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Arizona 11 at Chicago 36


1983 Week 13 - Monday, May 30, 1983
Arizona Wranglers(4-8) at Chicago Blitz(8-4)(-8)
Attendance: 13,952, TV: ESPN

AP - On Monday night, the Chicago Blitz trimmed the Arizona Wranglers 36-11 before 13,952 fans in Soldiers Field at Chicago.

Frank Corral kicked four field goals and Lenny Willis returned a punt 40 yards for a TD to lead the Blitz, avenging a 30-29 loss to Arizona earlier in the season.The Wranglers dropped to 4-9 in the Pacific Division.

Rookie Tim Koegel, making his first start, hit on 12 of 29 passes for 202 yards. Wide receiver Trumaine Johnson had four receptions for 117 yards, including a 36-yarder for a TD.

The Wranglers scored on their first possession when Alan Risher connected on a 21-yard pass to Neil Balholm. The Blitz dominated play the rest ofthe way.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
AZ	8	0	3	0   -   11
CHI	3      21	7	5   -   36

Scoring

AZ: Balholm 21 yd pass from Risher (Blue pass from Manucci) - ARI 8, CHI 0

CHI:Corral 40 yd field goal - ARI 8, CHI 3

CHI:Corral 36 yd field goal - ARI 8, CHI 6

CHI:Johnson 36 yd pass from Koegel (Corral kick) - CHI 13, ARI 8

CHI:Willis 40 yd punt return (Corral pass from Rozantz) - CHI 21, ARI 8

CHI:Corral 47 yd field goal - CHI 24, ARI 8

AZ: Denfeld 39 yd field goal - CHI 24, ARI 11

CHI:Spencer 1 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 31, ARI 11

CHI:Corral 18 yd field goal - CHI 34, ARI 11

CHI:Safety, Manucci fumbled out of end zone - CHI 36, ARI 11

Box Score

                             ARI            CHI
First Downs                    7             25
Rushes-Yards               21-46         50-253
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    25-15-104-0    31-13-213-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           5-42            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         51-108         81-466
Fumbles-Lost                 9-4            4-2
Penalties-Yards             8-82           7-70
Turnovers                      4              3
Time of Possession         23:50          36:10

Attendance = 13,952

ARIZONA					     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Risher       24  15 104  0  1  86.1          Koegel       29  12 202  1  1  62.7
Manucci       1   0   0  0  0  39.6          Rozantz       2   1  11  0  0  66.7

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Murray        9  34  3.8  0                  Long         19 102  5.4  0
Howell        8  17  2.1  0                  Spencer      16  90  5.6  1
Clark, D      1   1  1.0  0                  Boatner       8  47  5.9  0
Risher        3  -6 -2.0  0                  Johnson       1   8  8.0  0
                                             Dennison      5   7  1.4  0
                                             Koegel        1  -1 -1.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Murray        6  36  6.0  0                  Johnson       4 117 29.3  1
Howell        6  28  4.7  0                  Ricker        2  39 19.5  0
Balholm       1  21 21.0  1                  Buggs         3  30 10.0  0
Keel          1  16 16.0  0                  Willis        1  12 12.0  0
Henry         1   3  3.0  0                  Anderson      1  11 11.0  0
                                             Spencer       2   4  2.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Blue            3  48 16.0  0                Willis          2  45 22.5  0
Henry           1  16 16.0  0                Dennison        1   7  7.0  0
Banks           1   7  7.0  0                
Eppes           1   2  2.0  0                
Redd            1   1  1.0  0                
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Henry           1  10 10.0  0                Willis          4  30  7.5  1
                                             Johnson         1  26 26.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Denfeld         1-1  39  0-0    3            Corral          4-7  47  2-2   14
                miss: none                                   miss: 37, 48, 25

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Mees            9 324 36.0                   Corral          2  70 35.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Ah You          2  15
                                             Lathrop       1.5  13.5
                                             White           1  10
                                             Buben         0.5   3.5
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Norris          1  23 23.0  0                None

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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