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Oakland 28 at Memphis 19 Playoff


1985 Semifinals - Saturday, July 6, 1985
Oakland Invaders(14-4-1) at Memphis Showboats(12-7)(-3)
Attendance: 37,796, TV: ABC

MEMPHIS, TN (UPI) - Bobby Hebert connected with Anthony Carter for two touchdowns Saturday to lead a second-half rally that gave the Oakland Invaders a 28-19 victory over the Memph is Showboats and a trip to the USFL championship.

The Invaders will face the winner of Sunday's game between Baltimore and Birmingham for the league championship July 14, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Oakland trailed 13-7 early in the third quarter before breaking the game open with three straight touchdowns. Hebert hit Carter with touchdown passes of 24 and 19 yards in the third period, then scored on a 1-yard run to put the Invaders ahead 28-13 with 5:55 left in the game.

Memphis' Anthony Parker scored his second touchdown with 27-yard run with 4:19 left to close the lead to 28-19. Showboats quarterback Mike Kelley found Derrick Crawford in the end zone for an apparent two-point conversion, but the play was nullified when Memphis was called for holding.

Hebert connected on 18-of-33 for 287 yards and Carter caught nine passes for 154 yards. Williams rushed for 70 yards to lead Oakland. Parker gained 68 yards for Memphis while Kelley was good on 13-of-25 attempts for 163 yards.

Oakland opened the scoring in the second period on a 7-yard run by John Williams. The Showboats took a 10-7 halftime lead when Alan Duncan kicked a 34-yard field goal and Parker scored on a 23-yard run.

Complete Game




	1	2	3	4	F
OAK	0	7      14	7   -   28
MEM	0      10       3       6   -   19

Scoring

OAK:Williams 7 run(Bojovic kick) - OAK 7, MEM 0

MEM:Duncan 34 FG - OAK 7, MEM 3

MEM:Parker 23 run(Duncan kick) - MEM 10, OAK 7

MEM:Duncan 47 FG - MEM 13, OAK 7

OAK:Carter 24 pass from Hebert(Bojovic kick) - OAK 14, MEM 13

OAK:Carter 19 pass from Hebert(Bojovic kick) - OAK 21, MEM 13

OAK:Hebert 1 run(Bojovic kick) - OAK 28, MEM 13

MEM:Parker 27 run(pass failed) - OAK 28, MEM 19

Box Score

                             OAK            MEM
First Downs 		      21             17                  
Rushes-Yards              34-110         21-141
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-18-276-2    25-13-163-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-11           6-39
Total Plays-Yards         67-386         46-304
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            1-0
Penalties-Yards             6-24           5-30
Turnovers                      2              1
Time of Possession         34:06          25:54

Attendance = 37,796

OAKLAND					     MEMPHIS
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert       33  18 287  2  2  78.72         Kelley       25  13 202  1  0  62.42

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Williams     15  70  4.7  1                  Parker        8  68  8.5  2
Bentley      12  38  3.2  0                  Spencer      12  46  3.8  0
Newton        3   3  1.0  0                  Lewis         1  27 27.0  0
Hebert        4  -1 -0.3  1

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Carter        9 154 17.1  2                  Moser         5 103 20.6  0
Holloway      3  60 20.0  0		     Crawford      2  31 15.5  0    
Banks         3  41 13.7  0                  Bradley       2  24 12.0  0
Bentley       2  23 11.5  0                  Spencer       2  23 11.5  0   
Newton        1   9  9.0  0		     Parker        1  12 12.0  0
					     Shirk         1   9  9.0  0         

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Faulkner        3  70 23.3  0                Crawford        2  60 30.0  0
Brown           1  22 22.0  0		     Porter          1  20 20.0  0
                                             Parker          1  14 14.0  0                

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Faulkner        1  14 14.0  0		     Crawford        2   9  4.5  0                

Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         0-1  --  4-4   4	     Duncan          2-2  47  1-1   5            
                miss: 53                                     miss: --

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          3 116 38.7                   Miller          4 134 33.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Moore           1   9                        Bussey          1  11
Smith           1   8
McClanahan      1   6
Shaw            1   6
Bennett         1   5
Hollie          1   5                    

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
McKeever        1   0  0.0  0                Odums           1  31 31.0  0
					     Hammond         1   0  0.0  0

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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