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USFL 1983 - Semifinal Playoff Games (all times Eastern)

Saturday, July 9, 1983   

1:30 PM -   Chicago Blitz                   38    (12-7)

                 Philadelphia Stars            44    (16-3)   OT

               Veterans Stadium -- Temp: 84 F; Wind: 5-15 mph; Precipitation: None

               TV: ABC - National; Line: Stars (-5.5)

 

Sunday, July 10, 1983

1:30 PM -   Oakland Invaders             21     (9-10)

       Michigan Panthers            37     (13-6)  

                Pontiac Silverdome -- Indoors

     TV: ABC - National; Line: Panthers (-9)

 

Stars 44, Blitz 38  {OT}

Available Video Online:

1983 - USFL Divisional Playoffs: Chicago Blitz vs Philadelphia Stars

 

Related Articles Online:

Bryant Stars As Philly Eliminates Blitz 44-38; Sarasota Herald-Tribune / July 10, 1983

Stars Shine In USFL Tilt; Biltz Falls In OT; Youngstown Vindicator / July 10, 1983

Stars tip Blitz on late charge; The Telegraph-Herald / July 10, 1983

Stars come from behind to sting Blitz; Ellensburg Daily Record / July 11, 1983

Jubliant Stars plan for title match with Michigan; Lodi News-Sentinel / July 11, 1983

Stars 44, Blitz 38; Observer-Reporter / July 11, 1983

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Scoring

  Long 1 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 7, PHI 0

  Scott 3 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 14, PHI 0

  Bryant 10 yd run (Trout kick) - CHI 14, PHI 7

  Johnson 12 yd pass from Scott (Corral kick) - CHI 21, PHI 7

  Fusina 12 yd pass from Harvin (Trout kick) - CHI 21, PHI 14

  Boatner 12 yd pass from Scott (Corral kick) - CHI 28, PHI 14

  Corral 32 yd field goal - CHI 31, PHI 14

  Trout 42 yd field goal - CHI 31, PHI 17

  Spencer 1 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 38, PHI 17

  Fitzkee 17 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - CHI 38, PHI 24

  Rodenberger 2 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - CHI 38, PHI 31

  Donovan 11 yd pass from Fusina (Trout kick) - PHI 38, CHI 38

  Bryant 1 yd run - PHI 44, CHI 38

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Box Score

                             CHI            PHI
First Downs                   13             33
Rushes-Yards              41-138         54-306
Passing (A-C-Y-I)      14-8-96-1    34-23-266-4
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-16           2-16
Total Plays-Yards         57-218         90-556
Fumbles-Lost                 2-1            3-3
Penalties-Yards             5-51           7-81
Turnovers                      2              7
Time of Possession         29:46          37:16

Attendance = 15,684

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Scott        14   8  96  1  2  88.1          Fusina       33  22 254  4  3  80.4
                                             Harvin        1   1  12  0  1 156.3
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Long         21  76  3.6  1                  Bryant       24 142  5.9  2
Spencer      12  34  2.8  1                  Harvin       20  87  4.4  0
Boatner       3  11  3.7  0                  Fusina        7  66  9.4  0
Scott         2   9  4.5  1                  Riley         3  11  3.7  0
Dennison      2   8  4.0  0                  
Johnson       1   0  0.0  0                  
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Ricker        5  57 11.4  0                  Fitzkee       6 102 17.0  1
Johnson       2  27 13.5  1                  Harvin        4  45 11.3  0
Boatner       1  12 12.0  1                  Collier       2  37 18.5  0
                                             Donovan       3  32 10.7  1
                                             Bryant        2  14  7.0  0
                                             Fusina        1  12 12.0  1
                                             Riley         2  12  6.0  0
                                             Folsom        1   6  6.0  0
                                             Parker        1   4  4.0  0
                                             Rodenberger   1   2  2.0  1
                   
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Willis          3  56 18.7  0                Harvin          1  23 23.0  0
                                             Riley           1  17 17.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         Woerner         3  49 16.3  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Corral          1-1  32  5-5    8            Trout           1-1  42  5-5    8
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Corral          4 181 45.3                   None

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Smith           1  11                        Sutton          1   5
White           1   5                        Cooper        0.5   5.5
                                             Fielder       0.5   5.5
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Allen           1  20 20.0  0                Sutton          1   0  0.0  0
Bradley         1  10 10.0  0                
Brown           1   8  8.0  0                
Livers          1   0  0.0  0                


Panthers 37, Invaders 21

Available Video Online:

1983 - USFL Divisional Playoffs: Oakland Invaders vs Michigan Panthers

 

Related Articles Online:

Panthers gain spot in final vs. Stars; The Day / July 11, 1983

Michigan earns a title shot; The Spokesman-Review / July 11, 1983

Hebert leads Panthers into USFL title game; Bangor Daily News / July 11, 1983

Panthers reach for Stars in final; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / July 11, 1983

Panthers win before 60,237 now face Stars in title game; The Montreal Gazette / July 11, 1983

Michigan Reaches USFL Final; The Pittsburgh Press / July 11, 1983

Panthers Shooting For Stars; Sarasota Herald-Tribune / July 11, 1983

Michigan does it; The Telegraph / July 11, 1983

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Scoring

  Besana 1 yd run (Shea kick) - OAK 7, MCH 0

  Williams 5 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 7, OAK 7

  Bojovic 38 yd field goal - MCH 10, OAK 7

  Carter 3 yd pass from Hebert - MCH 17, OAK 7

  Shaw 19 yd interception return (Shea kick) - MCH 17, OAK 14

  Hebert 1 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 24, NJ 14

  Lacy 18 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 31, OAK 14

  C. Miller 3 yd run (kick failed) - MCH 37, OAK 14

  Lewis 6 yd pass from Besana (Shea kick) - MCH 37, OAK 21

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Box Score

                             OAK            MCH
First Downs                   20             22
Rushes-Yards               22-64         39-168
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    35-23-258-2    27-18-295-1
Sacked-Yards Lost            1-1            0-0
Total Plays-Yards         58-321         66-463
Fumbles-Lost                 4-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards             6-48           8-49
Turnovers                      4              2
Time of Possession         26:37          32:58

Attendance = 60,237

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Besana       35  23 258  2  1  73.2          Hebert       27  18 295  1  1 100.1
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Lewis         2  43 21.5  0                  Lacy         14  73  5.2  1
Torosian     10  18  1.8  0                  Williams     17  59  3.5  1
Jackson       4  11  2.8  0                  Miller, C     5  16  3.2  1
Besana        1   1  1.0  1                  Holloway      1  12 12.0  0
Holmes        1   1  1.0  0                  Hebert        2   8  4.0  1
Whittington   4 -10 -2.5  0                  
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Banks         7  96 13.7  0                  Carter        3  78 26.0  1
Torosian      7  46  6.6  0                  Holloway      3  60 20.0  0
Chester       4  41 10.3  0                  Williams      2  48 24.0  0
Lewis         2  38 19.0  1                  Miller, C     1  35 35.0  0
Jackson       2  30 15.0  0                  Lacy          4  30  7.5  0
Penaranda     1   7  7.0  0                  Cobb          3  25  8.3  0
                                             Oden          2  19  9.5  0
                   
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Lewis           2  55 27.5  0                Phea            1  19 19.0  0
Jackson         2  43 21.5  0                  
Shaw            1  22 22.0  0                  
Moore           1  21 21.0  0                  
Yancy           1  20 20.0  0                  
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Banks           1   8  8.0  0                Carter          2  23 11.5  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Shea            0-0   0  3-3    3            Bojovic         1-1  38  4-5    7
                miss: none                                   miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Talley          3 150 50.0                   Greenwood       2  79 39.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
None                                         Borland         1   1
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Shaw            1  19 19.0  1                Borland         1  22 22.0  0
                                             Greenwood       1  14 14.0  0