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Tampa Bay 27 at Oakland 30 Playoff


1985 Quarterfinals - Sunday, June 30, 1985
Tampa Bay Bandits(10-8) at Oakland Invaders(13-4-1)(-10)
Attendance: 19,346, TV: ABC

OAKLAND(AP) - Novo Bojovic remembered last year's USFL playoffs, when he missed three field goals in a losing effort for the Michigan Panthers. "I wasn't about to let last year repeat itself," the Oakland Invaders placekicker said after booting a 23-yard field goal on the last play of the game to give his team a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Bandits in the opening round of the United States Football League playoffs.

Bojovic also atoned for a 31-yard field goal attempt he missed with 5:14 left. He earlier kicked field goals of 37 and 52 yards setting up next weekends game against the Memphis Showboats who on Sunday battered the Denver Gold 48-7.

Tampa Bay quarterback John Reaves passed for three touchdowns and ran for another. His 15-yard TD pass to Willie Gillespie with 9:41 left in the game tied it at 27, but kicker Zenon Andrusyshyn missed on a 35-yard extra-point attempt after penalties nullified two earlier successful conversions.

Then Oakland marched to the winning field goal, waiting until only two seconds were left on the clock to call a time out.

Complete Game




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0      14	7	6   -   27
OAK	3       7      10      10   -   30

Scoring

OAK:Bojovic 37 FG - OAK 3, TB 0

TB: Jackson 5 pass from Reaves(Andusyshyn kick) - TB 7, OAK 3

TB: G.Anderson 73 pass from Reaves(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 14, OAK 3

OAK:Holloway 25 pass from Hebert(Bojovic kick) - TB 14, OAK 10

OAK:Carter 40 pass from Hebert(Bojovic kick) - OAK 17, TB 14

OAK:Bojovic 52 FG(Bojovic kick) - OAK 20, TB 14

TB: Reaves 6 run(Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 21, OAK 20

OAK:Newton 1 run(Bojovic kick) - OAK 27, TB 21

TB: Gillespie 15 pass from Reaves(kick failed) - OAK 27, TB 27

OAK:Bojovic 23 FG - OAK 30, TB 27

Box Score

                             TB            OAK
First Downs                  19             17      
Rushes-Yards             24-119          26-94
Passing (A-C-Y-I)   30-18-299-3    28-15-250-2
Sacked-Yards Lost          2-16           1-12  
Total Plays-Yards        54-418         54-344
Fumbles-Lost                2-1            0-0
Penalties-Yards            6-45         11-105 
Turnovers                     4              2
Time of Possession        26:57          33:03

Attendance = 19,346 

TAMPA BAY				     OAKLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Reaves       30  18 315  3  3  89.58         Hebert       27  15 271  2  2  84.03
					     Faulkner      1   0   0  0  0   ---

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
G.Anderson   13  90 18.4  0		     J.Williams   14  45  3.2  0
Boone        10  23  2.3  0		     A.Bentley     7  38  5.4  0
Reaves        1   6  6.0  1                  Newton        3   5  1.7  1
					     Carter        1   4  4.0  0
					     Holloway      1   2  2.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
G.Anderson    5 111 22.2  1                  Holloway      3  75 25.0  1
Jackson       5  87 17.4  1                  Banks         2  73 36.5  0
Brodsky       2  49 24.5  0		     Carter        2  52 26.0  1
Gillespie     2  38 19.0  1                  A.Bentley     4  37  9.3  0
Harvey        3  24  8.0  0		     J.Williams    3  24  8.0  0
Boone         1   6  6.0  0		     Cozen         1  10 10.0  0

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
F.Carter        6 157 26.2  0		     Faulkner        3  85 28.3  0
					     O.Brown         2  35 17.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Jackson         1   8  8.0  0		     None            -  --   --  -                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     0-1  --  3-4   3             Bojovic         3-4  52  3-3  12     
                miss: 28                                     miss: 31

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     1  34 34.0                   Talley          3 142 47.3 

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Ramey           1  12                        Hollie          1   8
					     Shaw            1   8                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Harrell         1   0  0.0  0		     O.Davis         2  34 17.0  0
Thurman         1   0  0.0  0		     McKeever        1   6  6.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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