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USFL 1983 - Week 10 (all times Eastern)

Saturday, May 7, 1983   

7:00 PM -   Boston Breakers              20    (5-5)

                 Los Angeles Express         23    (5-5)  

               L.A. Memorial Coliseum -- Temp: 78 F; Wind: 0-10 mph; Precipitation: None

               TV: ESPN - National; Line: Breakers (-1.5)



10:00 PM -   Michigan Panthers          21    (6-4)

         Arizona Wranglers          10    (4-6)  

       Sun Devil Stadium -- Temp: 86 F; Wind: 0-10 mph; Precipitation: None

       TV: ESPN - National; Line: Panthers (-2.5)

 

Sunday, May 8, 1983

1:30 PM -   Denver Gold                     3    (4-6)

                 Philadelphia Stars             6    (9-1)

               Veterans Stadium -- Temp: 77 F; Wind: 10-20 mph; Precipitation: None

               TV: ???; Line: Stars (-9)

 

1:30 PM -   Washington Federals         3    (1-9)

                 Chicago Blitz                   31    (7-3)

               Soldier Field -- Temp: 46 F; Wind: 15-25 mph; Precipitation: None

               TV: ???; Line: Blitz (-13)

 

4:00 PM -   Tampa Bay Bandits           17   (7-3)

                 Oakland Invaders              10   (4-6)

               Oakland Alameda County Coliseum -- Temp: 62 F; Wind: 10-20 mph; Precipitation: None

               TV: ABC - National; Line: Invaders (-1.5)

 

Monday, May 9, 1983

9:00 PM -   New Jersey Generals          7   (3-7)

                 Birmingham Stallions        22   (5-5)    

               Legion Field -- Temp: 61 F; Wind: Calm; Precipitation: None

               TV: ESPN - National; Line: Generals (-2.5)

Express 23, Breakers 20

Available Video Online:

Week 10 - 1983: Boston Breakers vs Los Angeles Express

 

Related Articles Online:

Breakers fall at the finish, 23-20; The Telegraph / May 9, 1983

Rae Leads Express To Comeback Win; Sarasota Herald-Tribune / May 8, 1983

Rae passes Express by Breakers, 23-20; Reading Eagle / May 8, 1983

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Scoring

  Haines 8 yd pass from Ramsey (kick failed) - LA 6, BOS 0

  Mazzetti 44 yd field goal - LA 6, BOS 3

  Davis 6 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 10, LA 6

  Abbott 22 yd field goal - BOS 10, LA 9

  Crump 1 yd run (Mazzetti kick) - BOS 17, LA 9

  Henderson 33 yd fumble return (Abbott kick) - BOS 17, LA 16

  Mazzetti 24 yd field goal - BOS 20, LA 16

  Haines 6 yd pass from Rae (Abbott kick) - LA 23, BOS 20

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Box Score

                             BOS             LA
First Downs                   20             12
Rushes-Yards              36-154          15-22
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    33-19-196-3    30-19-221-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           1-11           4-32
Total Plays-Yards         70-339         49-211
Fumbles-Lost                 1-1            3-1
Penalties-Yards            12-80           7-60
Turnovers                      4              2
Time of Possession         38:27          21:33

Attendance = 16,307

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Walton       33  19 196  3  0  36.9          Ramsey       18  10 117  0  1  94.0
                                             Rae          12   9 104  1  1  93.8
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Steels       17  92  5.4  0                  Boddie        3  11  3.7  0
Crump         7  22  3.1  1                  Barnett       9  10  1.1  0
Davis         7  18  2.6  1                  Rae           1   2  2.0  0
Johnson, D    3  16  5.3  0                  Durrette      1   0  0.0  0
Lockett       2   6  3.0  0                  Ramsey        2  -1 -0.5  0
   
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Franz         4  64 16.0  0                  Haines        6  86 14.3  2
Smith, C      2  44 22.0  0                  Boddie        7  79 11.3  0
Lockett       3  33 11.0  0                  Ellis         3  22  7.3  0
Giammona      2  19  9.5  0                  Williams, K   1  21 21.0  0
Steels        3  18  6.0  0                  Sherrod       1   7  7.0  0
Davis         3  14  4.7  0                  Barnett       1   6  6.0  0
Coash         1   8  8.0  0                   
Johnson, D    1  -4 -4.0  0                   
   
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Giammona        4  83 20.8  0                Tolbert         4  71 17.8  0
Wilson          1  32 32.0  0                 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Wilson          2  28 14.0  0                None
Giammona        3  20  6.7  0                 
   
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Mazzetti        2-4  44  2-2    8            Abbott          1-2  22  2-3    5
                miss: ??, ??                                 miss: ??

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Casarino        2  60 30.0                   Partridge       6 289 48.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Wilkerson       1  13                        Fields          1  11
McClain         1   8                         
Gaylord         1   7                         
Phillips        1   4                         
   
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Needham         1   8  8.0  0                Burleson        1  32 32.0  0
                                             Fox             1  22 22.0  0
                                             Weber           1   6  6.0  0


Panthers 21, Wranglers 10

Related Articles Online:

Panthers Win, 21-10; Win Streak Reaches 5; Ludington Daily News / May 9, 1983

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Scoring

  Flowers 8 yd pass from Risher (Asmus kick) - ARI 7, MCH 0

  Williams 1 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 7, ARI 7

  Asmus 25 yd field goal - ARI 10, MCH

  Lacy 12 yd run (Bojovic kick) - MCH 14, ARI 10

  Holloway 51 yd pass from Taylor (Bojovic kick) - MCH 21, ARI 10

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Box Score

                             MCH            ARI
First Downs                   16             16
Rushes-Yards              35-157         34-129
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     21-8-229-0    28-16-160-2
Sacked-Yards Lost            0-0           5-40
Total Plays-Yards         56-386         67-249
Fumbles-Lost                 3-2            1-1
Penalties-Yards             4-50           6-40
Turnovers                      2              3
Time of Possession         24:25          35:35

Attendance = 20,423

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Hebert       13   3  31  0  0  39.6          Risher       25  15 148  1  1  73.4
Taylor        8   5 198  0  1 145.8          Krueger       3   1  12  1  0   6.9
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Lacy         15  78  5.2  1                  Risher        4  36  9.0  0
Williams     12  59  4.9  1                  Banks         8  33  4.1  0
Taylor        6  18  3.0  0                  Bledsoe      13  30  2.3  0
Ellis         1   5  5.0  0                  Murray        8  23  2.9  0
Carter        1  -3 -3.0  0                  Blue          1   7  7.0  0
   
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Carter        2 109 54.5  0                  Flowers       6  58 14.3  1
Holloway      2  70 35.0  1                  Balholm       4  45 11.3  0
McClain       2  27 13.5  0                  Keel          1  21 21.0  0
Cobb          1  19 19.0  0                  Murray        2  21 10.5  0
Miller, C     1   4  4.0  0                  Bledsoe       2   9  4.5  0
                                             Blue          1   6  6.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Williams        2  67 33.5  0                Henry           3  64 21.3  0
                                             Blue            1  14 14.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Carter          3  31 10.3  0                Henry           4  43 10.8  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Bojovic         0-2   0  3-3    3            Asmus           1-3  25  1-1    4
                miss: 41, 50                                 miss: 44, 40

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Partridge       4 175 43.8                   Asmus           6 247 41.2

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Corker        2.5  17.5                      None
Pennywell       1  12                        
Paggett         1   6                        
Dokes         0.5   4.5                        
   
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Cannavino       1   9  9.0  0                None
Osborne         1   0  0.0  0                


Stars 6, Gold 3

Related Articles Online:

Stars 6, Gold 3; Lewiston Morning Tribune / May 9, 1983

Blitz, Bandits, Stars Post USFL Victories; Youngstown Vindicator / May 9, 1983

USFL Roundup; Ellensburg Daily Record / May 9, 1983

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Scoring

  Speelman 23 yd field goal - DEN 3, PHI 0

  Trout 53 yd field goal - PHI 3, DEN 3

  Trout 18 yd field goal - PHI 6, DEN 3

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Box Score

                             DEN            PHI
First Downs                   12             16
Rushes-Yards              24-100         34-127
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-11-107-1    29-15-135-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-33           4-35
Total Plays-Yards         52-174         67-227
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            2-1
Penalties-Yards             3-15           8-65
Turnovers                      2              2
Time of Possession         27:07          32:53

Attendance = 14,306

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Johnson      24  11 107  1  0  41.5          Fusina       29  15 135  1  0  50.2
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Johnson       3  35 11.7  0                  Bryant       23  94  4.1  0
Sydney        8  21  2.6  0                  Russell       5  24  4.8  0
Miller, T     7  19  2.7  0                  Harvin        4   5  1.3  0
Ford          2  12  6.0  0                  Fusina        1   4  4.0  0
Canada        2   8  4.0  0                  Krohn         1   0  0.0  0
Matthews      2   5  2.5  0                  
   
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Miller, T     4  37  9.3  0                  Bryant        6  50  8.3  0
Canada        4  29  7.3  0                  Folsom        3  31 10.3  0
James         1  25 25.0  0                  Fitzkee       2  22 11.0  0
Brown         1  11 11.0  0                  Parker        1  15 15.0  0
Sydney        1   5  5.0  0                  Russell       1   7  7.0  0
                                             Collier       1   6  6.0  0
                                             Harvin        1   4  4.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Phea            1  27 27.0  0                Harvin          1  26 26.0  0
Ford            2  23 11.5  0                 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Martin          1  13 13.0  0                Woerner         2  25 12.5  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Speelman        1-1  23  0-0    3            Abbott          2-3  53  0-0    6
                miss: none                                   miss: 31

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Gortz           5 175 35.0                   Landeta         5 159 31.8

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Gerken          2  18                        Woerner         1  16
Turner        1.5  14                        Brooks          1   6
Maher         0.5   3                        Rosborough      1   1
                                             Case          0.5   5
                                             Moor          0.5   5
   
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Dumars          1  14 14.0  0                Lush            1   2  2.0  0


Blitz 31, Federals 3

Related Articles Online:

Chicago quarterback drops passing for running game; Ottawa Citizen / May 9, 1983

Blitz puts the heat on Feds; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / May 9, 1983

Blitz continues Federals' woes; Record-Journal / May 9, 1983

Rich get richer in USFL play; Rome News-Tribune / May 9, 1983

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Scoring

  Long 2 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 7, WAS 0

  Spencer 4 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 14, WAS 0

  Spencer 3 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 21, WAS 0

  Castro 21 yd field goal - CHI 21, WAS 3

  Long 5 yd run (Corral kick) - CHI 28, WAS 3

  Corral 36 yd field goal - CHI 31, WAS 3

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Box Score

                             WAS            CHI
First Downs                   10             17
Rushes-Yards              34-106         40-139
Passing (A-C-Y-I)     22-9-102-2    21-12-177-1
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-21           3-21
Total Plays-Yards         58-187         64-295
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            0-0
Penalties-Yards             8-37          10-45
Turnovers                      3              1
Time of Possession         29:14          30:46

Attendance = 11,030

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
McQuilken    22   9 102  2  0  17.6          Landry       18  10 145  1  0  58.8
                                             Spencer       1   0   0  0  0  39.6
                                             Koegel        2   2  32  0  0 118.8
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
James        22  75  3.4  0                  Spencer      15  59  3.9  2
Taylor, B    10  32  3.2  0                  Long         14  51  3.6  2
McQuilken     2  -1 -0.5  0                  Dennison      7  23  3.3  0
                                             Boatner       3   6  2.0  0
                                             Landry        1   0  0.0  0
   
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Taylor, B     3  57 19.0  0                  Ricker        2  64 32.0  0
Holmes        2  20 10.0  0                  Boatner       1  22 22.0  0
Walters       3  19  6.3  0                  Johnson       3  22  7.3  0
Diggs         1   6  6.0  0                  Spencer       2  21 10.5  0
                                             Willis        1  20 20.0  0
                                             Buggs         2  18  9.0  0
                                             Anderson      1  10 10.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Robinson        3  57 19.0  0                Brown           1   0  0.0  0
Guess           1  16 16.0  0                 
Corvino         1   6  6.0  0                 
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Butler          1   8  8.0  0                Willis          2  19  9.5  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Castro          1-2  21  0-0    3            Corral          1-2  36  4-4    7
                miss: ??                                     miss: 41

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Moore           7 260 37.1                   Corral          3 125 41.7

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Estay         1.5   9.5                      Ehrmann         1  10
Harris, J       1   7                        Buben         0.5   5.5
Barber        0.5   5.5                      Lorch         0.5   5.5
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Butler          1   9  9.0  0                Brown           1  35 35.0  0
                                             White           1  15 15.0  0


Bandits 17, Invaders 10

Related Articles Online:

Bandits suffer agony in victory 17-10; St. Petersburg Times / May 9, 1983

Tampa Bay QBs Taking A Beating; Sarasota Herald-Tribune / May 9, 1983

Bandits Win, Lose Jordan; Observer-Reporter / May 9, 1983

Bandits hold on for 17-10 win; Eugene Register-Guard / May 9, 1983

Jordan Leads Bandits Past Invaders 17-10; The Palm Beach Post / May 9, 1983

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Scoring

  Andrusyshyn 22 yd field goal - TB 3, OAK 0

  Buggs 9 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 10, OAK 0

  Truvillion 18 yd pass from Jordan (Andrusyshyn kick) - TB 17, OAK 0

  Besana 3 yd run (Shea kick) - TB 17, OAK 7

  Shea 30 yd field goal - TB 17, OAK 10 =====================================================================================================

Box Score

                              TB             LA
First Downs                   17             24
Rushes-Yards               31-93         38-172
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    24-15-200-2    39-25-254-2
Sacked-Yards Lost           4-42           3-24
Total Plays-Yards         59-251         80-402
Fumbles-Lost                 3-1            6-4
Penalties-Yards             4-28           7-60
Turnovers                      3              6
Time of Possession         25:18          34:42

Attendance = 26,989

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Jordan       22  15 200  1  2 108.1          Besana       38  25 254  2  0  62.8
Koonce        2   0   0  1  0   0.0          Jackson       1   0   0  0  0  39.6
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Boone        14  46  5.4  0                  Whittington  26 138  5.3  0
Platt        12  28  3.1  0                  Besana        6  31  5.2  1
Franks        3  19  2.6  0                  Henderson     1   6  6.0  0
Koonce        2   0  0.0  0                  Jackson       4   4  1.0  0
                                             Holmes        1   3  3.0  0
  
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Buggs         4  64 16.0  1                  Henderson     4  71 17.8  0
Platt         5  54 10.8  0                  Jackson       7  70 10.0  0
Truvillion    3  52 17.3  1                  Chester       5  41  8.2  0
Cox           1  21 21.0  0                  Whittington   5  36  7.2  0
Franks        1   5  5.0  0                  Banks         3  27  9.0  0
Gilbert       1   4  4.0  0                  Randall       1   9  9.0  0
  
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          1  20 20.0  0                Jackson         2  36 18.0  0
Hanna           1  13 13.0  0                Yancy           1  20 20.0  0
Hayes           1   0  0.0  0                James           1  -2 -2.0  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Bailey          2  19  9.5  0                Banks           1  11 11.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Andrusyshyn     1-1  22  2-2    5            Shea            1-3  30  1-1    4
                miss: none                                   miss: 55, 42

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Andrusyshyn     6 274 45.7                   Talley          3 135 45.0

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
Liles           2  23                        Johnson         1  15
Atiyeh          1  10                        Edwards         1   5
McClain         1   9                        Ramey           1   4
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
Quinn           1  19 19.0  0                George          2   0  0.0  0
Plummer         1   2  2.0  0                


Stallions 22, Generals 7

Related Articles Online:

Birmingham Downs Generals With Five Field Goals; Daily Leader / May 10, 1983

Norwood field goals spark Stallions; Merced Sun-Star / May 10, 1983

Stallions trample Walker and kick New Jersey, 22-7; Eugene Register-Guard / May 10, 1983

Stallions stop Herschel; Gettysburg Times / May 10, 1983

Move to Lane won't mean shakeup for Birmingham; Gadsden Times / May 11, 1983

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Scoring

  McCounnaughey 37 yd pass from Scott (Jacobs kick) - NJ 7, BIR 0

  White 1 yd run (Norwood kick) - BIR 7, NJ 7

  Norwood 39 yd field goal - BIR 10, NJ 7

  Norwood 28 yd field goal - BIR 13, NJ 7

  Norwood 31 yd field goal - BIR 16, NJ 7

  Norwood 37 yd field goal - BIR 19, NJ 7

  Norwood 25 yd field goal - BIR 22, NJ 7

=====================================================================================================

Box Score

                             BIR             NJ
First Downs                   24              8
Rushes-Yards              64-242          17-38
Passing (A-C-Y-I)    19-13-182-0     22-9-132-0
Sacked-Yards Lost           2-10           2-16
Total Plays-Yards         85-414         41-154
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0            1-1
Penalties-Yards             3-40           2-15
Turnovers                      0              1
Time of Possession         43:28          16:32

Attendance = 38,734

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Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate          Passing     Att Cmp Yds In Td  Rate
Lane         19  13 182  0  0  99.0          Scott        16   7 121  0  1  90.9
                                             Bradley       6   2  11  0  0  42.4
 
Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD                  Rushing     Att Yds  Ave TD
Talton       20  64  3.2  0                  Walker       11  28  2.5  0
Gant         12  56  4.7  0                  Scott         2  10  5.0  0
White        15  53  3.5  1                  Carthon       4   0  0.0  0
Quarles      11  47  4.3  0                  
Lane          4  21  5.3  0                  
Smith         1   9  9.0  0                  
Frederick     1  -8 -8.0  0                  
   
Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD                  Receiving   Rec Yds  Ave TD
Smith         5  78 15.6  0                  Bowers        4  62 15.5  0
Mason         1  32 32.0  0                  McConnaughey  2  53 26.5  1
Anderson      2  28 14.0  0                  Walker        2  12  6.0  0
Frederick     1  13 13.0  0                  Carthon       1   5  5.0  0
Talton        1   9  9.0  0                  
Skibinski     1   8  8.0  0                  
Gant          1   8  8.0  0                   
Quarles       1   6  6.0  0                   
   
Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Kick Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Dirden          1  18 18.0  0                Lott            5  91 18.2  0
                                             Olander         2  21 10.5  0
 
Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD                Punt Returns   No Yds  Ave TD
Frederick       2  23 11.5  0                Williams, M     1  16 16.0  0
  
Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts            Kicking          Fg  Lg   Xp  Pts
Norwood         5-6  39  1-1   16            Jacobs          0-0   0  1-1    1
                miss: 41                                 miss: none

Punting        No Yds  Ave                   Punting        No Yds  Ave
Bollinger       2  77 38.5                   Olander         6 201 33.5

Sacks          Sk Yds                        Sacks          Sk Yds
D'Amico         1   9                        Weddington      1   7
Hickman         1   7                        Lockette      0.5   1.5
                                             Williamson    0.5   1.5
  
Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD                Interceptions  No Yds  Ave TD
None                                         None