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Baltimore 28 at Birmingham 14 Playoff


1985 Semifinals - Sunday, July 7, 1985
Baltimore Stars(11-7-1) at Birmingham Stallions(14-5)(-3.5)
Attendance: 23,250, TV: ABC

Baltimore built up a 28-0 lead on the USFL Eastern Conference Champion Birmingham Stallions to gain its third straight USFL Championship Game appearance. The previous two games were as the Philadelphia Stars. Big plays were the difference as the Stars crashed the title hopes of the Stallions. The Stars playoff record stood at 6-1 after the victory. Their only loss was in the 1983 Championship Game to the Michigan Panthers who merged with the Oakland Invaders, the same team that will be Baltimore opponent in the third USFL title game at Giants Stadium.

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Baltimore Stars at Birmingham Stallions (July 7th)

Baltimore      14   7    0    7    -28
Birmingham     0    0    0    14   -14

BAL- Sutton 36 yard interception return (Trout kick)
BAL- Harrison 30 yard pass from Fusina (Trout kick)
BAL- Bryant 70 yard pass from Fusina (Trout kick)
BAL- Bryant 76 yard run (Trout kick)
BIR- Jones 14 yard pass from Stoudt (Miller kick)
BIR- Cribbs 1 yard run (Miller kick)


                    BAL            BIR
first downs         14             21
rushes-yards        28-156         19-46
passing yards       210            324
return yards        66             27
passes              10-16-0        29-50-1
sacks by-yards      1-3            0-0
punts               4-36           5-39
fumbles-lost        2-1            2-1
penalties-yards     6-54           3-40
time of possession  28:54          31:06

Individual Stats

Rushing
BAL- Bryant 13-116, Harvin 11-44, Fusina 3-minus 2, Worthy 1-minus 2
BIR- Stoudt 7-30, Cribbs 9-13, Coles 3-3

Passing
BAL- Fusina 10-16-210-0
BIR- Stoudt 29-50-327-1

Receiving
BAL- Bryant 4-101, Collier 2-23, Harrison 1-30, Fitzkee 1-27, Dunek 1-19, 
Caver 1-10
BIR- J.Smith 10-110, Toler 7-67, Jones 5-87, Cribbs 4-24, Mason 2-26, 
Coles 1-13

Missed Field Goals
BAL- Trout (1) 29
BIR- Miller (1) 43

Attendance 23,250

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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