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Tampa Bay 7 at Michigan 43


1983 Week 13 - Monday, May 30, 1983
Tampa Bay Bandits(9-3) at Michigan Panthers(7-5)(-1.5)
Attendance: 23,976, TV: ESPN

PONTIAC,MI(AP) - Terry Miller might have surprised some of the folks around the United States Football League with his two-touchdown performance for the Michigan Panthers.

Don't include Panthers Coach Jim Stanley in that group.

Miller, acquired from the Denver Gold last week, rushed for 55 yards on 12 carries with TD runs of 5 and 10 yards to lead Michigan to a 43-7 tout over the Tampa Bay Bandits last night before a crowd of 23,976 in the Silverdome at Pontiac,Mch.

"I've known what Terry can do for many years," said Stanley, who recruited Miller out of high school and had him at Oklahoma State from 1974 to 1978. "We already had some good backs here, but when he became available, I felt he could help us, too."

The Panthers also got a boost from quarterback Bobby Hebert, who completed 13 of 23 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown, and a fired-up defense that forced four fumbles, blocked a punt and recorded six sacks for 48 yards.

"All year long, we'd make mistakes, but our defense would bail us out," said Tampa Bay Coach Steve Spurrier of his club's play. "We couldn't do it today. Michigan got up early and never quit"

Michigan's 43 points was the highest of any team in the USFL as the Panthers raised their record to 8-5 in the Central Division. Tampa Bay and Chicago share the Central lead with 9-4 records. Tampa Bay's lone touchdown came on Jimmy Jordan's 37-yard pass to Eric Truvillion in the third quarter.

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	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0	0	7	0   -    7
MIC	7      12      21	3   -   43

Scoring

MIC:Cobb 27 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MCH 7, TB 0

MIC:T. Miller 10 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 14, TB 0

MIC:Safety, Boone tackled in end zone - MCH 16, TB 0

MIC:Bojovic 42 yd field goal - MCH 19, TB 0

MIC:Carter 57 yd punt return (Bojovic kick) - MCH 26, TB 0

MIC:Williams 3 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 33, TB 0

MIC:T. Miller 5 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 40, TB 0

TB: Truvillion 37 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - MCH 40, TB 7

MIC:Bojovic 35 yd field goal - MCH 43, TB 7

Box Score

                              TB            MCH
First Downs                   18             22
Rushes-Yards              22-116         41-184
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-19-202-1    27-14-175-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           8-71           1-10
Total Plays-Yards         63-247         69-349
Fumbles-Lost                 4-3            1-0
Penalties-Yards           15-107          10-80
Turnovers                      4              1
Time of Possession         26:35          33:25

Attendance = 23,976

TAMPA BAY				     MICHIGAN
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Kelley       11   6  50  0  0  89.3          Hebert       23  13 166  0  1  93.8
Jordan       16  11 132  1  1  89.3          Taylor        4   1   9  0  0  93.8
Koonce        6   2  20  0  0  89.3          

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      9  74  8.2  0                  Miller, T    12  55  4.6  2
Platt         6  32  5.3  0                  Miller, C     8  53  6.6  0
Boone         7  10  1.4  0                  Williams     11  41  3.7  1
                                             Lacy          6  32  5.3  0
                                             Hebert        3   6  2.0  0
                                             Taylor        1  -3 -3.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Anderson      6  58  9.7  0                  Cobb          6  87 14.5  1
Truvillion    3  55 18.3  1                  Holloway      4  49 12.3  0
Buggs         3  34 11.3  0                  Carter        1  11 11.0  0
Platt         2  22 11.0  0                  Lacy          1  10 10.0  0
Gillespie     3  20  6.7  0                  Stelly        1   9  9.0  0
Boone         1   7  7.0  0                  McClain       1   9  9.0  0
Gilbert       1   6  6.0  0                  
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          4  82 20.5  0                Phea            2  41 20.5  0
Platt           1  24 24.0  0                Pennywell       1   0  0.0  0
Hanna           1  10 10.0  0                
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          1   1  1.0  0                Carter          1  57 57.0  1
Anderson        1  -1 -1.0  0                Phea            2  28 14.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     0-0   0  1-1    1            Bojovic         2-2  42  5-5   11
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     6 209 34.8                   Partridge       4 144 36.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Johnson         1  10                        Paggett         2  21
                                             Edwards         1  14
                                             Borland         1  11
                                             Banaszak        1   8
                                             Cannavino       1   7
                                             Hughes          1   1
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Goedecker       1   7  7.0  0                Osborne         1   7  7.0  0


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Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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