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Arizona 14 at Tampa Bay 20


1983 Week 11 - Sunday, May 15, 1983
Arizona Wranglers(4-6) at Tampa Bay Bandits(7-3)(-4.5)
Attendance: 32,327

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Gary Anderson, in his United States Football League debut, rushed for 99 yards and one touchdown Sunday as the Tampa Bay Bandits defeated the Arizona Wranglers20-14.

Anderson gave a dazzling display of open-field moves and also caught four passes for 54 yards. He overshadowed the performance of quarterback Mike Kelley, who was making his first appearance in the absence of John Reaves and Jimmy Jordan, who are both injured.

Anderson swept right end for 12 yards and a touchdown to give Tampa Bay a 20-7 lead with 13:43 left in the third quarter. The elusive runner from Arkansas bolted 26 yards with a screen pass to set up one of two field goals by Zenon Andrusyshyn. The win made Tampa Bay's record 8-3, while Arizona dropped to 4-7.

Arizona didn't make a first down until 10:45 remained in the half and Alan Risher connected with Neil Balholm for an 11-yard pass. Three plays later, Harold Blue burst through the middle, cut outside and ran 25 yards for a touchdown and a 7-3 Arizona lead.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
AZ	0	7	0	7   -   14
TB	3	7	3	7   -   20

TB: Andrusyshyn 49 yd field goal - TB 3, ARI 0

AZ: Blue 25 yd run (Denfeld kick) - ARI 7, TB 3

TB: Truvillion 4 yd pass from Kelley (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 10, ARI 7

TB: Andrusyshyn 46 yd field goal - TB 13, ARI 7

TB: Anderson 12 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 20, ARI 7

AZ: Johnson 16 yd pass from Lane (Norwood kick) - TB 20, ARI 14

Box Score

                             ARI             TB
First Downs                   10             21
Rushes-Yards              26-102         31-149
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    28-13-126-5    41-21-239-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-31           7-48
Total Plays-Yards         59-197         79-340
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            7-3
Penalties-Yards             4-30          10-72
Turnovers                      6              4
Time of Possession         25:04          34:56

Attendance = 32,327

ARIZONA					     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Risher       25  13 126  4  1  40.2          Kelley       39  21 239  1  1  70.3
Manucci       3   0   0  1  0   0.0          Koonce        2   0   0  0  0  39.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Murray       16  57  3.6  0                  Anderson     18  99  5.5  1
Blue          6  36  6.0  1                  Boone         7  34  4.9  0
Risher        3   7  2.3  0                  Platt         3   7  2.3  0
Clark, D      1   2  2.0  0                  Kelley        2   5  2.5  0
                                             Truvillion    1   4  4.0  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Keel          3  45 15.0  0                  Buggs         6  87 14.5  0
Flowers       2  38 19.0  0                  Anderson      4  54 13.5  0
Balholm       3  26  8.7  0                  Gillespie     2  31 15.5  0
MaGee         1   9  9.0  0                  Truvillion    4  18  4.5  1
Blue          1   7  7.0  0                  Platt         2  16  8.0  0
Henry         1   3  3.0  0                  Gilbert       1  15 15.0  0
Murray        2  -2 -1.0  0                  Stephens      1  14 14.0  0
                                             Boone         1   4  4.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Blue            2  31 15.5  0                Gillespie       2  23 11.5  0
Henry           1  22 22.0  0                Hanna           1  12 12.0  0
Redd            1  10 10.0  0                
Banks           1   7  7.0  0                 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Henry           1  11 11.0  0                Bailey          4  17  4.3  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Denfeld         0-0   0  2-2    2            Andrusyshyn     2-3  49  2-2    8
                miss: none                                   miss: 51

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Mees            7 265 37.9                   Andrusyshyn     5 221 44.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Clark, C        3  18                        Johnson         2  13
Nelson          2  18                        Goedecker       1   9
Norris          1   8                        Hayes           1   7
Fisher          1   4                        Ramey           1   2
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Norris          1   0  0.0  0                Hanna           3  31 10.3  0
                                             George          1   1  1.0  0
                                             Taylor          1   0  0.0  0

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