Carolina Panthers &
Jacksonville Jaguars


July 29, 1995  2:30 p.m.

                                    1st   2nd   3rd   4th  Total
Carolina Panthers (NFC)      0    14     0     6     20
Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC)   7     0     7     0     14

First Quarter
        Jac--Howard 66 punt return (Sisson kick), 9:47.
Second Quarter
        Car--Christian 16 pass from Reich (Kasay kick), 6:47.
        Car--Poole 85 interception return (Kasay kick), 11:01.
Third Quarter
        Jac--Stewart 1 run (Sisson kick), 5:09.
Fourth Quarter
        Car--FG Kasay 31, 1:16.
        Car--FG Kasay 39, 11:52.

                       Car         Jac
First downs             16          17
Rushes-yards        34-128       27-91
Passing                143         201
Punt Returns          3-14        3-79
Kickoff Returns       2-50        4-72
Interceptions Ret.   2-109        0-00
Comp-Att-Int       18-30-0     15-32-2
Sacked-Yards Lost     2-18         1-1
Punts                 4-36        4-46
Fumbles-Lost           2-0         2-2
Penalties-Yards       8-53        6-45
Time of Possession   31:34       28:26

    RUSHING--Carolina: Foster 9-22, Fuller 7-21, Christian 2-21, Baldwin 4-17,
                       Guliford 1-16, Brewer 6-13, Beebe 1-12, Garrett 1-6,
                       Trudeau 2-0, Collins 1-0.
         Jacksonville: Brunell 4-35, Jordan 6-22, Stewart 12-16,
                       Beuerlein 2-11, Cobb 2-5, Christopherson 1-2.
    PASSING--Carolina: Reich 10-17-0-77, Collins 5-9-0-53, Trudeau 3-4-0-31.
         Jacksonville: Beuerlein 6-9-1-108, Brunell 8-18-1-88,
                       Ware 1-4-0-6, Givins 0-1-0-0.
  RECEIVING--Carolina: Christian 4-36, Clifton 2-27, Brewer 2-4, Marrow 1-19,
                       Beebe 1-15, Frazier 1-13, Wiggins 1-13, Green 1-10,
                       Metzelaars 1-10, Carrier 1-5, Garrett 1-5, O'Neal 1-3,
                       Fuller 1-1.
         Jacksonville: Griffith 4-40, Stewart 2-30, Givins 2-13,
                       Smith 1-48, Howard 1-21, Davenport 1-14, Brown 1-11,
                       Morton 1-11, Jordan 1-8, Laro 1-6.
    MISSED FIELD GOALS--Carolina: Kasay 51.

All Panthers vs Jaguars Games
3-4 Preseason
07-29-95 W Panthers 20 vs Jaguars  14
08-03-97 L Panthers  9 at Jaguars  23
08-08-98 W Jaguars  27 at Panthers 30*
08-13-99 L Panthers 10 at Jaguars  35
08-04-00 L Jaguars  34 at Panthers 14*
08-10-01 L Panthers 16 at Jaguars  18
08-19-06 W Panthers 17 at Jaguars 10

1-3 Regular Season
09-29-96  L Panthers 14 at Jaguars  24
09-19-99  L Jaguars  22 at Panthers 20
09-07-03  W Jaguars  23 at Panthers 24*
12-09-07  L Panthers 6 at Jaguars  37
W Jaguars  10 at Panthers 16*

* = I was there

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers meet in their first-ever games in the 33rd Annual Hall of Fame game on Saturday, July 29 in Fawcett Stadium. Kickoff for the nationally televised preseason opener is 2:30 p.m. EST. The Jaguars and Panthers are the first expansion teams to enter the NFL since 1976, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks were born. This game marks the first time two expansion teams have ever faced each other in their inaugural games. Since 1971, the Hall of Fame game has matched an NFC team vs. an AFC team, with the NFC holding a 13-10 edge (the 1980 game was called early because of weather and resulted in a tie).

TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on ABC, with Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, and Dan Dierdorf in the booth and Lynn Swann reporting from the field.

TICKET INFORMATION: The game is sold out. The projected attendance is 24,725, a Hall of Fame game record.

THE SERIES: This is the first game between the Jaguars and Panthers. They do not meet during the 1995 regular season.

THE COACHES: Both Tom Coughlin (Jaguars) and Dom Capers (Panthers) are in their first year as professional head coaches. Coughlin served as the head coach at Boston College from 1991-93, compiling a record of 21-13-1, with two appearances in bowl games. Coughlin was previously an NFL assistant coach with the New York Giants (wide receivers, 1988-90), Green Bay Packers (wide receivers and passing game coordinator 1986-87) and Philadelphia Eagles (wide receivers, 1984-85). Capers was the defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992-94. Previously, Capers spent six seasons (1986-91) as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints and two seasons (1984-85) with the USFL Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars.

CONNECTIONS: Because of the 1995 Expansion Draft and free agency, both the Jaguars and Panthers have players who played on just about every other team in the NFL. Thus, this year's Hall of Fame game will be a reunion for many ex-teammates. Most notably will be the contingent of ex-Buffalo Bills playing in Canton. The Jaguars' defensive unit contains MLB Keith Goganious, CB Mickey Washington, and S Mike Dumas who should be very familiar with the Panthers offense which is led by QB Frank Reich, WR Don Beebe, and TE Pete Metzelaars, all ex-teammates with the Bills. Also joining the Panthers this year is ex-Bill defensive standout LB Carlton Bailey.

Others of note: Ex-Oiler now Panther LB Lamar Lathon will find familiar faces on the Jaguars sidelines in WR Ernest Givins, and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, who were with Lathon in Houston. ... Jaguars C/G Dave Widell will be re-united with the Panthers NT Greg Kragen. The two spent four years together with the Broncos (1990-93). ... Jaguars WR Charles Davenport was a member of the Steelers receiving corps with Panthers WR Dwight Stone. Other Steelers who are now with the Panthers include RB Barry Foster, CB Tim McKyer and head coach Dom Capers. ... Panthers QB Jack Trudeau and Jaguars DE Jeff Lageman were former teammates with the Jets. ... Jaguars RB Reggie Cobb will remember former teammate and now Panthers RB Vernon Turner from when they were teammates on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Panthers LB Sam Mills and Jaguars CB Vinnie Clark were defensive starters for the New Orleans Saints in 1994.

The Hall of Fame game will also bring together many former teammates on the collegiate level. Panthers rookie CB Michael Reed will see his former head coach from Boston College, Tom Coughlin, now heading the Jaguars, as well as former B.C. standout MLB Tom McManus, now a Jaguars first-year player. ... Panthers reserve QB Jerry Colquitt and Jaguars RB James Stewart, both rookies, were offensive weapons at the University of Tennessee in 1994. ... Jaguars TE Derek Brown and Panthers CB Rod Smith were both class of 1992 products of Notre Dame. Others members of the Fightin' Irish are Jaguars QB Steve Beuerlein and Panthers LB Frank Stams, who played together while in South Bend. Panthers P Tommy Barnhardt and LB Carlton Bailey are both former University of North Carolina players who will find a trio of fellow Tar-heels on Jacksonville's roster in OLB Reggie Clark, RB Randy Jordan and OT Rickie Shaw.

Finally, this year's Hall of Fame game will bring together two veterans who remember all too well the last time they played against each other. Jaguars FS Darren Carrington, formerly of the San Diego Chargers, and Panthers T Harry Boatswain, an ex-49er, were both in Miami six months ago for Super Bowl XXIX.

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