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Michigan 28 at Boston 24


1983 Week 9 - Sunday, May 1, 1983
Michigan Panthers(4-4) at Boston Breakers(5-3)(-3)
Attendance: 10,971, TV: ABC

BOSTON (AP) - John Williams scored on a 1-yard dive with 1:23 left and a late Boston rally ended three yards short of the Michigan goal line, as the Panthers held on for a 28-24 United States Football League victory over the Breakers on Sunday.

The touchdown, which extended Michigan's winning streak to four, overshadowed a brilliant passing performance by Boston's Johnnie Walton, who completed 37 of 49 for three touchdowns and 422 yards.

Williams' touchdown capped a 43-yard drive that followed a 17-yard punt by Boston's Dario Casarino.

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	1	2	3	4	F
MIC	7	7	0      14   -   28
BOS	0      10	0      14   -   24

Scoring

MIC:Echols recovered fumble in end zone (Bojovic kick) - MCH 7, BOS 0

BOS:Franz 44 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 7, MCH 7

BOS:Mazzetti 38 yd field goal - BOS 10, MCH 7

MIC:Cobb 5 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MCH 14, BOS 10

MIC:Carter 47 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MCH 21, BOS 10

BOS:Steels 1 yd pass from Walton (pass failed) - MCH 21, BOS 16

BOS:Steels 13 yd pass from Walton (Crump pass from Walton) - BOS 24, MCH 21

MIC:Williams 1 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 28, BOS 24

Box Score

                             MCH            BOS
First Downs                   16             26
Rushes-Yards              38-121          20-65
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    26-17-247-0    48-37-423-0
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-7            1-6
Total Plays-Yards         65-361         69-482
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            4-2
Penalties-Yards            14-58          13-69
Turnovers                      1              2
Time of Possession         29:01          30:59

Attendance = 12,818

MICHIGAN				     BOSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert       26  17 247  0  2 121.8          Walton       48  37 423  0  3 123.9
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Lacy         16  55  3.4  0                  Davis         7  26  3.7  0
Williams     13  41  3.2  1                  Crump        11  22  2.0  0
Miller, C     4  18  4.5  0                  Smith, C      1  13 13.0  0
Hebert        5   7  1.4  0                  Steels        1   4  4.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Carter        3  77 25.7  1                  Franz         6 103 17.2  1
Cobb          5  53 10.6  1                  Lockett       8  85 10.6  0
Holloway      2  39 19.5  0                  Smith, C      4  75 18.8  0
Miller, C     2  36 18.0  0                  Crump         8  66  8.3  0
McClain       1  19 19.0  0                  Davis         6  65 10.8  0
Echols        2  14  7.0  0                  Steels        5  29  5.8  2
Lacy          2   9  4.5  0                  

Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Williams        3  90 30.0  0                Steels          4  58 14.5  0
                                             Matthews        1  24 24.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carter          3  17  5.7  0                Wilson          3  22  7.3  0
                                             Matthews        1   5  5.0  0
                                             Steels          1   0  0.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         0-0   0  4-4    4            Mazzetti        1-1  38  1-1    4
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       8 323 40.4                   Casarino        6 280 46.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Corker          1   6                        Lee             1   7
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None

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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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