Oklahoma 17 at Birmingham 411984 Week 9 - Friday, April 20, 1984
BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) - Cliff Stoudt tied a United States Football League record for touchdown passes as the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Oklahoma Outlaws 41-17 for their eighth victory in a row.
Stoudt connected twice each with Jim Smith and Joey Jones and once with Darryl Mason.
The Stallions, atop the Southern Division, raised their record to 8-1 at the halfway mark of the season.
The Outlaws, 6-3, fell out of a first place tie with Michigan in the Central Division.
Stoudt's five scoring tosses tied the mark Michigan's Bobby Hebert set last season. Oklahoma's Doug Williams threw for two touchdowns and Efren Herrera kicked a field goal to give the Outlaws a 17-14 halftime lead.
The Stallions roped in the game with a pair of on punches in the second half.
Stoudt threw 3 yards to Mason early in the third quarter for Birmingham's first lead and, 47 seconds later, Jones ran 15 yards untouched on an end around.
Joe Cugliari set up that score by recovering a Williams fumble. With 34 seconds left in the third period, Stoudt passed 41 yards to Smith in the end zone.
One minute later, after a Chuck Clanton interception, he combined with Jones on a 37-yard scoring pass.