Event Date: May 15th, 1987
Event Description: Bulls Bounce Back
Source: Lakeland Ledger
Brian Franco kicked a pair of field goals, and the Jacksonville Bulls notched a 20-6 victory over the Arizona Wranglers.
Rookie Gerald Harris carried the ball 15 times for 102 yards and Alton Alexis caught four passes for 74 yards for the Bulls (8-5), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Ed Luther completed 13-of-20 passes for 235 yards with one touchdown in the victory.
Doug Williams threw for 277 yards on 15-of-40 passing, but was picked off two times for the Wranglers (5-8), who have lost three of four. Williams made his first start in four weeks after being out with a hip injury.
Jacksonville opened the scoring in the first quarter, with a Tony Smith three-yard touchdown run.
Arizona answered with a Luis Zendejas field goal from 22-yards out, making it 7-3.
With 2:30 minutes left in the first frame, Jacksonville extended its lead to 10-3 on an 18-yard field goal from Franco. A second Franco field goal opened the second stanza and that margin stood until another Zendejas field goal with 2:57 left in the opening half made it 13-6.
Luther rounded out the scoring with a 47-yard scoring strike to Elmer Bailey to close out the second stanza.
Neither team would score in the second half.
Arizona recorded a dozen penalties and two turnovers...Eric Truvillion piled up 188 receiving yards on seven grabs...due to a scheduling quirk the Bulls were coming off of just three days rest after playing on Monday.
more to come......