Jersey Generals(11-6)(-2.5)
Attendance: 44,098, TV: ABC

E.RUTHERFORD, NJ(AP) - Cliff Stoudt tossed a third-quarter touchdown pass and Ted Walton scored on a 46-yard interception return as the Birmingham Stallions downed New Jersey 14-6 and captured the Eastern Conference title.

The Birmingham victory snapped the Generals 13-game winning streak at home and the Stallions defense ended Herschel Walker's string of rushing for at least 100 yards at 11 straight games by limiting the star running back to 73 yards.

New Jersey finished the regular season at 11-7.

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June 23, 1985
Birmingham Stallions - 14
New Jersey Generals - 6
at Giants Stadium
44,098

Birmingham       0   0  14   0  --  14
New Jersey       3   3   0   0  --   6

1st Qtr ---- NJ - FG Ruzek 20
2nd Qtr ---- NJ - FG Ruzek 48
3rd Qtr ---- BIRM - Smith 3 pass from Stoudt (Miller kick)
             BIRM - Walton 46 interception return (Miller kick)

TEAM STATS           BIRMINGHAM       NEW JERSEY
First Downs                13               15
Rushes-Yards           31-114            33-92
Passing Yards              79              199
Return Yards              101              115
Passes                   7-17-97         14-27-202
Sacks By                  2-3             2-18
Punts                    5-42             3-40
Fumbles-Lost              5-2              4-2
Penalties-Yards          5-50             9-90
Time of Possession      28:56            31:04

INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUSHING = Birmingham: Cribbs 21-79, Stoudt 7-28, Coles 3-7.  New Jersey:
       Walker 25-73, Carthon 7-15, Reeves 1-4.
PASSING = Birmingham: Stoudt 7-17-0-97.  New Jersey: Reeves 14-27-2-202.
RECEIVING = Birmingham: Smith 4-44, J.Jones 2-34, Toler 1-19.  New Jersey:
       Bowers 5-68, Broughton 2-63, Collins 2-56, Carthon 2-5, Walker 2-2,
       Spek 1-8.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = Birmingham: Miller 43.

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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