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1985 Houston Gamblers (USFL) 3rd place Western 10-8-0 .556
Head Coach: Jack Pardee
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun2/24/1985ALos Angeles Express34-33WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum18828
Sun3/3/1985ATampa Bay Bandits50-28WTampa, FLTampa Stadium30000
Sun3/10/1985AOakland Invaders42-7WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum16037
Mon3/18/1985HDenver Gold36-17WHouston, TXAstrodome33747
Sun3/24/1985HPortland Breakers27-20WHouston, TXAstrodome22031
Sun3/31/1985HBaltimore Stars14-27LHouston, TXAstrodome24166
Sun4/7/1985ANew Jersey Generals25-31LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium34573
Sun4/14/1985HLos Angeles Express17-18LHouston, TXAstrodome20193
Sun4/21/1985AArizona Outlaws33-17WTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium16640
Sun4/28/1985ASan Antonio Gunslingers38-29WSan Antonio, TXAlamo Stadium9723
Mon5/6/1985APortland Breakers45-7WPortland, ORCivic Stadium18457
Sun5/12/1985AMemphis Showboats15-17LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl27325
Mon5/20/1985HJacksonville Bulls17-20LHouston, TXAstrodome17127
Sun5/26/1985HArizona Outlaws41-20WHouston, TXAstrodome12696
Mon6/3/1985HBirmingham Stallions27-29LHouston, TXAstrodome13202
Sun6/9/1985ADenver Gold13-16LDenver, COMile High Stadium12553
Mon6/17/1985HSan Antonio Gunslingers49-21WHouston, TXAstrodome11780
Mon6/24/1985HOakland Invaders21-31LHouston, TXAstrodome15797
Sat6/29/1985ABirmingham Stallions20-22LBirmingham, ALLegion Field18500Quarterfinal Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
51Carl AllenC6'223727Boise State; Los Medanos CC; Long Beach State180
82Mark BarousseWR-SB5'918024McNeese State152
Larry BetheaRDE6'525129Michigan State10
60Scott BoucherLOG6'326027Blinn JC; Louisiana-Monroe1814
27Luther BradleySS-FS6'219430Notre Dame1817
54Anthony BrockLB6'020825Texas A&M-Commerce70
79Ross BrownerDE6'326531Notre Dame54
77Pete CatanRDE6'224028Eastern Illinois1212
40Darryl ClarkRB5'1120424Texas104
76Rayford CooksLDE6'324523North Texas149
3Frank CorralP-K6'223330Riverside CC; UCLA60
83Vince CourvilleWR5'917026Ranger JC; Texas Southern; Rice181
78Cleveland CrosbyLDE-RDE6'525029Purdue; Arizona169
72Bryan DausinOT6'426025Texas A&M30
31Kiki DeAyalaMLB6'122524Texas1818
39Dennis DeVaughnLCB5'1017525Bishop181
10Todd DillonQB6'019523San Joaquin Delta JC; Long Beach State134
34Calvin EasonSS5'1119326Houston151
62Tony FitzpatrickDT6'024324Miami (Florida)92
46Todd FowlerRB6'322123Trinity Valley CC; Stephen F. Austin State138
16Toni FritschK5'718840none180
52Willie HarperLLB6'221035Nebraska80
29Sam HarrellRB6'221328East Carolina186
59Andy HawkinsRLB6'222527Texas A&M-Kingsville1818
57Mike HawkinsLLB6'223230Texas A&M-Kingsville1816
97Tony HolyfieldLDT-RDT-DE6'325025Hawaii81
90Van HughesLDT6'328025Texas Tech; Texas State1616
22Richard JohnsonSB5'717824Los Angeles Harbor JC; Colorado1716
67Frank KalilC6'326026Arkansas; Arizona129
74Rick KehrLOT-ROG-LOG6'328526Carthage1613
12Jim KellyQB6'321825Miami (Florida)1414
61Billy KiddC-LOG-ROG6'327026Houston189
36Sandy LaBeauxSS6'321024Hayward State70
68Loyd LewisRDE6'325023Texas A&M-Kingsville152
24Will LewisRCB5'1018427Millersville1818
88Scott McGheeWR5'917226Eastern Illinois1817
13Gerald McNeilWR5'714123Baylor1818
35Mike MitchellLCB5'1018024Howard Payne1818
35Tommy MyersFS6'018035Syracuse184
86Shawn PottsSB5'1016825Bowling Green State130
75Chris RiehmROT6'627524Ohio State86
70Tommy RobisonROT6'429024Texas A&M1515
38Durwood RoquemoreFS6'118025Texas A&M-Kingsville1813
65Dan RosadoROG6'328026Harper JC; Northern Illinois1412
80Ricky SandersSB5'1118025Texas State103
21Adrian SimpsonRCB5'1118223Texas State142
93Hosea TaylorRDT6'525027Houston1717
71Rob TaylorLOT6'629025Northwestern1612
7Bruce ThreadgillQB6'019029Mississippi State170
89Clarence VerdinSB5'816422Louisiana-Lafayette1815
41Reggie VonnerRLB-RCB5'1118424Houston160
1Dale WaltersP6'020024Rice120
55Ladell WillsLB6'324023Jackson State60
50Ricky YoungMLB6'325025Oklahoma State180
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals137147125135
Opponents Totals741318499
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals27:2536974263327919939.7125926
Opponents Totals32:35340117192318623636.41381105
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Toni Fritsch0596295.200212487.50122
Richard Johnson14000000084
Clarence Verdin12000000072
Sam Harrell9001100056
Gerald McNeil8000000048
Ricky Sanders7001100044
Todd Fowler4001100026
Vince Courville4000000024
Scott McGhee3000000018
Todd Dillon2000200012
Mark Barousse100000006
Luther Bradley100000006
Dennis DeVaughn100000006
Andy Hawkins100000006
Jim Kelly100020006
Shawn Potts100000006
Loyd Lewis000000012
Team Totals69596295.237212487.51544
Opponents Totals44394195.113273479.41388
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Todd Fowler924024.4263
Sam Harrell693264.7277
Jim Kelly281706.1271
Todd Dillon151177.836t2
Darryl Clark17704.1150
Ricky Sanders5326.4130
Bruce Threadgill22512.5140
Clarence Verdin7202.9140
Richard Johnson2157.5100
Billy Kidd11313.0130
Shawn Potts122.020
Team Totals23911925.036t13
Opponents Totals51121684.218
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Kelly56736063.518846238.212.874t396.9193.497.9
Todd Dillon22512153.89514956.612.447t94.094.071.3
Bruce Threadgill6350.016310.521.04000.0233.347.9
Ricky Sanders100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals79948460.628561817.712.874t486.0303.848341584089.2
Opponents Totals60430350.226445227.514.966213.5376.154392413061.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Richard Johnson103138413.452t14
Clarence Verdin84100412.0749
Gerald McNeil58101717.569t6
Sam Harrell514919.6552
Ricky Sanders4853811.2437
Scott McGhee4767114.3463
Todd Fowler272398.947t1
Vince Courville2547318.950t4
Mark Barousse2023111.6431
Darryl Clark10727.2230
Shawn Potts8506.3161
Chris Riehm188.080
Jim Kelly133.030
Dan Rosado100.000
Team Totals484618112.874t48
Opponents Totals303452214.96621
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Luther Bradley1216113.436t1
Durwood Roquemore710715.3450
Kiki DeAyala4379.3190
Mike Mitchell33712.3180
Will Lewis28643.0700
Dennis DeVaughn27236.041t1
Andy Hawkins2136.513t1
Mike Hawkins2115.5110
Calvin Eason13838.0380
Adrian Simpson13535.0210
Tommy Myers13434.0340
Team Totals3763117.170
Opponents Totals3054718.2103t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Frank Corral2496140.05714
Dale Walters38149939.45648
(Team)300.00300
Team Totals65246037.857351233.7
Opponents Totals78313940.26572131.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gerald McNeil39450512.979t2
Calvin Eason1033.030
Team Totals40450812.779t2
Opponents Totals2661696.5330
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clarence Verdin2874626.6102t3
Vince Courville1843424.1440
Gerald McNeil26231.0400
Scott McGhee612420.7390
Calvin Eason814618.3320
Shawn Potts610116.8220
Tommy Myers11212.0120
Adrian Simpson11212.0120
Ricky Young4205.0100
Billy Kidd100.000
Team Totals79165721.0102t3
Opponents Totals8818.90
SACKSNOYDS
Pete Catan11.075.5
Van Hughes7.053.0
Hosea Taylor6.551.5
Kiki DeAyala5.037.0
Loyd Lewis5.022.0
Tony Fitzpatrick4.028.0
Mike Hawkins4.027.0
Rayford Cooks3.527.5
Tony Holyfield3.026.0
Cleveland Crosby2.011.0
Andy Hawkins1.520.0
Luther Bradley1.08.0
Ross Browner0.55.5
Team Totals54.0392.0
Opponents Totals48.0341.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Darryl Clark100000
Rayford Cooks0003300
Cleveland Crosby0001100
Kiki DeAyala0001100
Dennis DeVaughn0001100
Todd Dillon210100
Todd Fowler520200
Sam Harrell6404-20
Andy Hawkins0001100
Mike Hawkins0001100
Tony Holyfield0001100
Van Hughes0001100
Richard Johnson220200
Jim Kelly1030300
Will Lewis0001150
Scott McGhee200000
Gerald McNeil410100
Dan Rosado0010100
Adrian Simpson100000
Dale Walters111230
Ladell Wills0001100
Team Totals34191513280
Opponents Totals29131619350
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