PORTLAND, Ore. — Tim Mazzetti kicked a 44-yard field goal as time ran out Saturday night, lifting the Portland Breakers to a 17-14 victory over the Memphis Showboats.
Three plays after Portland tied the score at 14-14, Joe Restic intercepted a Mike Kelley pass and returned it 32 yards to set up the winning field goal.
Portland improved to 4-10, while Memphis fell to 8-6.
The Breakers capitalized on six pass interceptions and two successful television instant replays in breaking their six-game losing streak. Portland officials believed it is the first time in the United States Football League history that a club had been successful twice within a game on the instant-replay appeals.
The Breakers' defense set a USFL record for interception return yardage in gaining 121 yards from the six interceptions off Kelley, who had been intercepted just five times going into the game.