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Sunday, October 15, 1978 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New York Giants 17

The New York Giants capitalized on two late turnovers to come from behind for the win. Giants linebacker Harry Carson intercepted a Doug Williams pass, then recovered a Louis Carter fumble. Both turnovers led to touchdown runs by Larry Csonka.

Neil O'Donoghue missed on a last-minute 42-yard field goal attempt into strong winds. Doug Williams was 7-for-27 passing, with two interceptions. The second of these interceptions proved very costly, as Jimmy DuBose suffered what turned out to be a career-ending knee injury while trying to make a tackle on the return. This occurred only four plays after DuBose's 109 yards rushing made him the first Buccaneer rusher to pass the 100-yard mark in a game.

Jerry Golsteyn replaced Joe Pisarcik at quarterback for the Giants, and led both of the fourth-quarter winning drives.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Sunny - 50°F. - Humidity 65% - Wind N.W. 20 mph Wind Chill 80°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jerry Markbreit
    • UMPIRE: Gordon Wells
    • LINE JUDGE: Bill Reynplds
    • LINESMAN: Ray Dodez
    • BACK JUDGE: Tom Kelleher
    • FIELD JUDGE: Ed Merrifield
    • SIDE JUDGE: Willie Spencer
    SCORING
    • GIANTS: 03:07-1Q Danelo FG22
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:00-2Q Davis 3 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 03:16-2Q DuBose 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • GIANTS: 10:14-4Q Csonka 7 run (Danelo kick)
    • GIANTS: 07:26-4Q Csonka 17 run (Danelo kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #87 L. Mucker
    • LT: #75 D. Reavis
    • LG: #68 D. Medlin
    • C: #79 S. Wilson
    • RG: #64 G. Horton
    • RT: #74 R. Freitas
    • TE: #86 J. Obradovich
    • WR: #85 M. Owens
    • QB: #12 D. Williams
    • FB: #35 J. DuBose
    • TB: #32 L. Carter
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #73 C. Hannah
    • NT: #76 D. Pear
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LOLB: #57 D. Lewis
    • LILB: #61 D. Selmon
    • RILB: #54 R. Wood
    • ROLB: #56 C. Johnson
    • LCB: #45 J. White
    • RCB: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #33 M. Cotney
    • FS: #34 C. Brown
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 4 Green, 6 O'Donoghue, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 38 Davis, 42 Bell, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 60 Chambers, 65 Johnson, 70 Carlton, 71 Crowder, 72 Puetz, 77 Kollar, 83 Grant, 88 Giles
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 15 Rae, 19 Huff, 67 Moritz, 82 Darby, 89 McKay
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: DuBose 24-109, J.Davis 6-34, Bell 9-20, Williams 2-4, Carter 1-(-3).
    • GIANTS: Hammond 15-63, Csonka 13-56, Taylor 9-52, Pisarcik 1-4, Kotar 2-(-2), Golsteyn 1-(-3).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 27-7-100-2-0.
    • GIANTS: Pisarcik 13-4-45-2-0, Golsteyn 2-2-18-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Obradovich 3-45, Owens 2-39, Mucker 1-9, Davis 1-7.
    • GIANTS: Thompson 2-32, Hammond 2-13, Taylor 1-18, Kotar 1-0.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Johnson 1-4, White 1-0.
    • GIANTS: Carson 1-30, Kelley 1-20.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 3-57.
    • GIANTS: Hammond 2-41.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 2-8.
    • GIANTS: Hammond 1-(-2), Robinson 0-0.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: L. Selmon 2-15.
    • GIANTS: Van Pelt 1-2.

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