Birmingham Stallions (13-5)
Head Coach: Rollie Dotsch

Oakland Invaders (13-4-1)
Coach: Charlie Sumner

Arizona Outlaws (8-10)
Head Coach: Frank Kush

New Jersey Generals (11-7)
Head Coach: Walt Michaels

Memphis Showboats (11-7)
Head Coach: Pepper Rodgers

Baltimore Stars (10-7-1)
Head Coach: Jim Mora

Denver Gold (11-7)
Head Coach: Mouse Davis

Orlando Renegades (5-13)
Head Coach: Lee Corso

Portland Breakers (6-12)
Head Coach: Dick Coury

Houston Gamblers (10-8)
Head Coach: Jack Pardee

Tampa Bay Bandits (10-8)
Head Coach: Steve Spurrier

Jacksonville Bulls (9-9)
Head Coach: Lindy Infante

San Antonio Gunslingers (5-13)
Head Coach: Jim Bates (3-9) and Gil Steinke (2-4)
Los Angeles Express (3-15)
Head Coach: John Hadl



































The USFL lost even more money in 1985, and with a dubious plan to begin a fall schedule the following year, decided not only to complete with the NFL on the field, but in the court room. The league filed an antitrust lawsuit against the established league in hopes the money would insure its survival. The USFL miraculous won shortly before the planned 1986 season, but was awarded only $3, when courts agreed that while the NFL was a monopoly, it became one through sound business practice rather than dirty tactics. TEAMS FOLDING: Chicago Blitz, Pittsburgh Maulers TEAMS MERGING: Michigan Panthers and Oakland Invaders= Oakland Invaders. Oklahoma Outlaws and Arizona Wranglers=Arizona Outlaws TEAMS MOVING: New Orleans to Portland. Washington Federals to Orlando Renegades.
THE END OF THE USFL
May 1986: Federal Judge Peter Leisure hears the USFL vs. NFL case July 25, 1986: Six-member jury begins deliberations on the case. July 29, 1986: The jury concludes that the NFL is in violation of the Sherman Anti-trust Laws by conspiring to monopolize professional football, and that they did illegally damage the USFL. The jury awarded the USFL $1 dollar in damages (trebled to $3 by law) August 1st, 1986: The USFL owners meet and vote to suspend the 1986 season. They also vote to appeal the jury's decision.
WEEK ONE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23
TAMPA BAY 35, Orlando 7 (45,045) - Gary Anderson rushed for 143 yards and a record-tying 4 TDs as the Bandits routed the Renegades. Anderson scored on runs of 3, 68 and 6 yards as Tampa Bay built a 28-0 halftime lead
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24
JACKSONVILLE 22, Baltimore 14 (51,045) - Host Jacksonville was led by K Brian Franco's USFL record-tying five FGs, including 51 and 50-yarders. The Bulls lost QB Brian Sipe in the first quarter with a shoulder separation
ARIZONA 9, Portland 7 (20,321) - Luis Zendejas kicked three FGs in his debut, including a 43-yarder with 6:33 left, to give Arizona the win. Zendejas' game-winner was set by by CB Carl Allen's interception at the Portland 39
OAKLAND 31, Denver 10 (23,622) - Bobby Hebert threw for three TDs in the fourth quarter, starting with a 50-yard bomb to Anthony Carter, and finished with four TD strikes in his debut with the Invaders
Houston 34, LOS ANGELES 33 (18,828) - Jim Kelly began 1985 in style with five TDs and a record 574 yards passing in leading the Gamblers to a stunning comeback. The Gamblers trailed 33-13 in the final quarter
BIRMINGHAM 38, New Jersey 28 (34,785) - Doug Flutie looked anything but ready as he misfired on his first nine passes, with two being intercepted. It wasn't until late in the third quarter that he collected his first completion
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
Memphis 20, SAN ANTONIO 3 (10,983) - Walter Lewis fired three TD passes to spark the Showboats. Lewis passed 25 yards to WR Greg Moser, a 35-yard TD to WR Derrick Crawford, and a 4-yard TD to TE Gary Shirk
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     1  0 0  38  28 Houston        1  0 0  34  33
Tampa Bay      1  0 0  35   7 Oakland        1  0 0  31  10
Memphis        1  0 0  20   3 Arizona        1  0 0   9   7
Jacksonville   1  0 0  22  14 Denver         0  1 0  10  31
Baltimore      0  1 0  14  22 Portland       0  1 0   7   9
New Jersey     0  1 0  28  38 San Antonio    0  1 0   3  20
Orlando        0  1 0   7  35 Los Angeles    0  1 0  33  34
WEEK TWO
FRIDAY MARCH 1
New Jersey 28, ORLANDO 10 (32,748) - Doug Flutie gambled, scrambled and threw for four TD passes to lead the  Generals. Three of the TD passes went to WR Clarence Collins, the fourth went to tight end Sam Bowers
SATURDAY MARCH 2
PORTLAND 14, Los Angeles 10 (25,232) - Buford Jordan bulled for 110 yards and scored the game-winning TD early in the fourth quarter as Portland made their home debut a success
SUNDAY MARCH 3
SAN ANTONIO 16, Arizona 14 (11,151) - DL Jeff Chaffin sacked Arizona QB Doug Williams for a game-winning safety with 1:08 remaining.San Antonio was scoreless until the fourth quarter
OAKLAND 17, Baltimore 17 (T) (20,495) - Oakland's Bobby Hebert threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Carter with one second left, forcing the game into a scoreless OT. The Invaders trailed 17-0 in the third
Denver 40, BIRMINGHAM 23 (27,400) - Doug Evans passed for two TDs and ran for another in directing a 564-yard Denver attack. The Gold led 26-21 and broke the game open with drives of 78 and 56 yards
Houston 50, TAMPA BAY 28 (42,291) - Jim Kelly passed for 261.yards and four TDs, Clarence Verdin and Gerald McNeil returned kicks for TDs, and the defense intercepted Tampa QBs John Reaves and Jimmy Jordan six times
MONDAY MARCH 4
Memphis 24, JACKSONVILLE 14 (40,148) - QB Walter Lewis brought the Showboats alive in the second half, running for two TDs and throwing for another
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Memphis        2  0 0  46  17 Houston        2  0 0  84  61
Tampa Bay      1  1 0  63  57 Oakland        1  0 1  48  27
Birmingham     1  1 0  61  68 Arizona        1  1 0  23  23
Jacksonville   1  1 0  36  38 Denver         1  1 0  50  54
New Jersey     1  1 0  56  48 Portland       1  1 0  21  19
Baltimore      0  1 1  31  39 San Antonio    1  1 0  19  34
Orlando        0  2 0  17  63 Los Angeles    0  2 0  43  48
WEEK THREE
SATURDAY MARCH 9
MEMPHIS 21, Baltimore 19 (37,466) - Memphis QB Walter Lewis threw two TD passes and also ran for a score to lead the host Showboats past the Stars, as they rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit
Birmingham 34, ORLANDO 10 (25,831) - QB Cliff Stoudt passed for two TDs and ran for another as the Stallions  rolled. The only dark spot in the evening for Birmingham came when Joe Cribbs left the game with a broken finger
SUNDAY MARCH 10
DENVER 29, Portland 17 (17,790) - Denver quarterback Vince Evans threw for one TD and ran for another in the fourth quarter for the Gold. The low attendance was disappointing because of the team's money-back guarantee
NEW JERSEY 35, Los Angeles 24 (58,741) - The Generals trailed 24-14 entering the fourth quarter, but Doug Flutie led his team on touchdown drives of 70 and 78 yards 100 yards in his nationally televised home debut.
Tampa Bay 31, SAN ANTONIO 18 (21,822) -Tampa Bay QB John Reaves threw for 298 yards and three TDs to pace the Bandits. Reaves tied his own franchise record set last season with 12 straight pass completions
Houston 42, OAKLAND 7 (16,037) - Houston QB Jim Kelly continued his torrid pace by throwing for four touchdowns and 404 yards as the Gamblers rolled over the Invaders. It was the team's 10th staight victory over two years
MONDAY MARCH 11
ARIZONA 41, Jacksonville 21 (13,025) - Arizona QB Doug Williams, stung by recent criticism of his inability to generate offense, threw three TD passes, two to TE Ron Wheeler, while RB Reggie Brown scored three times
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Memphis        3  0 0  67  36 Houston        3  0 0 126  68
Tampa Bay      2  1 0  94  75 Denver         2  1 0  79  71
Birmingham     2  1 0  95  78 Arizona        2  1 0  64  44
New Jersey     2  1 0  91  72 Oakland        1  1 1  55  69
Jacksonville   1  2 0  57  79 Portland       1  2 0  38  48
Baltimore      0  2 1  50  60 San Antonio    1  2 0  37  65
Orlando        0  3 0  27  97 Los Angeles    0  3 0  67  83
WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY MARCH 16
TAMPA BAY 23, Arizona 13 (41,381) - Gary Anderson ran for a career-high 162 yards and Zenon Andrusyshyn kicked three FGs. The Outlaws were limited to a pair of FGs by Luis Zendejas and a 12-yard TD by Kevin Long.
LOS ANGELES 38, San Antonio 7 (11,157) - QB Steve Young ran for one TD and threw for another as the Express scored a team record 38 points
PORTLAND 32, Orlando 17 (25,885) - Buford Jordan ran for 175 yards and Tim Mazzetti kicked three FGs, but  Orlando nearly pulled off a miracle finish as Victor Jackson returned a punt to the Breakers' 14 as time expired
SUNDAY MARCH 17
BIRMINGHAM 34, Memphis 19 (34,500) - Cliff Stoudt threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Stallions into ad a three-way tie at the top of the USFL's Eastern Conference
BALTIMORE 29, New Jersey 9 (31,026) - Chuck Fusina passed for 204 yards as the Stars won their first game. The defense kept QB Doug Flutie scrambling all day, sacking him three times and intercepting him twice
OAKLAND 42, Jacksonville 36 (16,678) - Oakland QB Bobby Hebert fired four touchdown passes and the Invaders intercepted Jacksonville QB Ed Luther twice in the final period to win. Hebert had 311 yards passing
MONDAY MARCH 18
HOUSTON 36, Denver 17 (33,747) - The Gamblers, paced by four TD passes from Jim Kelly and three FGs by Toni Fritsch, blasted Denver. Kelly completed 32 of 61 passes for 433 yards
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Memphis        3  1 0  86  70 Houston        4  0 0 162  85
Tampa Bay      3  1 0 117  89 Oakland        2  1 1  97 104
Birmingham     3  1 0 129  97 Arizona        2  2 0  77  67
New Jersey     2  2 0 100 101 Denver         2  2 0  96 107
Baltimore      1  2 1  79  69 Portland       2  2 0  70  65
Jacksonville   1  3 0  93 121 San Antonio    1  3 0  44 103
Orlando        0  4 0  44 129 Los Angeles    1  3 0 105  90
WEEK FIVE
THURSDAY MARCH 21
JACKSONVILLE 34, Orlando 31 (OT) (31,883) - Brian Franco kicked a 29-yard FG to lead the Bulls to a sudden-death victory. Franco's kick capped a four-TD night for Mike Rosier, who carried the ball 38 times for 199 yards
SATURDAY MARCH 23
ARIZONA 27, Los Angeles 13 (20,835) - Reggie Brown scored two TDs and became Arizona's first 100-yard rusher this season with 127 on 16 carries as the Outlaws won. LA QB Steve Young suffered a hyperextended knee
SUNDAY MARCH 24
Birmingham 7, BALTIMORE 3 (14,529) - Birmingham RB Joe Cribbs took a pitchout from Cliff Stoudt and raced 10 yards for a third-period touchdown, giving the Stallions the win
Oakland 31, MEMPHIS 19 (28,773) - Bobby Hebert threw two TD passes and Albert Bentley ran for 148 yards for the Invaders. Tom Newton scored the first Oakland TD after Daryl Hart fell on a Memphis fumble on the opening kickoff
HOUSTON 27, Portland 20 (22,013) - Houston's Jim Kelly threw two TD passes and engineered the Gamblers to Sam Harrell's game-winning 1-yard touchdown dive with 54 seconds to play
NEW JERSEY 28, Tampa Bay 24 (41,079) - Herschel Walker scored the winning touchdown with 24 seconds left and Doug Flutie passed for two TDs as the Generals rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth period
MONDAY MARCH 25
DENVER 16, San Antonio 2 (13,901) - Denver put together three scoring drives that totaled only 49 yards thanks to San Antonio turnovers, in front of few fans who came despite a moneyback guarantee
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     4  1 0 136 100 Houston        5  0 0 189 105
New Jersey     3  2 0 128 125 Oakland        3  1 1 128 123
Memphis        3  2 0 105 101 Arizona        3  2 0 104  80
Tampa Bay      3  2 0 141 116 Denver         3  2 0 112 109
Jacksonville   2  3 0 127 152 Portland       2  3 0  90  92
Baltimore      1  3 1  82  76 San Antonio    1  4 0  46 119
Orlando        0  5 0  75 163 Los Angeles    1  4 0 118 117
WEEK SIX
FRIDAY MARCH 29
Tampa Bay 28, MEMPHIS 20 (23,952) - John Reaves completed 24 of 35 passes for 307 yards and Gary Anderson provided three touchdowns as Tampa Bay dumped the Showboats for their fourth win in six games
SATURDAY MARCH 30
BIRMINGHAM 25, Jacksonville 18 (41,200) - Cliff Stoudt threw three TD passes, two to little Joey Jones, to lead the  Stallions. The 5-foot-10 Jones' only two receptions were on scoring plays of 35 and 14 yards
ARIZONA 31, New Jersey 13 (30,432) - Doug Williams threw for 231 yards and three TDs, two to WR Al Williams, as the Outlaws beat the error-prone Generals, who had taken a 13-10 lead on Maurice Carthon's 1-yard run
SUNDAY MARCH 31
Oakland 30, LOS ANGELES 6 (11,619) - Bobby Hebert threw three touchdown passes, two of them to wide receiver Anthony Carter, to lead the Invaders to their third in a row
Baltimore 27, HOUSTON 14 (24,166) - Jim Kelly, the USFL's leading passer, had two of his passes in the third quarter intercepted and lost a fumble and had another pass picked off in the fourth
DENVER 21, Orlando 17 (10,217) - Vince Evans passed for two second-half TDs and rushed for another as the Gold overcame a lethargic first half to beat the winless Renegades.
MONDAY APRIL 1
San Antonio 33, PORTLAND 0 (19,882) - Rick Neuheisel threw two TD passes and Nick Mike-Mayer kicked three field goals as the Gunslingers rolled over the mistake-prone Breakers.
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     5  1 0 161 118 Houston        5  1 0 203 132
Tampa Bay      4  2 0 169 136 Oakland        4  1 1 158 129
New Jersey     3  3 0 141 156 Arizona        4  2 0 135  93
Memphis        3  3 0 125 129 Denver         4  2 0 133 126
Baltimore      2  3 1 109  90 Portland       2  4 0  90 125
Jacksonville   2  4 0 145 177 San Antonio    2  4 0  79 119
Orlando        0  6 0  92 184 Los Angeles    1  5 0 124 147
WEEK SEVEN
THURSDAY APRIL 4
ORLANDO 28, Memphis 17 (21,223) - The Renegades got a touchdown on the opening kickoff and another on Reggie Collier's 63-yard run with 33 seconds left for their first win.
SATURDAY APRIL 6
TAMPA BAY 31, Jacksonville 17 (40,000) - Gary Anderson ran for one TD and caught passes from John Reaves for two more to lead the Bandits. Reaves completed 22 of 38 passes for 292 yards
PORTLAND 30, Oakland 17 (23,388) - Matt Robinson threw for three TDs and Portland defenders picked off four Bobby Hebert passes as the Breakers pulled away, after leading 17-0 early in the second
SUNDAY APRIL 7
NEW JERSEY 31, Houston 25 (34,573) - While Jim Kelly and Todd Dillon were combining for 356 passing yards, the Generals rambled to a record 344 rushing yards, including a league mark of 233 by Herschel Walker
SAN ANTONIO 15, Birmingham 14 (8,873) - Nick Mike-Mayer kicked three FGs for San Antonio, including a game-winning 24-yarder early in the fourth, while Danny Miller missed a 37-yard field goal attempt in the final minute
Baltimore 17, LOS ANGELES 6 (5,637) - Allen Harvin rushed 26 times for 111 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs and iced the game when he ran 21 yards for a TD with 1:53 left. The crowd was the smallest ever for the Express
MONDAY APRIL 8
DENVER 28, Arizona 7 (12,769) - Bill Johnson rushed for 165 yards and a TD, as Denver's offense rolled up 478 yards. Denver spotted the Outlaws a 7-0 lead, then countered with scoring drives of 99, 80, 79 and 80 yards
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     5  2 0 175 133 Houston        5  2 0 228 163
Tampa Bay      5  2 0 200 153 Denver         5  2 0 161 133
New Jersey     4  3 0 172 181 Oakland        4  2 1 175 159
Baltimore      3  3 1 126  96 Arizona        4  3 0 142 121
Memphis        3  4 0 142 157 Portland       3  4 0 120 142
Jacksonville   2  5 0 162 208 San Antonio    3  4 0  94 133
Orlando        1  6 0 120 201 Los Angeles    1  6 0 130 164
WEEK EIGHT
FRIDAY APRIL 12
JACKSONVILLE 28, San Antonio 17 (32,097) - Larry Mason, subbing for the injured Mike Rozier, ran for 100 yards and one TD to lead the Bulls to a come-from-behind win
SATURDAY APRIL 13
BIRMINGHAM 20, Oakland 17 (44,500) - Joe Cribbs gained a season-high 94 yards and scored one TD and Birmingham's defense had five sacks and two interceptions as the Stallions moved atop the East
SUNDAY APRIL 14
Memphis 13, BALTIMORE 10 (15,728) - Alan Duncan got a second chance with Memphis Showboats after being released two weeks ago and he made the most of it with a game-winning 35-yard field goal with 6:20 elapsed in OT
Orlando 24, ARIZONA 19 (32,169) - Reggie Collier threw for 180 yards and Rickey Claitt scored on a 3-yard run late in the third for Orlando, who sealed the win on Jeff Brockhaus' 38-yard FG with 2:06 remaining in the game
NEW JERSEY 34, Portland 7 (38,245) - New Jersey scored on its first five possessions in its romp. Herschel Walker rushed for 109 on 25 carries, including two 1-yard TD plunges, and Doug Flutie threw for 191 yards
Los Angeles 18, HOUSTON 17 (20,193) - Frank Seurer, subbing for injured Steve Young, zipped a 35-yard TD to JoJo Townsell with 1:08 to play as LA ended a three-game losing string. K Tony Zendejas added four FGs
MONDAY APRIL 15
TAMPA BAY 33, Denver 17 (40,000) - John Reaves passed for 292 yards and one touchdown, and Gary Anderson ran 1 yard to score his 14th TD to lead the Bandits. Greg Boone and Ricky Williams also ran for TDs
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     6  2 0 195 150 Houston        5  3 0 245 181
Tampa Bay      6  2 0 233 170 Denver         5  3 0 178 166
New Jersey     5  3 0 206 188 Oakland        4  3 1 192 179
Memphis        4  4 0 155 167 Arizona        4  4 0 142 121
Baltimore      3  4 1 136 109 Portland       3  5 0 127 176
Jacksonville   3  5 0 190 225 San Antonio    3  5 0 111 161
Orlando        2  6 0 144 220 Los Angeles    2  6 0 148 181
WEEK NINE
FRIDAY APRIL 19
New Jersey 21, MEMPHIS 19 (44,339) - Herschel Walker ran for 164 yards and a TD as the Generals won, scoring all their touchdowns in the second half after trailing 3-0 at intermission
SATURDAY APRIL 20
Jacksonville 31, ORLANDO 10 (34,338) - QB Ed Luther carved up Orlando's pass defense for 297 yards and four TDs and Mike Rozier ran for 126 yards to lead the Bulls
DENVER 51, Los Angeles 0 (15,165) - QB Bob Gagliano, making his first start, threw four TD passes, three to Leonard Harris, to lead the Gold. Gagliano completed 17 of 25 passes for 297 yards in just over three quarters
SUNDAY APRIL 21
Houston 33, ARIZONA 17 (16,640) - Clarence Verdin returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and Jim Kelly threw two scoring strikes to Scott McGhee as the Gamblers rallied from a 14-10 halftime deficit
BIRMINGHAM 30, Tampa Bay 3 (28,900) - Cliff Stoudt passed for two TDs and Joe Cribbs scored twice as the  Stallions won despite their financial problems. Danny Miller kicked three field goals, including a 53-yarder
BALTIMORE 26, Portland 17 (14,832) - Kelvin Bryant rushed for two TDs and 185 yards to lead the Stars. It was Bryant's first action since injuring his right hamstring four weeks ago
MONDAY APRIL 22
OAKLAND 27, San Antonio 20 (18,215) - The 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 the win
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     7  2 0 225 153 Houston        6  3 0 278 198
New Jersey     6  3 0 227 207 Denver         6  3 0 229 166
Tampa Bay      6  3 0 236 200 Oakland        5  3 1 219 199
Baltimore      4  4 1 162 126 Arizona        4  5 0 159 154
Memphis        4  5 0 174 188 Portland       3  6 0 144 202
Jacksonville   4  5 0 221 235 San Antonio    3  6 0 131 188
Orlando        2  7 0 154 251 Los Angeles    2  7 0 148 232
WEEK TEN
FRIDAY APRIL 26
Memphis 33, DENVER 17 (8,207) - Ex-Denver RB Harry Sydney ran 12 yards for a tiebreaking fourth-quarter TD and QB Mike Kelley ran 18 yards for another score, lifting Memphis before a record low crowd in Denver
SATURDAY APRIL 27
OAKLAND 27, Arizona 11 (12,972) - QB Bobby Hebert threw two TD passes and Novo Bojovic kicked a pair of FGs  to lead the Invaders. Hebert threw TD passes of 14 yards to Derek Holloway and 22 yards to Albert Bentley
LOS ANGELES 17, Portland 12 (7,188) - Kevin Nelson carried the ball 20 times for 85 yards to lead the Express. The game may have been the last for the financially troubled, league-owned Express, whose future was unsure
SUNDAY APRIL 28
JACKSONVILLE 27, Birmingham 17 (41,298) - Ed Luther hooked up with Perry Kemp on a 15-yard TD pass and 11 of Rozier's 79 yards went for a score as Jacksonville evened its record at 5-5
TAMPA BAY 28, Baltimore 14 (41,266) - John Reaves' third-quarter TD bombs of 47 yards to Larry Brodsky and 57 yards to Jerry Price led the Bandits, who held Kelvin Bryant of the Stars to 58 yards rushing and one TD
Houston 38, SAN ANTONIO 29 (9,723) - Jim Kelly was on fire at the start of the second half, throwing for TDs on Houston's first three possessions. Houston's Clarence Verdin returned a kickoff a record 102 yards for a TD
MONDAY APRIL 29
NEW JERSEY 24, Orlando 7 (38,084) - Herschel Walker rambled for 157 yards and one TD, while Generals owner Donald Trump convinced league owners to continue with their plans to switch to a fall football schedule
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
New Jersey     7  3 0 251 214 Houston        7  3 0 316 227
Birmingham     7  3 0 242 180 Oakland        6  3 1 246 210
Tampa Bay      7  3 0 264 214 Denver         6  4 0 246 199
Memphis        5  5 0 207 205 Arizona        4  6 0 170 181
Jacksonville   5  5 0 248 252 Portland       3  7 0 156 219
Baltimore      4  5 1 176 154 San Antonio    3  7 0 160 226
Orlando        2  8 0 161 275 Los Angeles    3  7 0 165 244
WEEK ELEVEN
FRIDAY MAY 3
MEMPHIS 38, Birmingham 24 (29,025) - QB Mike Kelley completed 21 of 28 passes for 211 yards and two TDs as the Showboats won for the first time in four meeting with Birmingham since joining the league last season
SATURDAY MAY 4
Tampa Bay 24, LOS ANGELES 14 (4,912) - QB John Reaves completed 20 of 38 passes and threw for two TDs to lead Tampa, which scored 24 consecutive points in the second and third quarters
SUNDAY MAY 5
BALTIMORE 24, Arizona 19 (14,432) - Baltimore's Kelvin Bryant rambled for a 15-yard TD run with 4:44 left to lift the Stars. Bryant put the Stars ahead 20-19 when he broke two tackles and capped a seven-play, 66-yard drive
Oakland 21, ORLANDO 7 (21,085) - Fred Besana, pressed into duty when Bobby Hebert was injured, threw three TD passes, including a 63-yarder to Derek Holloway on his first attempt, to spark Oakland
JACKSONVILLE 30, New Jersey 20 (60,100) - Ed Luther hit 20 of 31 passes for 200 yards, while Norris Brown ran a fourth-quarter kickoff back 82 yards for a touchdown to lead the Bulls to the upset
Denver 35, SAN ANTONIO 9 (9,753) - QB Bob Gagliano threw for two TDs and ran for two more as Denver rolled. The Gold turned five San Antonio interceptions and two fumbles into five touchdowns
MONDAY MAY 6
Houston 45, PORTLAND 7 (18,457) - Richard Johnson caught a USFL record four TD passes from Jim Kelly as the  Gamblers rolled. The speedy, 5-9 receiver wound up with 10 receptions for 167 yards
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Tampa Bay      8  3 0 288 228 Houston        8  3 0 361 234
New Jersey     7  4 0 271 244 Oakland        7  3 1 267 217
Birmingham     7  4 0 266 218 Denver         7  4 0 281 208
Memphis        6  5 0 245 229 Arizona        4  7 0 189 205
Jacksonville   6  5 0 278 272 Portland       3  8 0 163 264
Baltimore      5  5 1 200 173 San Antonio    3  8 0 169 261
Orlando        2  9 0 168 296 Los Angeles    3  8 0 179 268
WEEK TWELVE
SATURDAY MAY 11
OAKLAND 27, Los Angeles 6 (12,482) - John Williams had TDs of 27 and 7 yards and K Novo Bojovic added a pair of 48-yard FGs to lead the Invaders, who opened the scoring in the first quarter with an 80-yard, four-play drive
BIRMINGHAM 14, Portland 0 (28,500) - Cliff Stoudt rallied a sluggish Stallions team with two second-half TD tosses. It was Birmingham's first-ever shutout. The Breakers remained winless in seven road games
SUNDAY MAY 12
MEMPHIS 17, Houston 15 (27,325) - Showboats QB Mike Kelley overshadowed Houston's Jim Kelly as the Showboats won their third straight game. Kelley ran for two first-half TDs and Alan Duncan added a 27-yard FG
Denver 42, ARIZONA 28 (5,731) - Denver LB Mike McKibben returned a fourth quarter interception 45 yards for a TD  to break a 28-28 tie before the lowest home attendance in the history of the Arizona franchise
NEW JERSEY 10, Baltimore 3 (34,446) - The Stars lost on a 5-yard run by Doug Flutie with 1:39 left. Herschel Walker rushed 29 times for 118 yards for New Jersey, which gave him 1,461 this season
Tampa Bay 21, JACKSONVILLE 10 (58,928) - Gary Anderson ran for a TD and passed for another. He ran 5 yards for a score in the first, then tossed an 8-yard TD pass to TE Marvin Harvey after taking a pitch from John Reaves
MONDAY MAY 13
ORLANDO 21, San Antonio 20 (15,000) - QB Reggie Collier accounted for three first-half TDs and the Orlando defense held off a furious second-half rally
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Tampa Bay      9  3 0 309 238 Oakland        8  3 1 294 223
New Jersey     8  4 0 281 247 Denver         8  4 0 323 236
Birmingham     8  4 0 280 218 Houston        8  4 0 376 251
Memphis        7  5 0 262 244 Arizona        4  8 0 217 247
Jacksonville   6  6 0 288 293 Portland       3  9 0 163 278
Baltimore      5  6 1 203 183 San Antonio    3  9 0 189 282
Orlando        3  9 0 189 316 Los Angeles    3  9 0 185 295
WEEK THIRTEEN
FRIDAY MAY 17
Baltimore 34, ORLANDO 21 (15,000) - LB Sam Mills scored one TD, set up another and stopped a third Friday night to lead the Stars, which quickly erased Orlando's 21-10 halftime lead
SATURDAY MAY 18
Memphis 38, TAMPA BAY 14 (35,000) - Derrick Crawford caught two TD passes from Mike Keiley and set up a third score. The Showboats claimed their fourth consecutive triumph over a team either tied for or in first place
Oakland 24, SAN ANTONIO 21 (7,118) - After seeing coach Jim Bates resign, the Gunslingers succumbed to a last-half Oakland rally, when Fred Besana tossed a three-yard TD to Mike Shumann with less than 3 minutes left
SUNDAY MAY 19
DENVER 28, New Jersey 24 (29,129) - Herschel Walker, the leading rusher, gained 142 yards. Bill Johnson, the No. 2 runner, gained 98 yards, yet it was Johnson's third TD that lifted the Gold with just over six minutes to go
Birmingham 44, LOS ANGELES 7 (4,658) - It was a mismatch in Los Angeles as QB Cliff Stoudt matched the USFL record with five TD passes. Jim Smith
caught three of the scoring passes to match another record
Arizona 30, PORTLAND 12 (15,275) - Doug Williams threw two TD passes and Luis Zendejas kicked three FGss to help Arizona break a six-game losing streak
MONDAY MAY 20
Jacksonville 20, HOUSTON 17 (17,127) - Jacksonville QB Brian Sipe threw two TD passes in a 17-point third, while the Gamblers had promised to give away a $1 million annuity to a lucky fan if 40,000 fans attended the game
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham     9  4 0 324 225 Oakland        9  3 1 318 244
Tampa Bay      9  4 0 323 276 Denver         9  4 0 351 260
New Jersey     8  5 0 305 275 Houston        8  5 0 393 271
Memphis        8  5 0 300 258 Arizona        5  8 0 247 259
Jacksonville   7  6 0 308 310 Portland       3 10 0 175 308
Baltimore      6  6 1 237 204 San Antonio    3 10 0 210 306
Orlando        3 10 0 210 350 Los Angeles    3 10 0 192 339
WEEK FOURTEEN
THURSDAY MAY 23
Oakland 31, DENVER 16 (12,372) - Bobby Hebert threw four TD passes and
the Oakland defense chalked up three interceptions. The Gold spotted the Invaders a 14-0 first-quarter lead and couldn't recover
SATURDAY MAY 25
PORTLAND 17, Memphis 15 (16,682) - Portland tied a USFL record by picking off six Mike Kelley passes, the last one to set up Tim Mazzetti's 43-yard field goal with no time remaining
JACKSONVILLE 21, Los Angeles 7 (51,033) - QB Brian Sipe ran for one TD and passed for two others to guide the Bulls, who capitalized on early Express mistakes for two first quarter touchdowns
SUNDAY MAY 26
HOUSTON 41, Arizona 20 (12,696) - QB Jim Kelly threw three first-half TD passes, two to Clarence Verdin, before leaving the game with a ligament tear in his right knee and Houston held on to defeat Arizona
BALTIMORE 28, San Antonio 10 (8,633) - Baltimore's Chuck Fusina overcame a second-quarter injury and threw three TD passes while Baltimore rocked San Antonio QB Rick Neuheisel with eight sacks
New Jersey 30, TAMPA BAY 24 (OT) (32,000) - Holder Rick Partridge picked up a dropped snap on a FG-attempt and ran nine yards for the winning TD at 3:53 of overtime
MONDAY MAY 27
BIRMINGHAM 41, Orlando 17 (24,500) - Cliff Stoudt, hitting on 15 of 21 passes for 213 yards, threw three TD passes, two to Jim Smith, as Birmingham moved farther ahead in the USFL's Eastern Division
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Birmingham    10  4 0 365 242 Oakland       10  3 1 349 260
New Jersey     9  5 0 335 299 Denver         9  5 0 367 291
Tampa Bay      9  5 0 347 306 Houston        9  5 0 444 291
Memphis        8  6 0 315 275 Arizona        5  9 0 267 300
Jacksonville   8  6 0 329 317 Portland       4 10 0 192 323
Baltimore      7  6 1 265 214 San Antonio    3 11 0 220 334
Orlando        3 11 0 227 391 Los Angeles    3 11 0 199 360
WEEK FIFTEEN
THURSDAY MAY 30
Denver 27, LOS ANGELES 20 (3,059) - Bob Gagliano completed 33 of 47 passes for 352 yards and two TDs to lead Denver before the smallest USFL crowd ever. Gold WR Gil Stegall caught 16 passes to set a new USFL mark
SATURDAY JUNE 1
ARIZONA 13, San Antonio 3 (11,151) - Reggie Brown scored on a 2-yard run and Luis Zendejas kicked two 33-yard FGs as Arizona won, sending the Gunslingers to their eighth straight loss
NEW JERSEY 17, Memphis 7 (45,682) - Herschel Walker rushed for 209 yards, broke his own single-season league rushing record and scored two TDs, but Generals QB Doug Flutie suffered a broken left collarbone
ORLANDO 37, Tampa Bay 7 (26,847) - The Renegades' defense scored twice and QB Reggie Collier passed for three TDs as Orlando upset the injury-ridled Bandits
SUNDAY JUNE 2
OAKLAND 38, Portland 20 (12,740) - QB Bobby Hebert and WR Anthony Carter hooked up on two TDs to lead Oakland. Hebert found Carter with an 18-yard TD in the second and a 19-yarder in the third for a 7th straight win
BALTIMORE 17, Jacksonville 12 (9,663) - Kelvin Bryant rushed for 104 yards and scored on two short runs to lead the Stars. Bryant's second score, on a 2-yard run with 10:31 left game, put Baltimore in command
MONDAY JUNE 3
Birmingham 29, HOUSTON 27 (13,202) - Danny Miller kicked FGs of 47, 43 and 20 yards and Cliff Stoudt dove one yard for a fourth-quarter TD to rally Birmingham, which clinched at least a wildcard playoff berth
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Y-Birmingham  11  4 0 394 269 Y-Oakland     11  3 1 387 280
New Jersey    10  5 0 352 306 Denver        10  5 0 394 311
Tampa Bay      9  6 0 354 343 Houston        9  6 0 471 320
Baltimore      8  6 1 282 226 Arizona        6  9 0 280 303
Memphis        8  7 0 322 292 Portland       4 11 0 212 361
Jacksonville   8  7 0 351 334 San Antonio    3 12 0 223 347
Orlando        4 11 0 264 398 Los Angeles    3 12 0 219 387
Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK SIXTEEN
FRIDAY JUNE 7
MEMPHIS 41, Orlando 17 (23,216) - RB Anthony Parker ran for 90 yards and two TDs for Memphis. Tim Spencer added another 110 yards, while QBs Mike Kelley and Walter Lewis alternated and both produced 4-yard TD runs
SATURDAY JUNE 8
BIRMINGHAM 14, Baltimore 7 (24,300) - Cliff Stoudt hit Jim Smith with a pair of TD passes and Birmingham's defense held Baltimore in check as the Stallions solidified their position atop the Eastern Conference
PORTLAND 27, Tampa Bay 24 (15,521) - Matt Robinson threw for two TDs to lead the Breakers, while RB Buford Jordan added two TD runs, each of five yards. Tampa could have clinched a playoff berth with a victory
ARIZONA 28, Oakland 21 (10,591) - Doug Williams threw two 22-yard TD passes to WR Al Williams and CB David Martin returned an interception 24 yards for a TD as Arizona hung on to end Oakland's 7-game winning streak
SUNDAY JUNE 9
DENVER 16, Houston 13 (12,553) - Jim Asmus, atoning for two earlier missed field goals, kicked an 18-yarder with one second remaining yesterday, lifting Denver, and clinching a playoff spot for the Gold
SAN ANTONIO 31, Los Angeles 27 (4,963) - Gunslingers QB Rick Neuheisel went over from 1 yard out as San Antonio broke an eight-game losing streak one day after receiving their backpay
MONDAY JUNE 10
NEW JERSEY 31, Jacksonville 24 (35,465) - Herschel Walker passed Eric Dickerson's rushing mark as he rained 162 yards and scored twice. Walker's total now stands at 2,129 yards, topping Dickerson's 2,105, set last year
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Y-Birmingham  12  4 0 408 276 Y-Oakland     11  4 1 408 308
Y-New Jersey  11  5 0 383 330 Y-Denver      11  5 0 410 324
Tampa Bay      9  7 0 378 370 Houston        9  7 0 484 336
Memphis        9  7 0 363 309 Arizona        7  9 0 308 324
Baltimore      8  7 1 289 240 Portland       5 11 0 239 385
Jacksonville   8  8 0 375 365 San Antonio    4 12 0 254 374
Orlando        4 12 0 281 439 Los Angeles    3 13 0 246 418
Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK SEVENTEEN
FRIDAY JUNE 14
PORTLAND 23, Denver 17 (18,953) - Louis Jackson rushed for 129 yards in 25 carries and caught five passes for another 95 yards to pace the Breakers. Matt Robinson passed for 304 yards, threw one TD pass and ran for another
SATURDAY JUNE 15
BALTIMORE 41, Orlando 10 (6,988) - Chuck Fusina threw three TD passes, two to backup SE James Caver, as the Stars gained a playoff spot. With 11,000 no-shows, a record-low crowd watched in the rain at Byrd Stadium
Arizona 21, LOS ANGELES 10 (8,200) - Doug Williams threw two TDs and Reggie Brown ran for a score to lead the Outlaws. The game was moved to Pierce College, trying to draw more fans from the San Fernando Valley
MEMPHIS 31, Jacksonville 0 (31,634) - QB Mike Kelley ran for one TD and passed for another as the Showboats clinched a playoff spot. The Memphis defense held the Bulls to just 42 yards rushing
TAMPA BAY 17, Birmingham 14 (24,000) - Gary Anderson rushed for 98 yards and the Bandits intercepted Cliff Stoudt three times in the third quarter, earning a playoff spot. Birmingham suffered 5 interceptions
OAKLAND 34, New Jersey 29 (24,338) - Albert Bentley bulled over for two 1-yard TD runs and the Invaders overcame a more than 200-yard rushing performance by Herschel Walker to clinch the Western Conference title
MONDAY JUNE 17
HOUSTON 49, San Antonio 21 (11,780) - QB Todd Dillon passed for four TDs and ran for another as the Gamblers clinched a playoff spot. Dillon finished with 365 yards passing, completing 25 of 33, and 49 yards rushing
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Y-Birmingham  12  5 0 422 293 X-Oakland     12  4 1 442 337
Y-New Jersey  11  6 0 412 364 Y-Denver      11  6 0 427 347
Y-Tampa Bay   10  7 0 395 384 Y-Houston     10  7 0 533 357
Y-Memphis     10  7 0 394 309 Arizona        8  9 0 329 334
Y-Baltimore    9  7 1 330 250 Portland       6 11 0 262 402
Jacksonville   8  9 0 375 396 San Antonio    4 13 0 275 423
Orlando        4 13 0 291 480 Los Angeles    3 14 0 256 439
X-Clinched Division Title     Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
WEEK EIGHTEEN
FRIDAY JUNE 21
ORLANDO 17, Los Angeles 10 (22,865) - Two TD passes by Reggie Collier and three interceptions by the Orlando defence led the Renegades in a battle of last-place teams
SATURDAY JUNE 22
MEMPHIS 38, Arizona 28 (32,743) - QB Mike Kelley ran for one TD and threw for another as Memphis assured themselves of a home game in the first round of the playoffs. It was the third straight victory for the Showboats
SUNDAY JUNE 23
BALTIMORE 38, Tampa Bay 10 (12,647) - Kelvin Bryant and Allen Harvin each scored twice to lead the Stars, who built a 24-0 second quarter lead
Birmingham 14, NEW JERSEY 6 (44,098) - Cliff Stoudt threw a third-quarter TD pass and Ted Walton scored on a 46-yard interception return less than two minutes later to end the Generals' 13-game home winning streak
SAN ANTONIO 21, Portland 13 (19,603) - RB Don Roberts caught a  TD pass and ran for another score as the Gunslingers recorded their second victory in the last 10 games
JACKSONVILLE 42, Denver 6 (32,428) - Mike Rozier scored four TDs and Ed Luther passed for 370 yards to lead the Bulls. The margin of victory was the largest in Jacksonville's two-year history
MONDAY JUNE 24
Oakland 31, HOUSTON 21 (15,797) - Randy McClanahan recovered a blocked punt for a TD as Oakland turned three first-half Houston turnovers into 17 points
EASTERN CONFERENCE            WESTERN CONFERENCE
Y-Birmingham  13  5 0 436 299 X-Oakland     13  4 1 473 359
Y-New Jersey  11  7 0 418 378 Y-Denver      11  7 0 433 389
Y-Memphis     11  7 0 429 337 Y-Houston     10  8 0 544 388
Y-Baltimore   10  7 1 368 260 Arizona        8 10 0 376 405
Y-Tampa Bay   10  8 0 405 422 Portland       6 12 0 275 422
Jacksonville   9  9 0 407 402 San Antonio    5 13 0 296 436
Orlando        5 13 0 308 481 Los Angeles    3 15 0 266 456
X-Clinched Division Title     Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
1985 USFL PLAYOFFS - QUARTER-FINALS
SAT JUNE 29 - BIRMINGHAM (13-5) 22, Houston (10-8) 20 (18,500) - Birmingham's Danny Miller kicked five FGs, the last with two minutes left in the game. They jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first half and held the edge until Houston went up 17-16 in the third period on a 21-yard pass from Jim Kelly to Richard Johnson
SUN JUNE 30 - OAKLAND (13-4-1) 30, Tampa Bay (10-8) 27 (19,346) - Novo Bojovic kicked a 23-yard FG on the last play of the game to give his team the win, atoning for a 31-yard FG attempt he missed with 5:14 left. He earlier kicked field goals of 37 and 52 yards
SUN JUNE 30 - MEMPHIS (11-7) 48, Denver (11-7) 7 (34,528) - The Showboats used a pair of long-range runs and two short plunges to rout Denver. Derrick Crawford broke loose for a 63-yard punt return and RB Leonard Williams scored on a 35-yard run. Ricky Porter collected a pair of TDs on 1-yard plunges
MON JULY 1 - Baltimore (10-7-1) 20, NEW JERSEY (11-7) 17 (26,982) - Garcia Lane set a playoff record by returning one punt 91 yards for a TD, and he set up another touchdown with another long punt return as the Stars edged New Jersey eliminating the Generals from the playoffs for the second straight year.
SEMI-FINALS
SAT JULY 6 - Oakland (13-4-1) 28, MEMPHIS (12-7) 19 (37,796) - QB Bobby Hebert threw two TD passes to WR Anthony Carter to give the Invaders the win. Hebert also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run late in the final period to put the game out of reach and ruin the afternoon for 37,796 Showboats fans at the Liberty Bowl
SUN JULY 7 - Baltimore (11-7-1) 28, BIRMINGHAM (14-5) 14 (23,250) - Kelvon Bryant scored on a 70-yard pass reception and a 76-yard run, both league playoff records, and piled up 217 yards as Baltimore built a 28-0 lead en route to the win
1985 USFL CHAMPIONSHIP (July 14 at New Jersey - 49,263)
BALTIMORE STARS (12-7-1) 28, OAKLAND INVADERS (14-4-1) 24 - In the final USFL game, Oakland nearly pulled out the win, driving to the Stars' 5-yard line in the final two minutes. Bobby Hebert's fourth-down pass to Gordon Banks went to the goal line but Jonathan Sutton managed to tip Hebert's pass away with 1:59 remaining for the title