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Los Angeles 10 at Oakland 20


1983 Week 13 - Sunday, May 29, 1983
Los Angeles Express(6-6) at Oakland Invaders(5-7)(-1.5)
Attendance: 28,967

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland's Raymond Chester fell on his own fumble in the end zone for a touchdown that gave the Invaders a 20-10 victory over Los Angeles.

In Oakland, where the crowd was announced at 28,967, Fred Besana fired a shot that Chester caught at the 5. He fell and fumbled on the 2, but recovered the ball in tbe end zone to give Oakland a 14-7 lead in the third quarter.

The teams are 6-7 and tied for first in the Pacific Division.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
LA	0	7	3	0   -   10
OAK	7	0	7	6   -   20

Scoring

OAK:Holmes 3 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 7, LA 0

LA: Haslip 1 yd run (Abbott kick) - LA 7, OAK 7

OAK:Chester 38 yd pass from Besana (Shea kick) - OAK 14, LA 7

OAK:Shea 27 yd field goal - BIR 17, LA 7

LA: Abbott 27 yd field goal - OAK 17, LA 10

OAK:Shea 40 yd field goal - OAK 20, LA 10

Box Score

                              LA            OAK
First Downs                   15             17
Rushes-Yards              33-118         33-114
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    28-14-115-1    26-14-161-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           6-43            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         67-190         59-275
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            2-1
Penalties-Yards            12-66           8-35
Turnovers                      1              3
Time of Possession         31:23          28:37

Attendance = 28,967

LOS ANGELES				     OAKLAND
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Rae          15   7  31  1  0  25.7          Besana       26  14 161  2  1  53.5
Ramsey       13   7  84  0  0  73.9          
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Harrington   16  82  5.1  0                  Whittington  24  92  3.8  0
Haslip        9  33  3.7  1                  Holmes        4  14  3.5  1
Barnett       3   6  2.0  0                  Jackson       2   4  2.0  0
Rae           3   6  2.0  0                  Aldridge      1   3  3.0  0
Ramsey        1  -3 -3.0  0                  Besana        2   1  0.5  0
Allen         1  -6 -6.0  0                  
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Allen         2  38 19.0  0                  Whittington   8  66  8.3  0
Haines        3  29  9.7  0                  Chester       2  53 26.5  1
Sherrod       4  23  5.8  0                  Banks         3  36 12.0  0
Barnett       2  13  6.5  0                  Aldridge      1   6  6.0  0
Harrington    3  12  4.0  0                  
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Tolbert         3  56 18.7  0                Lewis           3  76 25.3  0
Allen           1  18 18.0  0                
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Tolbert         2  18  9.0  0                Banks           5  56 11.2  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Abbott          1-1  27  1-1    4            Shea            2-2  40  2-2    8
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       5 235 47.0                   Talley          3 159 53.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Hardman         3  26
                                             Bennett         1   6
                                             Liles           1   6
                                             Jefferson       1   5
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Rich            1   5  5.0  0                Quinn           1  27 27.0  0
Justin          1   0  0.0  0                

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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