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Birmingham 17 at Tampa Bay 45


1983 Week 14 - Sunday, June 5, 1983
Birmingham Stallions(7-6) at Tampa Bay Bandits(9-4)(-2.5)
Attendance: 35,623, TV: ABC

TAMPA(FL) - Jimmy Jordan passed for 223 yards and four touchdowns and Gary Anderson had his first 100-yard rushing performance as a pro Sunday, leading the Tampa Bay Bandits to a 45-17 United States Football League rout of the Birmingham Stallions.

Jordan, making his first start in a month, completed 16 of 31 passes before giving way to Mike Kelley early in the fourth quarter. He teamed with Danny Buggs on two of his scoring aerials and also whipped touchdown passes of 29 and 25 yards to Eric Truvillion and Willie Gillespie, respectively.

Tampa Bay also got 146 yards and a touchdown from Anderson, a No.1 draft choice of the National Football League's San Diego Chargers who was playing in his fourth USFL game.

The victory before a Tampa Stadium crowd of 35,623 - about 4,000 below Tampa Bay's season average - improved the Bandits' record to 10-4.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
BIR	3	7	0	7    -  17
TB	3      21      14	7    -  45

Scoring

TB: Andrusyshyn 40 yd field goal - TB 3, BIR 0

BIR:Norwood 24 yd field goal - BIR 3, TB 3

BIR:Talton 1 yd run (Norwood kick) - BIR 10, TB 3

TB: Buggs 26 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 10, BIR 10

TB: Anderson 1 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 17, BIR 10

TB: Truvillion 29 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 24, BIR 10

TB: Buggs 11 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 31, BIR 10

TB: Gillespie 25 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 38, BIR 10

BIR:Talton 2 yd run (Norwood kick) - TB 38, BIR 17

TB: Boone 7 yd run (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 45, BIR 17      

Box Score

                             BIR             TB
First Downs                   18             25
Rushes-Yards              41-140         33-234
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    35-18-184-2    34-18-237-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-11            1-9
Total Plays-Yards         78-313         68-462
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            1-0
Penalties-Yards             7-67           6-50
Turnovers                      3              1
Time of Possession         33:07          26:53

Attendance = 35,623

BIRMINGHAM				     TAMPA BAY
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Lane         35  18 184  2  0  43.0          Jordan       31  16 223  1  4 101.2
                                             Kelley        3   2  14  0  0  77.1

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Talton       24 103  4.3  2                  Anderson     16 146  9.1  1
Gant          8  17  2.1  0                  Boone        12  69  5.8  1
Johnson       3   8  2.7  0                  Wilson        5  19  3.8  0
Lane          2   5  2.5  0                   
Quarles       2   4  2.0  0                   
White         2   3  1.5  0              

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         4  50 12.5  0                  Truvillion    4  75 18.5  1
Mason         5  37  7.4  0                  Buggs         4  56 14.0  2
Talton        3  26  8.7  0                  Gillespie     3  54 18.0  1
Frederick     1  21 21.0  0                  Anderson      3  19  6.3  0
Gant          2  21 10.5  0                  Young         1  15 15.0  0
Anderson      1  18 18.0  0                  Gilbert       1   9  9.0  0
Stephens      1   6  6.0  0                  Boone         2   9  4.5  0
White         1   5  5.0  0                   
                    
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Kincaid         3  96 32.0  0                Bailey          2  20 10.0  0
Johnson         2  61 30.5  0                Tyson           1   0  0.0  0

Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Frederick       1   6  6.0  0                Bailey          4  61 15.3  0
Kincaid         1   5  5.0  0                 
   
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Norwood         1-2  24  2-2    5            Andrusyshyn     1-2  40  6-6    9
                miss: ??                                     miss: ??

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Bollinger       4 151 37.8                   Andrusyshyn     3 118 39.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Smith           1   9                        Nordgren        1   7
                                             Bunche          1   4

Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Cesare          1  33 33.0  0                Taylor          1  15 15.0  0
                                             Bailey          1   0  0.0  0

Archived news report
Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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