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Chicago 29 at Birmingham 14


1983 Week 16 - Friday, June 17, 1983
Chicago Blitz(10-5) at Birmigham Stallions(8-7)(E)
Attendance: 23,459, TV: ABC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - A change of uniforms didn't work at all for the Birmingham Stallions -- but a change of scene did for Bobby Scott.

Thinking his players would be cooler by wearing white instead of the traditional home red in the rainy, 75-degree weather, Birmingham Coach Rollie Dotsch had them switch uniforms for their game with the Chicago Blitz last night.

The plan backfired, though, when Scott -- acquired from the New Jersey Generals earlier this season -- was hotter than the weather. Scott completed his first tosses for Chicago and led the Blitz to a 29-14 United States Football League rout of the Stallions.

Scott hit Trumaine "Too Cold" Johnson for three touchdown passes as the Blitz edged ahead of Tampa Bay in the Central Division race. The Blitz, 11-5, holds a half-game lead over the Bandits, who play Boston tomorrow.

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Complete Game




Highlights




	1	2	3	4	F
CHI	0      12	3      14   -   29
BIR	0      14	0       0   -   14

Scoring

CHI:Johnson 12 pass from Scott(kick failed) - CHI 6, BIR 0

BIR:Norwood 33 yd field goal - CHI 6, BIR 3

BIR:Safety, Brown tackled in end zone - CHI 6, BIR 5

BIR:Mason 20 yd pass from Lane (run failed) - BIR 11, CHI 6

CHI:Johnson 19 yd pass from Scott (pass failed) - CHI 12, BIR 11

BIR:Norwood 32 yd field goal - BIR 14, CHI 12

CHI:Corral 30 yd field goal - CHI 15, BIR 14

CHI:Johnson 10 yd pass from Scott (Corral kick) - CHI 22, BIR 14

CHI:Boatner 15 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 29, BIR 14

Box Score

                             CHI            BIR
First Downs                   26             13
Rushes-Yards              53-241         28-105
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    22-11-168-2     26-8-146-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-17           3-28
Total Plays-Yards         77-392         57-223
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards           13-143           9-89
Turnovers                      3              3
Time of Possession         38:46          21:14

Attendance = 22,500

CHICAGO					     BIRMINGHAM
Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Scott        20  11 168  2  3  82.9          Lane         19   6  98  2  1  27.9
Koegel        2   0   0  0  0  39.6          Williams      7   2  48  0  0  55.7
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Spencer      23 132  5.7  0                  Talton       12  30  2.5  0
Long         20  67  3.4  0                  Williams      2  17  8.5  0
Boatner       4  28  7.0  1                  Quarles       2  16  8.0  0
Dennison      5  14  2.8  0                  Gant          4  14  3.5  0
Scott         1   0  0.0  0                  Johnson       5  14  2.8  0
                                             White         1   7  7.0  0
                                             Lane          2   7  3.5  0

Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Willis        3  70 23.3  0                  Moy           1  53 53.0  0
Johnson       4  55 13.8  3                  Anderson      2  45 22.5  0
Buggs         2  20 10.0  0                  Mason         2  31 15.5  0
Ricker        1  19 19.0  0                  Stephens      1   9  9.0  0
Spencer       1   4  4.0  0                  Talton        1   5  5.0  0
                                             Kincaid       1   3  3.0  0
                   
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          1  35 35.0  0                Kincaid         3  71 23.7  0
Dennison        2  22 11.0  0                Grandjean       1  11 11.0  0
Brown           1  -4 -4.0  0                
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          5  55 11.0  0                Kincaid         3  24  8.0  0
                                             White           1  15 15.0  0
   
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          1-1  30  2-2    5            Norwood         2-2  33  0-0    6
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          5 219 43.8                   Johnston        8 344 43.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Lee             1  15                        Taylor          1  10
Ehrmann         1   8                        Walker          1   7
Lathrop         1   5                        
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Lorch           1   5  5.0  0                McPherson       2  29 14.5  0
Brown           1   0  0.0  0                

Archived news report

Supplemental information courtesy of Chris Blackburn


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