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Washington 25 at Michigan 27

1983 Week 16 - Monday, June 20, 1983
Attendance: 26,418, TV: ESPN?


PONTIAC, MI (AP) - Novo Bojovic kicked his second field goal of the game with 52 seconds remaining to lift the Michigan Panthers to a 27-25 United States Football League victory over the Washington Federals Monday night.

Bojovic, who earlier missed a 27-yard attempt, connected from 18 yards out to cap a 53-yard drive for the winning score in front of a crowd of 26,418.

Michigan, 10-6, led 17-9 at halftime. But Doug Greene returned an interception 35 yards early in the third quarter to pull the Federals within two points. 17-15.

Clarence Chapman returned a fumble 33 yards to set up Ken Lacy's 1-yard run as the Panthers increased their lead to 24-15 with 10:21 remaining in the third quarter.

But Washington, 2-14, bounced back on Billy Taylor's 1-yard run and a 40-yard field goal bv Sandro Vitiello to take a 25-24 lead with 9:38 left in the game.

Bobby Hebert fired a 37-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Carter on Michigan's first offensive series to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead.

Michigan increased its margin to 10-0 on Bojovic's 19-yard field goal before Washington bounced back on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Kim McQuilken to Taylor.

Monday, June 20, 1983 at Pontiac Silverdome


1Q
2Q
3Q
4Q
Final
Washington
0
9
13
3
25
MICHIGAN 7
10
7
3
27
MI Carter 37 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick)
MI Bojovic 19 yd FG
WAS Taylor 4 yd pass from McQuilken (kick failed)
MI Williams 1 yd run (Bojovic kick)
WAS Vitiello 51 yd FG
WAS Greene 35 yd INT return (Vitiello kick)
MI Lacy 1 yd run (Bojovic kick)
WAS Taylor 1 yd run (Vitiello kick)
WAS Vitiello 45 yd FG
MI Bojovic 18 yd FG


TEAM STATISTICS
WAS
MI
First Downs............................................
17
16
Total Net Yards...................................... 285 335
Total Yds Rushing...................................
158
140
Total Yds Passing...................................
127
195
Pass Att - Comp - Int.............................
27 - 19 - 0
21 - 13 - 1
Off Plays - Avg.......................................
60 - 3.1
59 - 5.7
Punts - Avg.............................................
5 - 42.8
3 - 46.7
Returns - Yds..........................................
9 - 155
11 - 170
Penalties - Yds........................................
8 - 40
6 - 35
Fumbles - Lost........................................
4 - 2
2 - 1
Time of Possession..................................
31:13
28:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing WAS Taylor 11-31; James 13-89; Bledsoe 2-34; Mayberry 1-2
MI Lacy 22-81; Williams 16-59
Passing WAS McQuilken 27-19-0-158
MI Hebert 21-13-1-195
Receiving WAS James 7-63; Taylor 5-23; M. Harris 4-47; Rome 2-20; Bledsoe 1-5
MI Carter 5-94; Holloway 2-18; Lacy 3-54; Cobb 3-19

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