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Invaders 27, Gunslingers 20

April 23, 1985

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Oakland Invaders took advantage of five San Antonio turnovers in the first half to grab a 20-0 lead, then withstood a furious Gunslingers’ comeback for 27-20 victory Monday night in a United States Football League game.

The Invaders, 5-3-1, converted two fumbles by Gunslingers’ quarterback Rick Neuheisel into touchdowns in the first quarter, while Oakland place kicker Novo Bojovic booted field goals of 27 and 52 yards to give the Invaders their halftime lead.

Neuheisel rallied San Antonio with three touchdown passes in the second half, but Oakland hung on to drop the Gunslingers to 3-6.

San Antonio scored its first TD midway through the third quarter when Neuheisel hit wide receiver Jerry Gordon with a 12-yard pass to cap a 53-yard, seven-play drive. Invader’s quarterback Bobbie Hebert ran it in from one yard out to make it 27-7 early in the fourth quarter.

Neuheisel hit Gordon again on a 44-yard TD pass with 8:03 left. Oakland blocked the extra point. The final score came on a 12-yard pass from Neuheisel to running back Don Roberts.

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