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Tampa Bay 17 at Oakland 10


1983 Week 10 - Sunday, May 8, 1983
Tampa Bay Bandits(6-3) at Oakland Invaders(4-5)(-1)
Attendance: 26,989, TV: ABC

OAKLAND(AP) - The Tampa Bay Bandits survived a furious Oakland rally for a 17-10 victory over the Invaders..

Jimmy Jordan, who later left the game with a separated shoulder, fired touchdown passes to Eric Truvillion and Danny Buggs to lead the Bandits. Jordan became a starter when John Reeves broke his wrist three weeks ago.

About 10,000 of the 26,989 ticketholders were no-shows for the nationally televised game at Oakland, where the Invaders trailed 17-0 after three quarters. The Oakland rally fell short despite a 3-yard touchdown run by quarterback Fred Besana and a 30-yard field goal by Kevin Shea.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	3	7	7	0   -	17
OAK	0	0	0      10   -	10

Scoring

TB: Andrusyshyn 22 yd field goal - TB 3, OAK 0

TB: Buggs 9 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 10, OAK 0

TB: Truvillion 18 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 17, OAK 0

OAK:Besana 3 yd run (Shea kick) - TB 17, OAK 7

OAK:Shea 30 yd field goal - TB 17, OAK 10

Box Score

                              TB             LA
First Downs                   17             24
Rushes-Yards               31-93         38-172
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-15-200-2    39-25-254-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-42           3-24
Total Plays-Yards         59-251         80-402
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            6-4
Penalties-Yards             4-28           7-60
Turnovers                      3              6
Time of Possession         25:18          34:42

Attendance = 26,989

TAMPA BAY				     OAKLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Jordan       22  15 200  1  2 108.1          Besana       38  25 254  2  0  62.8
Koonce        2   0   0  1  0   0.0          Jackson       1   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boone        14  46  5.4  0                  Whittington  26 138  5.3  0
Platt        12  28  3.1  0                  Besana        6  31  5.2  1
Franks        3  19  2.6  0                  Henderson     1   6  6.0  0
Koonce        2   0  0.0  0                  Jackson       4   4  1.0  0
                                             Holmes        1   3  3.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Buggs         4  64 16.0  1                  Henderson     4  71 17.8  0
Platt         5  54 10.8  0                  Jackson       7  70 10.0  0
Truvillion    3  52 17.3  1                  Chester       5  41  8.2  0
Cox           1  21 21.0  0                  Whittington   5  36  7.2  0
Franks        1   5  5.0  0                  Banks         3  27  9.0  0
Gilbert       1   4  4.0  0                  Randall       1   9  9.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          1  20 20.0  0                Jackson         2  36 18.0  0
Hanna           1  13 13.0  0                Yancy           1  20 20.0  0
Hayes           1   0  0.0  0                James           1  -2 -2.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          2  19  9.5  0                Banks           1  11 11.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     1-1  22  2-2    5            Shea            1-3  30  1-1    4
                miss: none                                   miss: 55, 42

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     6 274 45.7                   Talley          3 135 45.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Liles           2  23                        Johnson         1  15
Atiyeh          1  10                        Edwards         1   5
McClain         1   9                        Ramey           1   4
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Quinn           1  19 19.0  0                George          2   0  0.0  0
Plummer         1   2  2.0  0                

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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