USFL Roundup : Walker Gets 209 Yards in Loss

From Times Wire Services

Despite an outstanding performance by New Jersey’s Herschel Walker, the Oakland Invaders clinched the United States Football League’s Western Conference championship Sunday with a 34-29 win over the Generals.

The victory, before 24,338 at Oakland, boosted the Invaders to 12-4-1. New Jersey fell to 11-6.

Walker rushed for 209 yards on 26 carries, making it the third time this season that he has gone over the 200-yard mark. So far, he has gained 2,338 yards in 17 games.

Tampa Bay 17, Birmingham 14--Intercepting three Cliff Stoudt passes in the third quarter, Tampa Bay broke a four-game losing streak to earn a spot in the USFL playoffs.


Birmingham, which had a total of five passes intercepted in the game at Tampa, fell to 12-5. The Bandits are 10-7.

Memphis 31, Jacksonville 0--At Memphis, the Showboats (10-7) held the Bulls to 42 yards rushing, 40 by Mike Rozier, as they registered their first shutout ever, ending any hope the Bulls (8-9) had of making the playoffs.

Baltimore 41, Orlando 10--Quarterback Chuck Fusina teamed with wide receiver James Caver for a pair of touchdowns as the Stars (9-7-1) routed the Renegades (4-13) before 6,988 at Baltimore.