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Chicago 19 at New Jersey 13 OT


1983 Week 12 - Sunday, May 22, 1983
Chicago Blitz(7-4)(-5) at New Jersey Generals(3-8)
Attendance: 33,812, TV: ABC

E. RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) - In overtime, backup quarterback Tim Koegel, who replaced Greg Landry after Landry suffered a broken ankle, scored the winner on a fake field goal, sweeping left for five yards and giving the Chicago Blitz a 19-13 win over New Jersey.

Chicago's win, which moved the Blitz to 8-4, was its second overtime victory over New Jersey this season.

The Generals,now 3-9, led 7-0 at the half, but fell behind, 10-7, in the fourth quarter on Frank Corral's 20-yard field goal. Herschel Walker's 25-yard touchdown run put New Jersey ahead, but Dave Jacobs missed the extra point kick. Corral then tied it on a 35-yarder with 2:58 left after the Blitz recovered a fumble by Walker, who gained 141 yards on the day.

Highlights




May 22, 1983
Chicago Blitz - 19 (OT)
New Jersey Generals - 13
at Giants Stadium
33,812

Chicago		0	0	7	6	6    --	19
New Jersey	7	0	0	6	0    --	13

1st Quarter	NJ - Walker 1 run (Jacobs kick)
2nd Quarter	none
3rd Quarter	CHI - Willis 36 pass from Landry (Corral kick)
4th Quarter	CHI - FG Corral 20
		NJ - Walker 25 run (kick failed)
		CHI - FG Corral 35
Overtime		CHI - Koegel 5 run (no kick attempted)

TEAM STATS:		CHICAGO		NEW JERSEY
First Downs		20		15
Rushes-yards		33-111		42-225
Passing yards		314		112
Return yards		92		81
Passes			21-42-3		10-21-2
Sacks by			3-23		4-33
Punts			5-49.6		7-36.2
Fumbles-lost		1-1		2-1
Penalties-yards		12-74		6-35
Time of possession		36:24		27:29

INDIVIDUAL STATS:
RUSHING = Chicago: Spencer 16-72, Long 13-24, Boatner 1-9, Koegel 1-5, Dennison 2-1.  
	New Jersey: Walker 33-141, Tullis 3-64, Carthon 4-16, Scott 2-4.
PASSING = Chicago: Landry 15-33-3-240, Koegel 6-9-0-74.  New Jersey: Scott 10-21-2-112.
RECEIVING = Chicago: Buggs 5-77, Spencer 5-70, Willis 2-53, Johnson 2-47, Long 4-43, 
	Ricker 2-15, Dennison 1-9.  New Jersey: McConnaughey 2-36, Friede 2-23, 
	Walker 2-17, Slawson 1-15, Bowers 1-13, Sullivan 1-1.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = Chicago: Corral 32, 39.  New Jersey: Jacobs 37.

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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