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Tampa Bay 9 at Chicago 31

1983 Week 15 - Sunday, June 12, 1983
Attendance: 21,249

Chicago, Ill. (Wire Services) -- Tim Spencer scored three touchdowns Sunday to help the Chicago Blitz rout Tampa Bay, 31-8, and move into a tie with the Bandits for first place in the USFL's Central Division.

Tampa Bay was hampered because of a first-quarter injury to quarterback Jimmy Jordan and a second quarter injury to running back Gary Anderson. Anderson left the game with only six yards rushing on five carries.

The Blitz scored on their first possession of the game, taking advantage of a poor punt by Zenon Andrusyshyn that left them on the Bandit 3O It took the Blitz seven plays to score, with Tim Koegel finding Kevin Long open for a six-yard scoring strike.

The Blitz took advantage of an Anderson fumble later in the first quarter to score again after Chicago's Kit Lathrop recovered at the Tampa Bay 34. It took only two plays to score as Koegel tossed a 43-yard touchdown pass to Spencer.

The Blitz made it 21-0 in the second quarter on a 10-play scoring drive, with Spencer carrying the final three yards for the touchdown.

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