ArenaBowl VII

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ArenaBowl VII
ArenaBowl VII.png
1 2 3 4 Total
TB 10 20 7 14 51
DET 0 17 7 7 31
Date August 21, 1993
Arena Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Attendance 12,989
MVP Jay Gruden, QB, Tampa Bay
Ironman of the Game Keith Browner, OL/DL, Tampa Bay
Winning Coach Lary Kuharich
Losing Coach Tim Marcum
U.S. TV
Network ESPN
Announcers Tom Mees, Rick 'Doc' Walker
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ArenaBowl '93 (or ArenaBowl VII) was the Arena Football League's seventh Arena Bowl. The game featured the #3 Tampa Bay Storm (9-3) of the National Conference against the #1 Detroit Drive (11-1) of the American Conference. The Storm defeated the Drive by the score of 51–31, winning their second ArenaBowl in team history, and their second one in three years.[1]

Game summary[edit]

In the first quarter, the Storm struck first with kicker Arden Czyzewski getting a 24-yard field goal, while Quarterback Jay Gruden completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to WR/LB Stevie Thomas.

In the second quarter, Detroit managed to get on the board with kicker John Langelog getting a 21-yard field goal, yet the Storm answered with Czyzewski nailing a 47-yard field goal and OL/DL Keith Browner recovering a Drive fumble in their endzone for a touchdown. Detroit would answer with QB Gilbert Renfoe completing a 27-yard touchdown pass to OS George LaFrance, yet Tampa Bay replied with Gruden completing an 18-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Amod Field. The Drive would managed to get another touchdown as Renfoe completed a two-yard pass to OL/DL James Goode, while the Storm wrapped up the half with Czyzewski kicking a 26-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, with Tampa Bay in command, even back-up QB Bobby Byrd got a touchdown pass in as he completed a nine-yard strike to Browner, while Detroit answered with Renfoe completing a 34-yard touchdown pass to WR/DB Grantis Bell.

In the fourth quarter, the Storm continued on its lead with Gruden completing a seven-yard touchdown pass to WR/LB "Downtown" Eddie Brown. All that was left of the Drive's comeback hopes was FB/LB Tony Burse getting a one-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay would wrap up the game with FB/LB Les Barley getting a four-yard touchdown run.

With the win, the Storm would get its second ArenaBowl title in three seasons.

Scoring summary[edit]

1st Quarter

  • TB - FG Czyzewski 24
  • TB - Thomas 15 pass from Gruden (Czyzewski kick)

2nd Quarter

  • DET - FG Langelog 21
  • TB - FB Czyzewski 47
  • TB - Browner 0 fumble recovery (Czyzewski kick)
  • DET - LaFrance 27 pass from Renfoe (Langelog kick)
  • TB - Field 18 pass from Gruden (Czyzewski kick)
  • DET - Goode 2 pass from Renfoe (Langelog kick)
  • TB - FG Czyzewski 26

3rd Quarter

  • TB - Browner 9 pass from Byrd (Czyzewski kick)
  • DET - Bell 34 pass from Renfroe (Langeloh kick)

4th Quarter

  • TB - Brown 7 pass from Gruden (Czyzewski kick)
  • DET - Burse 1 run (Langeloh kick)
  • TB - Barley 4 run (Czyzewski kick)

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "Tampa Bay tops Detroit for title". Star-News. August 22, 1993. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 

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