The 11,500 fans in attendance at Independence Stadium on Saturday were thrilled by this extremely high scoring victory by the home team. The Pirates completely dominated the first two and one half quarters out scoring Winnipeg 42 to 0. Bjorn Nittmo hit the first of only two attempted field goals for the game from 13 yards out to open the scoring. Punter Robbie Keen got on the board with the Leagues longest punt of the season to score a single. Freeman Baysinger ran a punt back 45 yards to score a touchdown. Nittmo converted the play. Running back Martin Patton scored 5 rushing touchdowns on this night tying a record for “Most Touchdowns Scored Rushing One Game” which was set by Earl Lunsford in 1962. Patton’s touchdowns covered 2, 1, 2, 1, and 1 yards respectively. Nittmo scored a convert after all of Patton’s touchdowns. At 10:03 of the second quarter Nittmo made a field goal from 13 yards out, it was his second field goal of the day. On the kick off following Patton’s third touchdown, Ken Burress fumbled and Curtis Mayfield recovered the ball and returned 25 yards for a touchdown. Nittmo kicked the convert. Winnipeg got on the board in the third quarter as Troy Westwood kicked a 38 yard field goal. Minutes later Fred Ward caught a 9 yard pass from Reggie Slack for a touchdown. Westwood booted the point after. Shreveport’s defence scored a safety when defensive end Raymond Savage sacked Slack in the end zone for a safety. Late in the fourth quarter Junior Smith ran the ball in from the 31-yard line to score the major. Nittmo’s convert completed the 65 point night for the Pirates. On the ensuing kick off, Ward returned the ball 70 yards to the Shreveport 15-yard line. Two plays later, Terry Dean scored a touchdown from the 2-yard line. Westwood kicked the convert. It was all too little too late for the Blue Bombers as Patton’s record setting night was too much.
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