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Sunday, October 29, 1978 - Away Game

LOSS - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 07 Green Bay Packers 09

The Green Bay Packers held the Buccaneers without a first down or completed pass for the first 37 minutes of the game.

The Buccaneers took the lead on a 2-yard Ricky Bell run that was set up by a Morris Owens reception of a 53-yard Doug Williams pass. Chester Marcol kicked the game-winning field goal. Neil O'Donoghue missed two field goals in the contest.

Williams’ final pass was intercepted by Willie Buchanon. The Buccaneers shut down running back Terdell Middleton and knocked quarterback David Whitehurst dizzy, but Whitehurst returned to lead the game-winning 50-yard drive. Tampa Bay's uncharacteristic move to a man-to-man defense left Steve Odom open to catch Whitehurst's 18-yard pass on a fourth down during that drive.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 50°F. - Humidity 66% - Wind S.E. 17 mph Wind Chill 54°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Fred Silva
    • UMPIRE: Ralph Morcroft
    • LINE JUDGE: Jack Johnson
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Norm Krageeth
    • BACK JUDGE: John Kearney
    • FIELD JUDGE: Charles Musser
    • SIDE JUDGE: Bob Rice
    SCORING
    • PACKERS: 00:45-1Q Middleton 2 run (kick failed)
    • BUCCANEERS: 05:17-3Q Bell 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:41-4Q Marcol FG48
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • LT: #75 D. Reavis
    • LG: #64 G. Horton
    • C: #79 S. Wilson
    • RG: #72 G. Puetz
    • RT: #70 D. Carlton
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • WR: #85 M. Owens
    • WR: #83 F. Grant
    • FB: #38 J. Davis
    • RB: #42 R. Bell
    • QB: #12 D. Williams
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #80 W. Chambers
    • NT: #76 D. Pear
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LLB: #57 D. Lewis
    • ILB: #61 D. Selmon
    • RLB: #54 R. Wood
    • RCB: #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, 32 L Carter, 46 Reece, 51 Nafziger, 53 Bonness, 55 Brown, 65 Johnson, 71 Crowder, 73 Hannah, 77 Kollar, 84 Levenseller, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker, 89 McKay
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 15 Rae, 19 Huff, 28 Maxson, 44 Cesare, 68 Medlin, 74 Freitas
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Bell 20-30, Davis 9-28, Williams 5-14.
    • PACKERS: Middleton 20-37, Smith 10-29, Culbreath 9-23, Whitehurst 6-2.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 17-5-98-1-0.
    • PACKERS: Whitehurst 31-16-173-1-0, Lofton 1-0-0-0-0, Sproul 1-0-0-0-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Bell 2-21, Owens 1-53, Obradovich 1-14, Grant 1-10.
    • PACKERS: Middleton 6-45, Lofton 6-41, Thompson 3-47, Odom 2-36, Culbreath 1-6, Smith 1-(-2).
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Washington 1-8.
    • PACKERS: Buchanon 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Carter 1-18, Reece 1-14.
    • PACKERS: none.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 5-23.
    • PACKERS: Odom 5-16.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Pear 1-8, L.Selmon 1-7.
    • PACKERS: none.

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