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Los Angeles 20 at Birmingham 35


1983 Week 11 - Saturday, May 14, 1983
Los Angeles Express(5-5) at Birmingham Stallions(5-5)(-3)
Attendance: 42,212, TV: ESPN

BIRMINGHAM(AP) - Bob Lane passed for three touchdowns and set up two others as the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Los Angeles Express 35-20 in a United States Football League game last night.

Lane, Birmingham's top quarterback with Reggie Collier out for the season with a knee injury, connected for 27 yards to Earl Gant, 22 to Jim Smith and 16 to Lonnie Johnson for scores.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
LA	0	7	0      13   -   20
BIR    14      14	7	0   -   35

Scoring

BIR:Talton 11 yd run (Norwood kick) - BIR 7, LA 0

BIR:Gant 27 yd pass from Lane (Norwood kick) - BIR 14, LA 0

BIR:Smith 22 yd pass from Lane (Norwood kick) - BIR 21, LA 0

BIR:Talton 4 yd run (Norwood kick) - BIR 28, LA 0

LA: Ellis 11 yd pass from Rae (Abbott kick) - BIR 28, LA 7

BIR:Johnson 16 yd pass from Lane (Norwood kick) - BIR 35, LA 7

LA: Haines 5 yd pass from Rae (Abbott kick) - BIR 35, LA 14

LA: Allen 33 yd pass from Ramsey (kick failed) - BIR 35, LA 20

Box Score

                              LA            BIR
First Downs                   15             11
Rushes-Yards                9-36         46-194
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    53-30-331-2    24-13-268-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-39            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         67-328         70-462
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            3-3
Penalties-Yards             7-33           6-70
Turnovers                      3              4
Time of Possession         26:28          33:32

Attendance = 42,212

LOS ANGELES				     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Rae          25  15 173  1  2  94.0          Lane         24  13 268  1  3  94.0
Ramsey       28  15 158  1  1  93.8          
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Harrington    2  19  9.5  0                  Talton       25 147  5.9  2
Ramsey        3  11  3.7  0                  Johnson      11  27  2.5  0
Barnett       1   4  4.0  0                  Gant          3   8  2.7  0
Boddie        3   2  0.7  0                  White         4   8  2.0  0
                                             Lane          3   4  1.3  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Allen         5 110 22.0  1                  Smith         9 189 21.0  1
Haines        8 105 13.1  1                  Gant          2  56 28.0  1
Ellis        10  64  6.4  1                  Johnson       1  16 16.0  1
Harrington    3  21  7.0  0                  Anderson      1   7  7.0  0
Moser         1  14 14.0  0                  
Boddie        2  12  6.0  0                  
Sherrod       1   5  5.0  0                   
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Tolbert         3  86 28.7  0                Johnson         4  68 17.0  0
Allen           2  31 15.5  0                 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Fox             1   7  7.0  0                Frederick       2  13  6.5  0
Allen           1   4  4.0  0                Talton          1   0  0.0  0
   
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Abbott          0-1   0  2-3    2            Norwood         0-0   0  5-5    5
                miss: 45                                     miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       6 279 46.5                   Bollinger       5 195 39.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Spencer         2  15
                                             Smith           1   7
                                             McPherson       1   5
                                             Cline         0.5  11
                                             Raines        0.5   1
   
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Hosea           1   7  7.0  0                Thompson        1  22 22.0  0
                                             McPherson       1  13 13.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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