Super Bowl XVIII|Super Bowl XX

January 20, 1985

A superb performance by the 49ers helped to stifle Dan Marino and the Miami team, as San Francisco won its second Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XIX. This was probably one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history, if you're a fan of big offensive games.

Legendary quarterback Joe Montana became only the third player to be named Super Bowl MVP twice. He had a stellar game, passing for a new record of 331 yards with 3 touchdowns. He also ran for 59 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown run.

Attendance for the game was 84,059. Bill Walsh took home his second Super Bowl trophy, while Miami coach Don Shula became the second head coach to lose four Super Bowls.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Miami                   10  6  0  0 -- 16
San Francisco            7 21 10  0 -- 38
MIA- FG Von Schamann 37,  7:36 1st
SF-  Monroe 33 pass from Montana (Wersching kick),
     11:48 1st
MIA- D. Johnson 2 pass from Marino (Von Schamann kick),
     14:15 1st
SF-  Craig 8 pass from Montana (Wersching kick),
     3:26 2nd
SF-  Montana 6 run  (Wersching kick),  8:02 2nd
SF-  Craig 2 run  (Wersching kick), 12:55 2nd
MIA- FG Von Schamann 31, 14:48 2nd
MIA- FG Von Schamann 30, 15:00 2nd
SF-  FG Wersching 27,  4:48 3rd
SF-  Craig 16 pass from Montana (Wersching kick),
     8:42 3rd

TEAM STATISTICS                Miami          S.F.
Total First Downs                 19             31
  Rushing                          2             16
  Passing                         17             15
  Penalty                          0              0
Total Net Yardage                314            537
Total Offensive Plays             63             76
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play   5.0            7.1
Rushes                             9             40
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)      25            211
  Average Yards per Rush         2.8            5.3
Passes Attempted                  50             35
  Passes Completed                29             24
  Had Intercepted                  2              0
  Tackled Attempting to Pass       4              1
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass   29              5
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)     289            326
Punts                              6              3
  Average Distance              39.3           32.7
Punt Returns                       2              5
  Punt Return Yardage             15             51
Kickoff Returns                    7              4
  Kickoff Return Yardage         140             40
Interception Return Yardage        0              0
Fumbles                            1              2
  Own Fumbles Recovered            1              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered       2              0
Penalties                          1              2
  Yards Penalized                 10             10
Total Points Scored               16             38
Touchdowns                         1              5
  Rushing                          0              2
  Passing                          1              3
  Returns                          0              0
Extra Points                       1              5
Field Goals                        3              1
  Field Goals Attempted            3              1
Safeties                           0              0
Third-Down Efficiency           4/12           6/11
Fourth-Down Efficiency           0/0            0/1
Time of Possession             22:49          37:11

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Miami                    No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Nathan                    5        18      16     0
Bennett                   3         7       7     0
Marino                    1         0       0     0

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Tyler                    13        65       9     0
Montana                   5        59      19     1
Craig                    15        58      10     1
Harmon                    5        20       7     0
Solomon                   1         5       5     0
E. Cooper                 1         4       4     0


Passing
Miami               Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Marino               50      29     318     1     2

San Francisco       Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Montana              35      24     331     3     0


Receiving
Miami                    No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Nathan                   10        83      25     0
Clayton                   6        92      27     0
Rose                      6        73      30     0
D. Johnson                3        28      21     1
Moore                     2        17       9     0
Cefalo                    1        14      14     0
Duper                     1        11      11     0

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Craig                     7        77      20     2
D. Clark                  6        77      33     0
Francis                   5        60      19     0
Tyler                     4        70      40     0
Monroe                    1        33      33t    1
Solomon                   1        14      14     0


Interceptions
Miami                    No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                     --        --      --    --

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Williamson                1         0       0     0
Wright                    1         0       0     0


Punting
Miami                    No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Roby                      6        39.3    45     0

San Francisco            No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Runager                   3        32.7    35     0


Punt Returns
Miami                   No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Walker                   2     0      15     9    0

San Francisco           No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
McLemore                 5     0      51    28    0


Kickoff Returns
Miami                    No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Walker                    4        93      28     0
Hardy                     2        31      16     0
Hill                      1        16      16     0

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Harmon                    2        24      23     0
Monroe                    1        16      16     0
McIntyre                  1         0       0     0

   

Miami Dolphins              San Francisco 49ers     
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Stephenson, Dwight   C    Quillan, Fred          C 
Foster, Roy          G    Ayers, John            G 
Newman, Ed           G    Cross, Randy           G 
Giesler, Jon         T    Fahnhorst, Keith       T 
Green, Cleveland     T    Paris, Bubba           T 
Hardy, Bruce         TE   Francis, Russ          TE
Clayton, Mark        WR   Clark, Dwight          WR
Duper, Mark          WR   Solomon, Freddie       WR
Nathan, Tony         RB   Tyler, Wendell         RB
Bennett, Woody       FB   Craig, Roger           FB
Marino, Dan          QB   Montana, Joe           QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
Baumhower, Bob       NT   Tuiasosopo, Manu      NT 
Betters, Doug        DE   Board, Dwaine         DE 
Bokamper, Kim        DE   Pillers, Larry        DE 
Bowser, Charles      OLB  Bunz, Dan             OLB
Brudzinski, Bob      OLB  Turner, Keena         OLB
Brophy, Jay          ILB  Ellison, Riki         ILB
Brown, Mark          ILB  Reynolds, Jack        ILB
Judson, William      CB   Lott, Ronnie          CB 
McNeal, Don          CB   Wright, Eric C.       CB 
Blackwood, Lyle      FS   Hicks, Dwight         FS
Blackwood, Glenn     SS   Williamson, Carlton   SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Barnett, Bill             Carter, Michael            
Benson, Charles           Cooper, Earl               
Brown, Bud                Dean, Fred                 
Carter, Joe               Fuller, Jeff               
Cefalo, Jimmy             Harmon, Derrick            
Charles, Mike             Holmoe, Tom                
Clark, Steve              Johnson, Gary L.           
Duhe, A. J.               Kelcher, Louie             
Heflin, Vince             Kennedy, Allan             
Hill, Eddie               McColl, Milt               
Jensen, Jim               McIntyre, Guy              
Johnson, Dan              McLemore, Dana             
Kozlowski, Mike           Monroe, Carl               
Lankford, Paul            Montgomery, Blanchard      
Lee, Ronnie               Nehemiah, Renaldo          
Moore, Nat                Ring, Bill                 
Rhone, Ernie              Runager, Max               
Roby, Reggie              Shell, Todd                
Rose, Joe                 Shields, Billy             
Shipp, Jackie             Stover, Jeff               
Shiver, Sanders           Stuckey, Jim               
Sowell, Robert            Walter, Michael            
Strock, Don               Wersching, Ray             
Toews, Jeff               Wilson, Mike R.            
Von Schamann, Uwe          
Walker, Fulton             

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Johnson, Pete             Cavanaugh, Matt            
                          Clark, Mario               
                          Frank, John

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