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Sunday, October 7, 1979 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New York Giants 17

The undefeated Buccaneers lost on the road to the winless New York Giants.

Giants quarterback Phil Simms, in his first NFL start, went 6–12 for 37 yards. Billy Taylor, also making his first start, became the first Giant to rush for over 100 yards in a game this season, running for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries.

Tampa Bay Quarterback Doug Williams threw touchdown passes to Larry Mucker and Jimmie Giles, but also threw three interceptions and numerous incompletions.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 61°F. - Humidity 54% - Wind S.W. 20 mph Wind Chill 58°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Gene Barth
    • UMPIRE: Tom Myers
    • LINE JUDGE: Bob McLaughlin
    • LINESMAN: Jerry Bergman
    • BACK JUDGE: Ben Tompkins
    • FIELD JUDGE: Fritz Graf
    • SIDE JUDGE: Dean Look
    SCORING
    • GIANTS: 14:18-2Q Taylor 2 run (Danelo kick)
    • GIANTS: 11:45-2Q Taylor 1 run (Danelo kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:58-2Q Mucker 14 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
    • GIANTS: 11:07-4Q Danelo FG47
    • BUCCANEERS: 01:10-4Q Giles 11 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #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
    • WR: #85 M. Owens
    • QB: #12 D. Williams
    • RB: #43 J. Eckwood
    • RB: #42 R. Bell
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #60 W. Chambers
    • NT: #77 B. Kolar
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LLB: #57 D. Lewis
    • LLB: #55 A. Brown
    • RLB: #54 R. Wood
    • RLB: #56 C. Johnson
    • LCB: #45 J. White
    • CB: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #33 M. Cotney
    • FS: #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, 66 Yarno, 69 Austin, 70 Carlton, 71 Crowder, 74 Sanders, 79 Lewis, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 14 Fusina, 15 Rae, 58 Selmon
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: J.Davis 7-40, Bell 12-35, Berns 1-9, Eckwood 7-7.
    • GIANTS: Taylor 33-148, Johnson 9-21, Moorehead 4-13, Kotar 4-10, Jennings 1-9, Simms 3-1.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 38-14-182-3-2.
    • GIANTS: Simms 12-6-37-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Giles 5-43, Hagins 3-77, Mucker 2-31, Bell 2-13, Eckwood 1-11, Berns 1-7.
    • GIANTS: Shirk 2-15, Johnson 2-11, Perkins 1-6, Taylor 1-5.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • GIANTS: McKinney 1-25, Kelley 1-12, Jackson 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Ragsdale 1-12, T.Davis 1-5.
    • GIANTS: Reece 1-17, Kotar 1-16, Gray 1-0.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 6-43.
    • GIANTS: Scales 2-3, Reece 1-8, Jackson 1-5.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Brown 1-12, Lewis 1-7.
    • GIANTS: none.

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