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Chicago 24 at Philadelphia 31


1983 Week 11 - Sunday, May 15, 1983
Chicago Blitz(7-3) at Philadelphia Stars(9-1)(-2)
Attendance: 25,251, TV: ABC

By PHYLLIS MENSING PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kelvin Bryant scored two touchdowns and quarterback Chuck Fusina ran in a third in a 21-point, fourth-quarter explosion as the Philadelphia Stars beat the Chicago Blitz 31-24 in the United States Football League Sunday.

The Stars set up their last two touchdowns off fumbles by Blitz quarterback Greg Landry, as they raised their league leading mark to 10-1. Chicago fell to 7-4 as its three game winning streak ended.

With Philadelphia down 24-10 at the end of the third quarter, Bryant rushed from the 3-yard line 2:30 into the fourth quarter. David Trout's extra point brought the Stars to within 24-17. Bryant set up the tying point with 9:20 left in the game after John Brooks recovered a fumble on Chicago's 16-yard line. Trout's extra point made it 24 all. Three minutes later, the Stars' Sam Mills recovered a fumbleon the Chicago 19-yard line, and Fusina ran 17 yards on a reverse for the go ahead touchdown, with Trout kicking the point-after.

With the Stars held scoreless in the third quarter, Chicago took a 21-10 lead on Landry's 9-yard touchdown pass to Trumaine Johnson, and Frank Corral's 37-yard field goal with 2:29 left made it 24-10. Landry's touchdown pass came after Marcus Anderson recovered a blocked punt on the Stars' 11-yard line.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	7	7      10	0   -   24
PHI	3	7	0      21   -   31

Scoring

CHI:Willis 24 yd pass from Landry (Corral kick) - CHI 7, PHI 0

PHI:Trout 46 yd field goal - CHI 7, PHI 3

PHI:Donovan 12 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 10, CHI 7

CHI:Long 7 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 14, PHI 10

CHI:Johnson 9 yd pass from Landry (Corral kick) - CHI 21, PHI 10

CHI:Corral 37 yd field goal - CHI 24, PHI 10

PHI:Bryant 3 yd run (Trout kick) - CHI 24, PHI 17

PHI:Bryant 5 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 24, CHI 24

PHI:Fusina 17 yd run (Trout kick) - PHI 31, CHI 24

Box Score

                             CHI            PHI
First Downs                   17             21
Rushes-Yards              33-141         42-204
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-13-156-1    28-16-187-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-1           3-31
Total Plays-Yards         58-296         73-360
Fumbles-Lost                 4-2            3-1
Penalties-Yards             6-42           5-53
Turnovers                      3              2
Time of Possession         27:12          32:48

Attendance = 20,931

CHICAGO					     PHILADELPHIA
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Landry       24  13 156  1  2  84.7          Fusina       28  16 187  1  1  74.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Long         16  76  4.8  1                  Bryant       23  98  4.3  2
Spencer      15  65  4.3  0                  Fusina       12  87  7.3  1
Landry        2   0  0.0  0                  Harvin        7  19  2.7  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson       6  82 13.7  1                  Collier       5  79 15.8  0
Willis        2  47 23.5  1                  Fitzkee       3  55 18.3  0
Buggs         3  16  5.3  0                  Bryant        2  17  8.5  0
Long          1   6  6.0  0                  Russell       3  15  5.0  0
Spencer       1   5  5.0  0                  Donovan       1  12 12.0  1
                                             Harvin        1  12 12.0  0
                                             Riley         1  -3 -3.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          1  15 15.0  0                Russell         1  22 22.0  0
Allen           2  31 15.5  0                Harvin          1  16 16.0  0
                                             Dunek           1   7  7.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          2   6  3.0  0                Woerner         4  15  3.8  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          1-2  37  3-3    6            Trout           1-2  46  4-4    7
                miss: 32                                     miss: 46

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          5 211 42.2                   Landeta         4 175 43.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Ah You          1  14                        Fielder         1   1
Schwartz        1  10                        
Ehrmann         1   7                        
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Bradley         1   5  5.0  0                Lush            1   7  7.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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