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Sunday September 18, 1988 - Home Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Phoenix Cardinals 30

The Phoenix Cardinals took a 20–3 halftime lead, then withstood a Buccaneer rally to get their first win of the season.

Cliff Stoudt played the second half in relief of Neil Lomax, who had a sore hip. Stoudt threw the game-winning touchdown, a 42-yard pass to Jay Novacek. That followed a play in which Lars Tate dove over the line, regained his feet, and ran 47 yards for a touchdown to give the Buccaneers their only lead of the game. The Buccaneers also scored on a James Wilder run and a Vinny Testaverde pass to Bruce Hill. Stump Mitchell rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown.

The Cardinals 475 yards of offense nearly matched their highest total from the previous season.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 89°F. - Humidity 72% - Wind E. 8 mph Wind Chill 87°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Dick Hantak
    • UMPIRE: Gordon Wells
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Tom Johnson
    • LINE JUDGE: Ron Baker
    • BACK JUDGE: Paul Baetz
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bobby Skelton
    • SIDE JUDGE: Gary Lane
    • REPLAY OFFICAL: Jack Fette
    SCORING
    • CARDINALS: 10:45-1Q Del Greco FG47
    • CARDINALS: 1:52-1Q Mitchell 6 run (Del Greco kick)
    • CARDINALS: 0:00-1Q Del Greco FG37
    • BUCCANEERS: 9:05-2Q Igwebuike FG34
    • CARDINALS: 0:48-2Q Ferrell 1 run (Del Greco kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 12:15-3Q Hill 23 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick)
    • CARDINALS: 0:43-3Q Del Greco FG23
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:42-4Q Wilder 5 run (Igwebuike kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:55-4Q Tate 47 run (Igwebuike kick)
    • CARDINALS: 3:14-4Q Novacek 42 pass from Stoudt (Del Greco kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #88 M. Carrier
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #68 R Mallory
    • C: #60 R. Grimes
    • RG: #50 D. Turk
    • RT: #72 R. Taylor
    • TE: #82 R. Hall
    • WR: #84 B. Hill
    • QB: #14 V. Testaverde
    • FB: #32 J. Wilder
    • RB: #43 W. Howard
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #79 R. Davis
    • NT: #95 C. Jarvis
    • RE: #90 R. Holmes
    • LOLB: #59 K. Murphy
    • LILB: #99 E. Marve
    • RILB: #53 S. Coleman
    • ROLB: #57 W. Moss
    • LCB: #29 R. Reynolds
    • RCB: #36 B. Futrell
    • SS: #30 M. Robinson
    • FS: #39 H. Hamilton
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris, 22 Jones, 33 McAdoo, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 51 Washington, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 81 Starring, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee
    DID NOT PLAY

    • 12 Ferguson,27 Goode, 64 Thomas
    INACTIVE
    • 54 Randle, 73 McHale

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Tate 4-54, Wilder 14-52, Howard 1-8, Testaverde 2-0.
    • CARDINALS: Mitchell 18-110, Ferrell 10-38, Green 1-18, Jordan 5-14, Lomax 1-3, Stoudt 3-(-2).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Testaverde 28-16-211-2-1.
    • CARDINALS: Lomax 13-10-148-0-0, Stoudt 19-9-149-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Wilder 5-55, Hill 4-80, Hall 3-37, Carrier 3-34, J.Smith 1-5.
    • CARDINALS: Smith 6-103, Novacek 5-102, Awalt 3-24, Mitchell 2-19, Jones 1-25, Green 1-21, Ferrell 1-3.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none
    • CARDINALS: Young 1-2, Carter 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Elder 3-87, McAdoo 3-77, J.Smith 1-18.
    • CARDINALS: Mitchell 3-68.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Futrell 1-0.
    • CARDINALS: Sikahema 1-11.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Holmes 1-3.
    • CARDINALS: Clasby 1-11, Bell 1-6, Nunn 1-6, Harvey 1-4.

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