World Bowl '95 (or World Bowl III) was the World League's third World Bowl and the first World Bowl that was played since the league suspended operations in 1993. The game was played at Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on June 17, 1995. This 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. Paul Justin earner MVP honors by going 18 of 36 for 308 Yards with 3 Touchdowns and only 1 Interception.
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 the Galaxy's Darren Alcorn's 36-yard field goal attempt. Afterwards, Admirals' QB Will Furrer put together a 12-play, 73-yard drive that was capped off with a 5-yard pass to WR 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 QB Paul Justin connected with fellow WR Bobby Olive with an 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 RB T.C. Wright was hit by Galaxy rookie linebacker Jerry Harper and fumbled the ball, setting up a 3-play, 44-yard drive that helped increase Frankfurt's lead, with a 30-yard run by Nate 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 1-yard TD run by T.C. Wright. Afterwards, the Admirals got a 13-play, 58-yard drive that ended with a 9-yard pass to Wright. After the TD, Furrer connected with Sanjay Beach for the 2-point conversion. Amsterdam recovered the onside kick and had 34 seconds to come up with a touchdown; however, key passes into the endzone were deflected by Bernard Tobias, preserving Frankfurt's 4-point lead and giving the Galaxy their first World Bowl title.
Scoring summary Edit
- Amsterdam - TD E. Jones 5 yd pass from Furrer 13:44 2nd
- Frankfurt - TD Olive 11 yd pass from Justin (PAT failed) 14:10 2nd
- Frankfurt - TD Olive 4 yd pass form Justin 7:28 3rd
- Frankfurt - TD Bellamy 31 yd pass from Justin 11:08 3rd
- Frankfurt - TD Bolton 30 yd run (PAT failed) 4:37 4th
- Amsterdam - TD Wright 1 yd run 8:06 4th
- Amsterdam - TD Wright 9 yd pass from Furrer (2-Point: Beach from Furrer) 14:26 4th