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ArenaBowl III
Arenabowl: Pittsburgh 26 at Detroit 39
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Pittsburgh Gladiators Pittsburgh Gladiators 3914026
Detroit Drive Detroit Drive 161013039
Date: Friday August 18, 1989, Game Time: 12:00 am ET
Arena: Joe Louis Arena
Attendance: 12,046
MVP: George LaFrance (DDr)
Ironman of the Game: Cornelius Ross (Pit)
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
13:53Detroit DriveSSafetyDetroit Drive 2-0
07:25Detroit DriveTDBurris 1 yd run (Bojovic kick)Detroit Drive 9-0
05:02Pittsburgh GladiatorsFGFricke 55 yd field goalDetroit Drive 9-3
01:31Detroit DriveTDBradford 17 yd run (Bojovic kick)Detroit Drive 16-3
2nd Quarter
11:51Detroit DriveFGBojovic 50 yd field goalDetroit Drive 19-3
09:19Pittsburgh GladiatorsFGFricke 30 yd field goalDetroit Drive 19-6
02:07Detroit DriveTDBradford 2 yd run (Bojovic kick)Detroit Drive 26-6
00:10Pittsburgh GladiatorsTDPowell 2 yd run ( pass failed)Detroit Drive 26-12
3rd Quarter
14:18Pittsburgh GladiatorsTDRoss 23 yd fumble return (Fricke kick)Detroit Drive 26-19
07:55Detroit DriveTDLaFrance 32 yd pass from Burris (Bojovic kick failed)Detroit Drive 32-19
06:07Detroit DriveTDMullen 12 yd pass from Burris (Bojovic kick)Detroit Drive 39-19
01:04Pittsburgh GladiatorsTDGardner 19 yd pass from Totten (Fricke kick)Detroit Drive 39-26
Note: scores in red indicate lead of more than one possession.
Team Statistics
  PittsburghDetroit
First Downs813
Rushing Yards350
Passing Yards149176
Fumbles/Lost2/21/1
Fumble Return Yards230
Penalties/Yards5/255/22
Time of Possession29:1730:43
3rd Down Conv.5/153/5
4th Down Conv.0/00/0
Individual Statistics
Pittsburgh Passing
 CompAttYdsTDInt
Willie Totten193614910
Detroit Passing
 CompAttYdsTDInt
Tony Burris122617625
Pittsburgh Receiving
 RecYdsTD
Brian Gardner10771
Thomas Monroe4230
Alvin Williams3450
Aric Anderson130
Cornelius Ross110
Detroit Receiving
 RecYdsTD
Gary Mullen6711
Dwayne Dixon4660
George LaFrance2391
Pittsburgh Rushing
 RushYdsTD
Mike Powell431
Willie Totten3-70
Thomas Monroe160
Aric Anderson110
Detroit Rushing
 RushYdsTD
Lynn Bradford12462
Tony Burris241
Pittsburgh Kicking
 1pt3pt2pt4pt
Rusty Fricke2/22/60/00/0
Detroit Kicking
 1pt3pt2pt4pt
Novo Bojovic4/51/30/00/0
Pittsburgh Returns
 KORetMFGRet
Alvin Williams2/59/01/5/0
Cornelius Ross2/28/00/0/0
Detroit Returns
 KORetMFGRet
George LaFrance3/45/02/21/0
Pittsburgh Defense
 T/APDSacksF/R
Alvin Williams5/310.0/00/0
Fabray Collins3/210.0/00/0
Jo Jo Heath3/130.0/00/0
Cornelius Ross3/120.0/00/1
Alvin Ross3/000.0/00/0
Aric Anderson2/000.0/01/0
Larry Barretta1/100.0/00/0
Mike Powell1/100.0/00/0
Cecil Fletcher1/000.0/00/0
Donald Thompson1/000.0/00/0
Thomas Monroe1/000.0/00/0
Detroit Defense
 T/APDSacksF/R
Will McClay7/520.0/00/0
Alvin Rettig6/000.0/01/0
Dwayne Dixon5/300.0/00/0
George LaFrance4/010.0/00/0
Rodney Beachum2/300.0/00/0
Reggie Mathis2/102.0/130/0
David Evans1/140.0/00/0
Gary Mullen1/100.0/00/0
Lynn Bradford1/100.0/00/0
James Kmet1/010.0/00/0
TEAM1/000.0/00/1
Anthony Corvino0/100.0/00/0
Novo Bojovic0/000.0/00/1
Pittsburgh Interceptions
 IntsYdsTD
Jo Jo Heath2110
Cornelius Ross220
Alvin Williams150
Detroit Interceptions
 IntsYdsTD