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USFL 1983 - Championship Game (all times Eastern)

Sunday, July 17, 1983
8:00 PM -   Michigan Panthers            24     (14-6)

       Philadelphia Stars            22     (16-4)  

               Mile High Stadium -- Temp: 85 F; Wind: 5-15 mph; Precipitation: None

     TV: ABC - National; Line: Pick 'em

 

Panthers 24, Stars 22

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1983 - USFL Championship Game: Michigan Panthers vs Philadelphia Stars

 

Related Articles Online:

Cinderella comes to Michigan - Hebert, Carter combo sparks Panthers' win; The Saturday Windsor Star / July 18, 1983

Stars were 'safety' pinned; St. Petersburg Times / July 19, 1983

Panthers hold off Stars for initial USFL title; Anchorage Daily News / July 18, 1983

Time ran out for another patented Stars comeback; The Evening Independent / July 18, 1983

Panthers clip Stars for title; Ellensburg Daily Record / July 18, 1983

Panthers air game hurt Stars; Lodi News-Sentinel / July 19, 1983

USFL champion Panthers rate presidential phone call; Anchorage Daily News / July 18, 1983

Jens Nielsen column; The Phoenix / July 19, 1983

USFL receives television ratings boost from championship game; Lawrence Journal-World / July 19, 1983

USFL TV home cities ratings high; Gadsden Times / July 19, 1983

20 arrested in on-field melee after USFL final; St. Petersburg Times / July 19, 1983

Fans go wild after game; The Tuscaloosa News / July 18, 1983

5,000 cheer champs return...and the Panthers loved it; The Saturday Windsor Star / July 19, 1983

USFL a boon to QB Hebert; Ellensburg Daily Record / July 19, 1983

Threat hung over Hebert; The Saturday Windsor Star / July 19, 1983

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Scoring

  Bojovic 33 yd field goal - MCH 3, PHI 0

  Trout 30 yd field goal - PHI 3, MCH 3

  Holloway 12 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MCH 10, PHI 3

  Holloway 14 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - MCH 17, PHI 3

  Trout 28 yd field goal - MCH 17, PHI 6

  Collier 21 yd pass from Fusina (Collier pass from Fusina) - MCH 17, PHI 14

  Carter 48 yd pass from Hebert (Bojovic kick) - CHI 24, PHI 14

  Parker 2 yd pass from Fusina (Fitzkee pass from Fusina) - CHI 24, PHI 22

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Box Score

                             MCH            PHI
First Downs                   25             24
Rushes-Yards              28-156         23-117
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    39-20-314-1    48-26-236-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-23           4-29
Total Plays-Yards         71-447         75-324
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            4-0
Penalties-Yards            12-87           5-68
Turnovers                      1              0
Time of Possession         31:36          28:24

Attendance = 50,906

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert       39  20 314  1  3  93.3          Fusina       47  25 192  0  2  77.6
                                             Harvin        1   1  44  0  0 118.8
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Miller, C    12  80  6.7  0                  Bryant       13  89  6.8  0
Lacy         15  56  3.7  0                  Harvin        6  21  3.5  0
Hebert        1  20 20.0  0                  Fusina        4   7  1.8  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Carter        9 179 19.9  1                  Fitzkee       5  58 11.6  0
Holloway      3  39 13.0  2                  Parker        2  46 23.0  1
Cobb          1  37 37.0  0                  Collier       3  38 12.7  1
Lacy          3  23  7.7  0                  Donovan       5  36  7.2  0
McClain       1  19 19.0  0                  Harvin        4  24  6.0  0
Miller, C     3  17  5.7  0                  Folsom        3  19  6.3  0
                                             Bryant        4  15  3.8  0
                   
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Stelly          1  36 36.0  0                Harvin          3  89 29.7  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carter          1  15 15.0  0                Woerner         1   7  7.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         1-2  33  3-3    6            Trout           2-3  30  0-0    6
                miss: 58                                     miss: 34

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Greenwood       4 183 45.8                   Landeta         6 315 52.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Corker          2  17                        Fielder         1   8
Banaszak        1  11                        Cooper          1   6
Hughes          1   1                        Opfar           1   5
                                             Brooks          1   4
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Lush            1   0  0.0  0
                                             Woerner         0   5  -.-  0