World Bowl '95

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World Bowl '95
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1 2 3 4 Total
FRA 0 6 14 6 26
AMS 0 7 0 15 22
Date Saturday, June 17, 1995
Stadium Olympisch Stadion
City Amsterdam, Netherlands
MVP Paul Justin, Quarterback
Attendance 23,847
TV in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers
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World Bowl '95 (also referred to as World Bowl III) was the third championship game of the World League of American Football (WLAF) and the first World Bowl that was played since the league suspended operations in 1992. The game was played at Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Saturday, June 17, 1995. The match-up was between the 6–4 Frankfurt Galaxy and the 9–1 Amsterdam Admirals. 23,847 fans witnessed the Galaxy pull off an upset en route to a 26–22 victory and their first ever World Bowl title. Quarterback Paul Justin earned MVP honors by completing 18 of 36 attempts for 308 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

Background[edit]

The Admirals won the first meeting 14–12 in Amsterdam, while the Galaxy took the second meeting 28–13 in Frankfurt.

Game summary[edit]

After both sides failed to put up a single point in the first quarter, the Admirals drew first blood by blocking a 36-yard field goal attempt by Galaxy kicker Darren Alcorn. Afterwards, Admirals' quarterback Will Furrer put together a 12-play, 73-yard drive that was capped off with a five-yard pass to wide receiver Ernie Jones. However, the Galaxy managed to set up a good kick return to put themselves on Amsterdam's 46-yard line. On just the third play of the drive, Galaxy quarterback Paul Justin connected with fellow wide receiver Bobby Olive on a 11-yard pass. Unfortunately, the extra point attempt was no good, as Amsterdam led Frankfurt 7–6 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Galaxy managed to take the lead for the first time of the game, with a 4-play, 26-yard drive that ended with a 4-yard pass to Olive. Afterward, the Galaxy increased their lead with a 4-play, 38-yard drive that ended with a 31-yard pass from Paul Justin to Mike Bellamy. In the fourth quarter, Admirals running back T. C. Wright fumbled the ball, setting up a 3-play, 44-yard drive that helped increase Frankfurt's lead, with a 30-yard run by Nathaniel Bolton (extra point attempt missed). Down 26–7, the Admirals needed points and they needed them fast. Furrer was able to put up a 9-play, 78-yard drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by T. C. Wright. Afterwards, the Admirals got a 13-play, 58-yard drive that ended with a nine-yard pass to Wright. Following the touchdown, Furrer connected with wide receiver Sanjay Beach for the two-point conversion. Amsterdam recovered the onside kick and had 34 seconds to come up with a touchdown; however, key passes into the endzone fell incomplete, preserving Frankfurt's four-point lead and giving the Galaxy their first World Bowl title.



Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP    Frankfurt    Amsterdam
2
1:16
12 73
Amsterdam
Ernie Jones 5-yard touchdown reception from Will Furrer, Terry Belden kick good 0 7
2
0:50
3 46
Frankfurt
Bobby Olive 11-yard touchdown reception from Paul Justin, kick no good 6 7
3
6:32
4 26
Frankfurt
Bobby Olive 4-yard touchdown reception from Paul Justin, Ralf Kleinmann kick good 13 7
3
4:52
4 38
Frankfurt
Mike Bellamy 31-yard touchdown reception from Paul Justin, Ralf Kleinmann kick good 20 7
4
10:23
3 44
Frankfurt
Nate Bolton 30-yard touchdown run, kick no good 26 7
4
6:54
9 78
Amsterdam
T. C. Wright 1-yard touchdown run, Terry Belden kick good 26 14
4
0:34
13 58
Amsterdam
T. C. Wright 9-yard touchdown reception from Will Furrer, 2-point pass good 26 22
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 26 22

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