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Chicago 15 at Boston 21


1983 Week 14 - Monday, June 6, 1983
Chicago Blitz(9-4)(-1.5) at Boston Breakers(8-5)
Attendance: 15,087, TV: ESPN

BOSTON (UPI) -- The Boston Breakers are making waves in the USFL playoff race. The Breakers moved into enviable position for the league's wild card berth with a 21-15 win Monday night over the Chicago Blitz.

The victory, Boston's fourth straight, improved their record to 9-5, the same as Chicago, and one game better than Michigan, the third prime contender for a wild card berth. The Breakers again displayed their late-game ability and even Blitz coach George Allen was impressed.

Boston, which trailed 13-0 at one point, managed only eight first downs, 141 total yards and had to punt 11 times. The Blitz opened their 13-0 lead on two Frank Corral field goals and a29yard TD pass from Tim Koegel to Trumaine Johnson. But the Breakers, who have a habit of falling behind early, scored on a John Walton bootleg with 88 seconds to play in the half after a recovered fumble.

"It was a boot with no leg," joked Walton, who was averaging around 300 passing yards a game but was held to 88 by the USFL's top defense against the pass. Boston took a 14-13 lead when Richard Crump scored from six yards following a 50-yard flea-flicker and Crump added another score with 9:31 left to make it 21-13. Boston yielded a safety in the final seconds.

Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	3      10	0	2   -   15
BOS	0	7	7	7   -   21

Scoring

CHI:Corral 23 yd field goal - CHI 3, BOS 0

CHI:Johnson 29 yd pass from Koegel (Corral kick) - CHI 10, BOS 0

CHI:Corral 29 yd field goal - CHI 13, BOS 0

BOS:Walton 10 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - CHI 13, BOS 7

BOS:Crump 6 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 14, CHI 13

BOS:Crump 9 yd pass from Walton (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 21, CHI 13

CHI:Safety, Restic runs out of end zone - BOS 21, CHI 15

Box Score

                             CHI             LA
First Downs                   17              8
Rushes-Yards              48-226          30-53
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    27-10-131-0     23-10-88-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           3-29           2-18
Total Plays-Yards         78-328         55-123
Fumbles-Lost                 2-2            2-1
Penalties-Yards             7-75           9-68
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         34:47          25:13

Attendance = 15,087

CHICAGO					     BOSTON
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Koegel       27  10 131  0  1  65.5          Walton       23  10  88  1  1  50.6

Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Spencer      22  90  4.1  0                  Davis        15  38  2.5  0
Long         21  88  4.2  0                  Crump         9  15  1.7  1
Boatner       3  36 12.0  0                  Walton        1  10 10.0  1
Johnson       1   7  7.0  0                  Lockett       1   7  7.0  0
Koegel        1   5  5.0  0                  Johnson, D    3   4  1.3  0
                                             Restic        1 -21-21.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Johnson       3  72 24.0  1                  Franz         1  50 50.0  0
Ricker        4  28  7.0  0                  Coash         2  18  9.0  0
Willis        1  21 21.0  0                  Crump         4  18  4.5  1
Dennison      2  10  5.0  0                  Lockett       1   9  9.0  0
                                             Johnson, D    1   1  1.0  0
                                             Giammona      1  -8 -8.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          3  25  8.3  0                Wilson          2  44 22.0  0
Anderson        1  18 18.0  0                
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          7  41  5.9  0                Wilson          2   7  3.5  0
                                             Giammona        1   0  0.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          2-4  29  1-1    7            Mazzetti        0-0   0  3-3    3
                miss: 40, 27                                 miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          8 364 45.5                   Casarino       11 487 44.3

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Ah You          2  18                        Gaylord         1  12
                                             Needham         1   9
                                             Harbison        1   8
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Allen           1   0  0.0  0                None
  

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Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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