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Sunday, September 30, 1979 - Away Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 Chicago Bears 13

A 65-yard screen pass from Vince Evans to Walter Payton gave the Bears a 13–10 lead.

The Buccaneers answered that with a drive that ended with an eight-yard touchdown reception by Isaac Hagins. This score, with 5:08 left in the game, put the Buccaneers ahead of the Bears and left them as the only remaining undefeated team in the league. It was the third consecutive loss for the Bears.

Jerry Eckwood also contributed a 61-yard touchdown run, the longest running play in Buccaneers history to that point.

A broken wrist suffered in this game would contribute to Eckwood's diminished performance later in the season.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Sunny - 62°F. - Humidity 89% - Wind N. 4 mph Wind Chill 62°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Gordon McCarter
    • UMPIRE: Tony Kramer
    • LINE JUDGE: Jack Fette
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Bill Ross
    • BACK JUDGE: Ray Douglas
    • FIELD JUDGE: Armen Terzian
    • SIDE JUDGE: Bill Quimby
    SCORING
    • BUCCANERS: 14:47-2Q Eckwood 61 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANERS: 02:24-2Q O'Donoghue FG30
    • BEARS: 01:05-2Q Thomas FG34
    • BEARS: 02:59-3Q Thomas FG42
    • BEARS: 04:10-4Q Payton 65 pass from Evans (Thomas kick)
    • BUCCANERS: 03:53-4Q Hagins 8 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • SE: #81 I. Hagins
    • LT: #75 D. Reavis
    • LG: #64 G. Horton
    • C: #50 S. Wilson
    • RG: #61 G. Roberts
    • RT: #73 C. Hannah
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • FL: #85 M. Owens
    • QB: #12 D. Wiliams
    • RB: #43 J. Eckwood
    • RB: #42 R. Bell
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #60 W. Chambers
    • NT: #77 B. Kollar
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LOLB: #57 D. Lewis
    • LMLB: #61 D. Selmon
    • RMLB: #54 R. Wood
    • ROLB: #56 C. Johnson
    • LCB: #45 J. White
    • RCB: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #33 M. Cotney
    • RS: #34 C. Brown
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 6 O'Donoghue, 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 71 Crowder, 74 Sanders, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 79 Lewis
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Eckwood 23-120, Bell 14-60, Williams 3-16, J.Davis 4-9, Giles 1-9.
    • BEARS: Payton 15-46, Evans 3-17, Deloplaine 3-11, Earl 3-8.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 31-14-168-2-1.
    • BEARS: Evans 23-12-173-2-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hagins 4-37, Eckwood 3-46, Jones 2-28, Bell 2-17, Giles 2-15, Owens 1-25.
    • BEARS: Payton 5-88, Baschnagel 2-36, Earl 2-22, J.Scott 2-19, Richards 1-8.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: White 1-0, Brown 1-0.
    • BEARS: Livers 1-30, Fencik 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Ragsdale 3-60, Nafziger 1-19.
    • BEARS: Waterscheid 2-35, Watts 1-16, Latta 1-8.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 6-43.
    • BEARS: Schubert 2-11, Waterscheid 0-0.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Cotney 1-11, Chambers 1-5.
    • BEARS: Hampton 1-9.

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