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World Bowl I

By Patrick Mondout

The Birmingham Americans stormed out to a 22-0 lead through three quarters only to see Florida mount a furious fourth quarter comeback in World Bowl I.

With the score 22-14 and with just under 5 minutes left, Birmingham punted to Florida's Rod Foster - the WFL's third leading punt returner during the regular season. Foster broke two tackles and spun out of another on his way to an exciting 76 yard punt return for a touchdown.

There was no kicked "extra point" in the WFL. Instead, an "action point" was played from the two yard line much like the two-point conversion in the modern NFL. The Blazers lined up to tie the game with 4:14 remaining. Florida's all-star running back Tommy Reamon took the handoff and headed wide right in a sweep. He was stopped just short of the goal and the score remained 22-21.

Birmingham moved the ball with ease in the final moments and picked up three first downs while running out the clock on the Blazers. The game ended with the Americans on the Blazers one yard line. A one point victory was enough for Birmingham.

SCORING 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Florida Blazers 0 0 0 21 21
Birmingham Americans 0 15 7 0 22

Birm- Profit, 1-yard run (pass failed)
Birm- Cantrelle, 4-yard run (Reed run)
Birm- B. Brown, 26-yard pass from Mira (pass failed)
Fla- Reamon, 39-yard pass from Davis (pass failed)
Fla- Latta, 40-yard pass from Davis (run failed)
Fla- Foster, 76-yard punt return (run failed)

TEAM STATISTICS Florida Birmingham
First-Downs 16 20
Rushes-Yards 29-141 57-211
Passing-Yards 184 90
Passes 8-21-2 5-15-0
Punts 3-39.6 8-39.1
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties-Penalized 8-54 8-60

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
Florida No. Yds. TD
Reamon 13 83 -
Gatti 4 26 -
Strong 6 11 -
James 3 11 -
Davis 3 10 -
Birmingham      
Profit 21 58 1
P. Robinson 14 44 -
Mira 4 27 -
Harraway 7 25 -
Cantrelle 5 42 -
Reed 5 18 -
Edwards 1 3 -

 

PASSING
Florida Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int.
Davis 21 8 184 2 2
Palazzo 0 0 0    
Birmingham          
Mira 14 5 9 1 0
Reed 1 0 0 0 0

 

RECEIVING
Florida No. Yds. TD
H. Bryan 3 50  
Latta 2 59 1
Strong 2 36  
Reamon 1 39 1
Birmingham      
B. Brown 3 55 1
Jenkins 1 18  
Homan 1 17  

 

INTERCEPTIONS
Birmingham No. Yds. Long TD
Williams 1 4 4 0
Willie Smith 1 0 0 0
Florida        
None        

 

PUNTING
Florida No. Yds. Avg.
Strock 3 119 39.6
Birmingham      
Eischeid 8 313 39.1

 

PUNT RETURNS
Florida No. Yds. TD
Foster 3 82 1
Edwards 3 20 0
Harris 1 11 0
Birmingham      
Smith 1 6 0

 

KICKOFF RETURNS
Florida No. Yds. TD
James 3 77 0
Foster 1 15 0
Birmingham      
Williams 2 22 0
Willie Smith 1 22 0
Edwards 1 5 0

  

 

 

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WORLD BOWL I

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Date: December 5, 1974

MVP: George Mira

Stadium: Legion Field, Birmingham

Attendance: 32,376


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