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Preseason Week 1: Pittsburgh Maulers at Cleveland Thunderbolts

August 16, 1980
73°
Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) Attendance: 56,447 (70%)
Maulers 3 6 10 8 - 27
Thunderbolts 0 17 7 6 - 30

Scoring Summary

(Qtr 1) Maulers: 4-5-CLE 5 (4:03) 8-Bret Curley 22 yard field goal is GOOD. CLE 0 PIT 3
(Qtr 2) Thunderbolts: 4-9-PIT 29 (13:32) 7-Gary Spence 47 yard field goal is GOOD. CLE 3 PIT 3
(Qtr 2) Thunderbolts: 3-9-PIT 49 (10:30) 27-Paul Bullard ran for 49 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 7-Gary Spence. CLE 10 PIT 3
(Qtr 2) Thunderbolts: 1-10-CLE 43 (8:58) 2-Lon Musso pass complete to 13-Adam Velasco for 57 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 7-Gary Spence. CLE 17 PIT 3
(Qtr 2) Maulers: 1-10-PIT 33 (0:16) 13-Michael White pass complete to 15-Charles Holt for 67 yards. TOUCHDOWN!
(Qtr 3) Maulers: 1-10-CLE 26 (9:12) 24-Robert Ensley ran for 26 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 8-Bret Curley. CLE 17 PIT 16
(Qtr 3) Thunderbolts: 1-10-CLE 17 (9:02) 2-Lon Musso pass complete to 27-Paul Bullard for 83 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Extra point GOOD by 7-Gary Spence. CLE 24 PIT 16
(Qtr 3) Maulers: 4-7-CLE 10 (2:34) 8-Bret Curley 27 yard field goal is GOOD. CLE 24 PIT 19
(Qtr 4) Thunderbolts: 4-11-PIT 16 (6:29) 7-Gary Spence 34 yard field goal is GOOD. CLE 27 PIT 19
(Qtr 4) Maulers: 1-10-CLE 30 (2:32) 3-Brandon Rocha pass complete to 15-Charles Holt for 30 yards. TOUCHDOWN! 13-Michael White pass complete to 82-Dennis McLean for 2 yards. CONVERSION GOOD! CLE 27 PIT 27
(Qtr 4) Thunderbolts: 4-3-PIT 34 (0:56) 7-Gary Spence 52 yard field goal is GOOD. CLE 30 PIT 27

Team Statistics

Thunderbolts Maulers
First Downs 14 17
- Rushing 3 4
- Passing 10 13
- Penalty 1 0
Total Net Yards 401 420
- Offensive Plays 66 68
- Yards Per Play 6.08 6.18
Net Rushing Yards 116 117
- Rushing Attempts 30 24
- Yards Per Rush 3.87 4.88
Net Passing Yards 285 303
- Att/Comp/Int 32 / 16 / 0 38 / 23 / 2
- Gross Passing Yards 321 345
- Sacks/Yards Lost 4 / 36 6 / 42
- Yards Per Pass Play 7.92 6.89
- Yards Per Completion 20.06 15.00
Fumbles/Lost 2 / 1 1 / 0
3rd Down Conversions 5 / 16 4 / 13
- Avg YTG on 3rd Down 9.3 9.8
4th Down Conversions 1 / 1 1 / 1
Penalties/Yards 5 / 25 6 / 50
Punt Returns/Yards 2 / 2 4 / 28
Kick Returns/Yards 1 / 27 1 / 35
Int Returns/Yards 2 / 3 0 / 0
2pt Conversions 0 / 0 1 / 1
Red Zone Visits 1 2
- Red Zone TDs/FGs 0 / 1 0 / 2
Avg Drive Start OWN 27 OWN 32
Time of Possession 28:06 31:55

Drive Charts

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 12:56 2:50 OWN 19 6 5 Punt
1 4:00 5:32 OWN 25 9 46 Field Goal
2 11:53 1:31 OPP 50 3 50 Touchdown
2 8:58 0:09 OWN 43 1 57 Touchdown
2 7:24 3:43 OWN 41 6 14 Missed FG
2 2:10 1:54 OWN 13 11 56 Fumble
2 0:05 0:05 OWN 25 1 -1 Half
3 15:00 2:12 OWN 25 3 -11 Punt
3 11:51 0:26 OWN 9 4 12 Punt
3 9:05 0:18 OWN 17 1 83 Touchdown
3 2:31 1:35 OWN 25 3 1 Punt
4 13:29 2:09 OWN 9 3 5 Punt
4 10:34 4:09 OWN 46 9 38 Field Goal
4 2:25 1:33 OWN 25 6 41 Field Goal

Pittsburgh Maulers

Qtr Start Poss From Plays Yards Result
1 15:00 2:04 OWN 25 3 0 Punt
1 10:06 6:06 OWN 33 12 63 Field Goal
2 13:29 1:36 OWN 25 3 -16 Punt
2 10:22 1:24 OWN 25 3 -12 Punt
2 8:49 1:25 OWN 25 4 32 Interception
2 3:42 1:32 OPP 48 3 -5 Punt
2 0:16 0:10 OWN 33 1 67 Touchdown
3 12:48 0:57 OWN 46 3 -3 Punt
3 11:25 2:20 OWN 41 5 59 Touchdown
3 8:47 6:17 OWN 25 11 65 Field Goal
3 0:56 2:27 OWN 28 5 24 Punt
4 11:20 0:45 OWN 44 2 7 Interception
4 6:26 4:00 OWN 25 6 75 Touchdown
4 0:52 0:52 OWN 25 6 27 Game

Rushing Stats

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Paul Bullard 10 73 7.30 49 1 1
Adam Velasco 12 42 3.50 10 1 0
Allan Benefield 4 5 1.25 2 0 0
Peter Glasper 4 -4 -1.00 -1 0 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Att Yds Avg Lng 10+ TDs
Robert Ensley 9 60 6.67 26 1 1
Raymond Hampton 3 28 9.33 11 2 0
John Murray 9 20 2.22 14 2 0
Cliff Thomas 3 9 3.00 10 1 0

Passing Stats

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
Lon Musso 24 12 276 3 / 30 2 83 0 119.44
Chester Dougherty 7 4 45 1 / 6 0 14 0 76.49
David Mitchell 1 0 0 0 / 0 0 - 0 39.58

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Att Comp Yds Sk/Yd TDs Lng Int Rate
Michael White 30 17 251 5 / 35 1 67 2 67.50
Brandon Rocha 3 3 62 0 / 0 1 30 0 158.33
Scott Deal 5 3 32 1 / 7 0 19 0 78.75

Receiving Stats

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Paul Bullard 2 100 50.00 83 1
Adam Velasco 4 93 23.25 57 1
William Womack 2 33 16.50 17 0
Justin Holley 1 32 32.00 32 0
Chris Miller 3 24 8.00 18 0
Jim Aguirre 1 18 18.00 18 0
Allan Benefield 1 14 14.00 14 0
Jesse Thompson 1 9 9.00 9 0
Peter Glasper 1 -2 -2.00 -2 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TDs
Charles Holt 3 107 35.67 67 2
John Murray 7 74 10.57 20 0
Eric Metcalf 4 72 18.00 26 0
Dennis McLean 4 37 9.25 21 0
John Gordon 1 15 15.00 15 0
Robert Richards 1 14 14.00 14 0
Robert Diaz 1 12 12.00 12 0
Raymond Hampton 1 11 11.00 11 0
Cliff Thomas 1 3 3.00 3 0

Blocking Stats

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Tom Moore 32 25 2 3
Antonio Preston 9 9 1 1
William Womack 13 25 0 1
Eric Irvin 0 2 0 0
David Webb 5 7 0 0
Carrol Myers 31 25 0 3
George Simmons 0 2 0 0
Johnny King 3 0 0 0
Justin Holley 2 0 0 0
Gabriel Decker 0 2 0 0
Paul Bullard 3 3 0 0
Adam Velasco 2 0 0 0
Joel Lilly 13 11 0 2
Peter Glasper 3 1 0 0
Brady Kizer 3 3 0 0
Jonathon Padilla 0 1 0 0
Bryan Dunn 0 1 0 0
David Brooks 0 1 0 0
Kevin Hudson 0 1 0 0
Michael Gray 0 1 0 0
Chad McGraw 2 5 0 1
Chris Miller 12 21 0 0
Harold Gould 24 26 0 2
Austin Gonzales 0 1 0 0
Kevin Peck 10 6 0 0
Allan Benefield 1 0 0 0
Myron Gonzales 8 7 0 0
Edward Costa 8 7 0 1
Jose Gough 4 6 0 0
Jesse Thompson 1 7 0 2
Brent Reichman 0 2 0 0
Christopher Henderson 0 22 0 0
Kevin Bell 8 7 0 2
Jim Aguirre 0 9 0 0
Jimmy Brown 0 14 0 1
Monte Cherry 2 0 0 0
Bob Gomez 12 3 0 0
Charles Torres 35 18 0 1
Wayne Holland 1 1 0 0
Romeo Martinez 31 25 0 2
Charles Grey 0 1 0 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name PassBlk RunBlk SkAlld TklAlld
Barry Unger 35 16 3 3
Larry Fazio 8 6 1 1
Dennis McLean 15 29 1 1
Javier Rudolph 0 13 0 0
Pete Gabriel 43 25 0 1
Michael Mills 46 26 0 0
John Gordon 0 11 0 1
Charles Holt 0 14 0 2
Robert Ensley 12 10 0 0
Jon Brantley 41 28 0 0
Raymond Weems 34 19 0 1
Raymond Hampton 8 9 0 0
Eric Metcalf 1 16 0 0
Ronald Horne 4 3 0 0
Charles Miller 4 0 0 0
Terry Goodwin 0 2 0 0
Mark Fisher 0 3 0 0
John Murray 1 6 0 0
Leonel Martinsen 7 1 0 0
Robert Diaz 1 6 0 0
Cliff Thomas 3 0 0 0
Arthur Phillips 0 2 0 1
Guadalupe Pierce 0 1 0 0
Larry Barber 8 2 0 0
Randy Ertel 0 1 0 0
Jeff Orr 7 3 0 1
Charles Smith 0 1 0 0
Paul Brooks 0 1 0 1
Lamont Thielen 1 1 0 0
Morton Wright 1 2 0 0
Vito Moffat 0 3 0 0
Sidney Woosley 7 6 0 1
Andre Adkins 10 9 0 0
Herman Winn 9 7 0 0
Tim Kaufman 8 4 0 0
Robert Richards 0 2 0 0
Brandon Rocha 1 0 0 0

Interception Stats

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Int Yds Avg TDs
Jonathon Padilla 1 2 2.00 0
Brady Kizer 1 1 1.00 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Fumble Stats

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
Peter Glasper 1 0 0 0
Paul Bullard 1 0 0 0
Harold Gould 0 1 0 0
Gabriel Decker 0 0 1 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Fumb Recov Force TDs
John Murray 1 0 0 0
Michael Switzer 0 0 1 0
Howard Vaughn 0 1 1 0
Eric Metcalf 0 1 0 0

Punting

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Dan Carr 5 236 47.20 42.20 53 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Punts Yds Avg Net Lng In 20
Julian Nolan 6 269 44.83 45.00 56 4

Kicking

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Gary Spence 3 / 4 2 / 3 1 / 2 52 3 / 3

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name FG 40+ 50+ Lng XP
Bret Curley 2 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 27 1 / 2

Punt Return

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Ret Yds Avg Lng TDs
Adam Velasco 2 2 1.0 1 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Ret Yds Avg Lng TDs
John Murray 4 28 7.0 11 0

Kick Return

Cleveland Thunderbolts

Name Ret Yds Avg TDs
Adam Velasco 1 27 27.0 0

Pittsburgh Maulers

Name Ret Yds Avg TDs
John Murray 1 35 35.0 0

Defensive Stats