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February 15, 2022 135 min

1983 Week 14 - Saturday, June 4, 1983, Attendance: 32,908, TV: ESPN.  

[Note: If you want to skip all the pregame analysis forward the audio to near 7:30 minute mark where the kickoff begins.]  

Fred Besana, leading passer In the United States Football League, got the best of No. 1 rusher Herschel Walker by firing three touchdown passes and leading the Oakland Invaders to a 34-21 victory over the New Jersey Generals.  Oakland, 7-7, took the Pacific Division lead, moving ahead of Los Angeles which is 6-7 going into a Sunday game.  Walker took the league scoring lead, raising his season point total to 98 with two touchdown plunges and a 2-point conversion run. But the Generals' rookie fumbled the ball away on his first carry and was held to 72 yards on 21 carries.  Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner from Georgia, helped attract the Invaders' third best home crowd where 32,908 tickets were sold. For the season Walker had 1,545 yards rushing, with his total combined yardage rushing and receiving was 2,007.  Besana completed 10 of his first 11 passes including touchdown tosses of 8 yards to Arthur Whittington and 24 to Raymond Chester. In the second half, he hit Wyatt Henderson on an 8-yard TD pass.

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