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Philadelphia 17 at Boston 21


1983 Week 13 - Sunday, May 29, 1983
Philadelphia Stars(11-1)(-3.5) at Boston Breakers(7-5)
Attendance: 15,668, TV: ABC

BOSTON - By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer - Boston's 21-17 victory Sunday over Philadelphia on a last-play tipped touchdown catch by Frank Lockett halted the Stars' eight-game winning streak and prevented them from winning the United States Football League's Atlantic Division title.

Boston began its winning 65-yard drive with 1:50 to play. Johnnie Walton threw on all 12 plays, completing seven passes.

On fourth-and-two at the Philadelphia 14 with four seconds to go, Walton threw to Charlie Smith in a crowd in the end zone. The ball bounced off Smith's hand and fluttered a few feet away to Lockett.

His catch gave the Breakers, 8-5, their third consecutive victory and dropped the Stars to 11-2.

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	1	2	3	4	F
PHI     0      10	0	7   -   17
BOS	0	0	6      15   -   21

Scoring

PHI:Trout 35 yd field goal - PHI 3, BOS 0

PHI:Collier 8 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 10, BOS 0

BOS:Mazzetti 33 yd field goal - PHI 10, BOS 3

BOS:Mazzetti 19 yd field goal - PHI 10, BOS 6

BOS:C. Smith 16 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 13, PHI 10

PHI:Collier 5 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 17, BOS 13

BOS:Lockett 14 yd pass from Walton (2-point conversion awarded) - BOS 21, PHI 17

Box Score

                             PHI            BOS
First Downs                   16             20
Rushes-Yards              39-109          19-66
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    22-11-114-0    52-29-298-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-25            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         65-198         71-364
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            3-2
Penalties-Yards              0-0           6-50
Turnovers                      1              3
Time of Possession         31:00          29:00

Attendance = 15,668

PHILADELPHIA				     BOSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Fusina       22  11 114  0  2  95.6          Walton       52  29 298  1  2  77.2
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Bryant       21  47  2.2  0                  Crump        11  38  3.5  0
Russell       8  42  5.3  0                  Johnson, D    4  12  3.0  0
Harvin        3  19  6.3  0                  Davis         2   8  4.0  0
Riley         1   5  5.0  0                  Walton        1   6  6.0  0
Fusina        6  -4 -0.7  0                  Steels        1   2  2.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Fitzkee       3  45 15.0  0                  Franz         6  96 16.0  0
Collier       3  31 10.3  2                  Coash         2  48 24.0  0
Donovan       1  20 20.0  0                  Smith, C      3  40 13.3  1
Bryant        3  14  4.7  0                  Davis         5  32  6.4  0
Folsom        1   4  4.0  0                  Johnson, D    5  28  5.6  0
                                             Giammona      5  17  3.4  0
                                             Lockett       1  14 14.0  1
                                             Crump         1  12 12.0  0
                                             Combs         1  11 11.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Harvin          2  39 19.5  0                Wilson          2  42 21.0  0
Rodenberger     1  13 13.0  0                Hughes          1  18 18.0  0
Russell         1  11 11.0  0                
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Woerner         2  23 11.5  0                Wilson          2  12  6.0  0
                                             Giammona        1   9  9.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Trout           1-2  35  2-2    5            Mazzetti        2-2  33  1-1    7
                miss: 49                                     miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Landeta         6 248 41.3                   Casarino        5 223 44.6

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         McClain         2  13
                                             Gaylord         1  10
                                             Restic          1   2
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Gibson          1   0  0.0  0                None

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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