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New Jersey 24 at Michigan 31

1983 Week 11 - Monday, May 16, 1983
Attendance: 32,862, TV: ESPN


PONTIAC, MI (AP) - New Jersey's Herschel Walker and a five-game winning streak by the Michigan Panthers brought out the crowds at the Pontiac Silverdome. They got what they wanted -- a good show by Walker ... and a better show by their own Ken Lacy.

"I think Lacy got tired of hearing that 'Come see (Herschel) Waiker run' stuff," Michigan Coach Jim Stanley said following Monday night's 31-24 victory over the Generals in one of three United States Football League games. "I think he wanted them to come see Lacy run."

While Walker ran for 87 yards -- and caught passes for 105 more -- it was Lacy who generally won the hearts of the 32,862 Panther fans, chalking up 156 yards and a touchdown as Michigan cameback from a 17-3 halftime deficit with an explosive third quarter. "I thought we showed some real class and poise, coming back the way we did," said Stanley.

John Williams also made the crowd sit up and take notice with a fine second-half performance, scoring two of the three TDs in the Panthers' rally to help them extend their current winning streak to six.

Walker, meanwhile, moved back into the USFL rushing lead with 1,138 yards, 17 ahead of Philadelphia's Kelvin Bryant. Walker also caught three passes for 105 yards.

May 16, 1983
Michigan Panthers - 31
New Jersey Generals - 24
at Silverdome
32,862

New Jersey	10	7	0	7    --	24
Michigan		0	3	21	7    --	31

1st Quarter	NJ - FG Jacobs 44
		NJ - Walker 2 run (Jacobs kick)
2nd Quarter	MICH - FG Bojovic 23
		NJ - Sullivan 4 run (jacobs kick)
3rd Quarter	MICH - Williams 10 run (Bojovic kick)
		MICH - Lacy 2 run (Bojovic kick)
		MICH - Williams 3 run (Bojovic kick)
4th Quarter	NJ - Walker 65 pass from Scott (Jacobs kick)
		MICH - Williams 1 run (Bojovix kixk)

TEAM STATS:		NEW JERSEY	MICHIGAN
First Downs		17		28
Rushes-yards		35-129		43-266
Passing yards		241		193
Return yards		2		11
Passes			13-20-2		14-19-0
Sacks by			5-38		3-18
Punts			2-35		2-36
Fumbles-lost		3-1		1-1
Penalties-yards		4-45		3-20
Time of possession		26:55		33:05

INDIVIDUAL STATS:
RUSHING = New Jersey: Walker 24-87, Carthon 3-12, Sullivan 5-20, Scott 2-2, Knapple 1-8.  
	Michigan: Lacy 22-156, Williams 16-79, Miller 5-31.
PASSING = New Jersey: Scott 13-20-259-2.  Michigan: Hebert 14-19-231-0.
RECEIVING = New Jersey: Bowers 8-133, Walker 3-105, McConnaughey 1-15, Carthon 1-6.
	Michigan: Carter 5-102, Echols 4-63, Cobb 3-42, Holloway 2-24.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = Michigan: Bojovic 43.

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