1983 Week 6 – Sunday, April 10, 1983
[NOTE: If you want to skip all the pregame analysis forward the video to the 6:00 minute mark where kickoff starts.
Also since this game was a blowout the network ABC with a few minutes left switched to the Birmingham vs Chicago game for bonus coverage. Unfortunately the video I received didn’t have all of the last minutes of the game]
Ted Torosion rambled for two touchdowns through the wind and rain after an interception and fumble recovery by Oakland as the Invaders snapped the Boston Breakers’ four-game winning streak.
Richard Crump put the Breakers, 4-2, ahead 7-0 early in the second quarter with a 1-yard plunge before Torosion got his first touchdown on a 2-yard run with 1:45 left in the period. Kevin Shea’s extra point attempt was blocked, leaving Boston ahead 7-6.
Torosion’s touchdown climaxed an 80-yard march started by Derrick Martin’s interception in the end zone of Johnnie Walton’s pass.
Crump’s fumble on Boston’s first play after the kickoff was recovered by Matt Elisara at the Boston 22-yard line. Five plays later Shea connected on a 28-yard field goal to give Oakland, 3-3, the lead for good, 9-7, as time ran out in the first half.
QB Fred Besana throws his first interception in nearly a month, setting a USFL-record for most consecutive passes without a pick (135 attempts). The miscue proves to be of little consequence as the Invaders roll over the Boston Breakers, 26-7, at Nickerson Field.