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Tampa Bay 9 at Chicago 31


1983 Week 15 - Sunday, June 12, 1983
Tampa Bay Bandits(10-4) at Chicago Blitz(9-5)(-3.5)
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.

Highlights




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
TB	0	0	8	0   -    8
CHI    14	7	3	7   -   31

Scoring

CHI:Long 6 yd pass from Koegel (Corral kick) - CHI 7, TB 0

CHI:Spencer 43 yd pass from Koegel (Corral kick) - CHI 14, TB 0

CHI:Spencer 3 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 21, TB 0

CHI:Corral 48 yd field goal - CHI 24, TB 0

TB: Gillespie 23 yd pass from Kelley (Boone run) - CHI 24, TB 8

CHI:Spencer 2 yd pass from Koegel (Corral kick) - CHI 31, TB 8

Box Score

                              TB            CHI
First Downs                   12             19
Rushes-Yards               14-57         51-207
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    37-11-189-3    20-11-110-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-37           5-43
Total Plays-Yards         55-209         76-274
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards            12-87           9-72
Turnovers                      4              2
Time of Possession         20:54          39:06

Attendance = 21,249

TAMPA BAY				     CHICAGO
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Jordan        4   2  34  0  0  79.2          Koegel       19  11 110  1  3  92.1
Kelley       33   9 155  3  1  18.9          Johnson       1   0   0  0  0  39.6
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boone         9  49  5.4  0                  Spencer      22  83  3.8  1
Anderson      5   8  1.6  0                  Long         19  65  3.4  0
                                             Boatner       5  41  8.2  0
                                             Dennison      3  17  5.7  0
                                             Poole         2   1  0.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Gillespie     3  70 23.3  1                  Spencer       3  52 17.3  2
Truvillion    3  63 21.0  0                  Ricker        2  18  9.0  0
Anderson      1  19 19.0  0                  Buggs         1  14 14.0  0
Buggs         1  19 19.0  0                  Dennison      2  11  5.5  0
Boone         2  11  5.5  0                  Long          2   8  4.0  1
Young         1   7  7.0  0                  Johnson       1   7  7.0  0
                    
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          3  52 17.3  0                Willis          1  21 21.0  0
Platt           1   7  7.0  0                 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          2  15  7.5  0                Willis          3  25  8.3  0
   
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     0-0   0  0-0    0            Corral          1-2  48  4-4    7
                miss: none                                   miss: ??

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     8 312 39.0                   Corral          5 214 42.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Nordgren        2  15                        Lorch           1  11
Times           1  11                        Lee             1   9
Goedecker       1   9                        Gillen          1   9
Hayes           1   8                        Lathrop         1   8
   
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Taylor          1  11 11.0  0                Bradley         2  26 13.0  0
                                             Livers          1  24 24.0  0

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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