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Philadelphia 23 at New Jersey 9

1983 Week 15 - Sunday, June 12, 1983
Attendance: 32,521


E.Rutherford,NJ(AP) - The Philadelphia Stars became the first team to qualify for the United States Football League playoffs Sunday, clinching the Atlantic Division title by beating the New Jersey Generals 23-9 as David Trout booted three field goals and Kelvin Bryant scored one touchdown and set up another.

Philadelphia, which two weeks ago narrowly missed clinching a spot in the playoffs which begin July 9 when it lost in the last seconds to Boston, ran its record to 13-2 by rallying from an early 9-0 deficit.

A crowd of 32,521 who showed up at Giants Stadium in 89-degree weather saw the Stars score on five straight possessions in the second and third quarters.

Trout kicked field goals of 25, 39 and 49 yards, the first with two seconds left in the first half to give Philadelphia a 10-9 lead. Bryant, the league's second leading rusher, was held to a season-low 24 yards in 11 carries.

June 12, 1983
Philadelphia Stars - 23
New Jersey Generals - 9
at Giants Stadium
32,521

Philadelphia	0	3	17	3    --	23
New Jersey	9	0	0	0    --	9

1st Quarter	NJ - Safety - Bryant tackled in end zone
		NJ - Tullis 11 run (Betz kick)
2nd Quarter	PHIL - FG Trout 25
3rd Quarter	PHIL - Bryant 1 run (Trout kick)
		PHIL - FG Trout 39
		PHIL - Harvin 7 run (Trout kick)
4th Quarter	PHIL - FG Trout 49

TEAM STATS:		PHILADELPHIA		NEW JERSEY
First Downs		22			19
Rushes-yards		36-177			37-150
Passing yards		199			105
Return yards		109			155
Passes			19-35-0			9-29-2
Sacks by			2-20			0-0
Punts			3-51.3			5-46.8
Fumbles-lost		3-1			1-1
Penalties-yards		6-74			5-25
Time of possession		30:28			29:32

INDIVIDUAL STATS:
RUSHING = Philadelphia: Bryant 11-24, Russell 3-10, Fusina 5-56, Harvin 15-76, Riley 2-11.
	New Jersey: Walker 25-75, Carthon 5-29, Knapple 2-18, Tullis 3-20, Sullivan 2-8.
PASSING = Philadelphia: Fusina 19-35-219-0, Krohn 0-0-0-0.  New Jersey: Knapple 9-26-105-2,
	Bradley 0-3-0-0.
RECEIVING = Philadelphia: Folsom 4-28, Bryant 4-66, Collier 5-66, Russell 1-14, Fitzkee 2-19,
	Parker 2-18, Kimichik 1-7.  New Jersey: Carthon 1-10, Slawson 1-10,
	McConnaughey 3-38, Walker 1-2, Bowers 2-29, Friede 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS = New Jersey: Betz 28, 23

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