Event Date: March 6th, 1987
Event Description: ‘Gades Remain Winless
Source: Ocala Star Banner
John Fourcade completed 12-of-25 passes for 145 yards to lead the Breakers to a 17-10 victory over the Orlando Renegades at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Marcus Dupree finished with 86 total yards, including 76 yards on 21 rushing attempts, for New Orleans (2-1).
Veteran John Reaves connected on 20-of-37 passes for 183 yards with two interceptions for Orlando (0-3).
"It's always tough to come away without a win," said Reaves after the contest. "But kudos to everybody who played hard. Everybody played their tails off and it's too bad we came up short."
New Orleans opened the scoring early in the second quarter with a 13-yard Fourcade to Greg Taylor touchdown pass, giving the hosts a 7-0 advantage.
The Renegades managed a touchdown late in the first half, and the score was 7-7 after 30 minutes of action.
Defense continued to dominate in the second half, and Orlando pushed its edge to 10-7 after a 19-yard field goal from Alan Duncan.
With just seconds remaining in the third quarter, New Orleans tied the game with a 45-yard Tim Mazzetti field goal.
Finally, a touchdown was scored with just 3:16 remaining in the contest, as Marcus Dupree scored on a two-yard touchdown plunge securing the win for the Breakers.
"It's not about individuality over here, we're just finding a way," said Dupree. "Offense down? Defense has to pick them up. Defense down? Offense has got to score. We just find ways."
"We're not playing consistent on offense," remarked Orlando receiver Jerry Gordon after the loss. "We've got to find ways to make more plays. We've got a lot of skill, we've got a lot of ability, but we're not showing it in our execution."
Darryl Mason finished with four catches for 63 yards in the victory...Victor Hicks managed 45 yards on five catches in defeat for the Renegades...both teams managed 17 first downs and committed three turnovers.
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