Event Date: June 9th, 1986
Event Description: Kelly Has Record Day
Source: Lubbock Journal News
Jim Kelly threw for 509 yards and matched his career-high with five touchdown passes as the Houston Gamblers thumped the Pittsburgh Maulers, 47-27, at the Astrodome on Sunday.
Kelly completed 33-of-41 passes with one interception, while Richard Johnson caught eight passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns for the Gamblers (6-8), who are still in danger of missing the playoffs. Ricky Sanders caught seven passes for 94 yards and one touchdown in the victory.
"I don't know, it's just one of those things," Kelly said of his performance. "We are running out of time. It was good to be back and play well. When you have the ball, you have to move the chains, and the guys did a great job up front today."
Larry Mason rushed for 34 yards on six carries and a touchdown Eric Shubert booted a pair of field goals for Pittsburgh. Steve Calabria and Jim Zorn both contribuuted touchdown passes.
Houston finished with 524 yards of net offense compared to just 275 for Pittsburgh...Mike Morgan opened the scoring with a safety early in the first quarter...Putt Choate posted two sacks for Pittsburgh.
In other Week #14 games; Birmingham downed Tampa 29-11, Memphis shut out Chicago 20-0, Oakland won at home over Orlando 18-10 and Rich Campbell led Michigan to a 19-7 at Los Angeles on Monday night.
more to come......