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Sunday, September 16, 1979 - Away Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Green Bay Packers 10

After spending the first quarter making futile attempts at running through the middle of the Packer defense, the Buccaneers sent Jerry Eckwood around the left end for a 40-yard touchdown run. Eckwood ran for 99 yards, while Ricky Bell added another 97 on the way to a Buccaneers team-record 235 rushing yards.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Clear - 72°F. - Humidity 48% - Wind S.W. 12 mph Wind Chill 75°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: David Jorgensen
    • UMPIRE: John Keck
    • LINE JUDGE: Donald Hantak
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Larry Hagerty
    • BACK JUDGE: Donald Kedge
    • FIELD JUDGE: Daniel Dolack
    • SIDE JUDGE: Richard Catcher
    SCORING
    • PACKERS: 00:14-1Q Marcol FG38
    • BUCCANEERS: 10:38-2Q Eckwood 40 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 09:30-3Q Bell 11 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 06:09-3Q Bell 19 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • PACKERS: 08:16-4Q Lofton 11 pass from Whitehurst (Marcol kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #87 I. Hagins
    • LT: #75 D. Reavis
    • LG: #64 G. Horton
    • C: #50 S. Wilson
    • RG: #61 C. Roberts
    • TR: #73 C. Hannah
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • FL: #85 M. Owens
    • QB: #12 D. Williams
    • 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
    • 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, 55 Brown, 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
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Eckwood 23-99, Bell 15-97, J.Davis 3-16, Jones 1-12, Berns 2-11, Williams 1-2.
    • PACKERS: Smith 10-35, Middleton 10-22, Whitehurst 4-16, Atkins 3-10, Culbreath 3-6.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 24-12-132-1-1, Eckwood 1-0-0-0-0.
    • PACKERS: Whitehurst 34-24-214-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Hagins 4-54, Owens 3-51, Bell 3-18, Jones 1-15, Eckwood 1-(-6).
    • PACKERS: Lofton 7-78, Smith 6-54, Atkins 5-27, Tullis 2-36, Middleton 2-12, Coffman 2-7.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • PACKERS: Johnson 1-0.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Ragsdale 2-47.
    • PACKERS: Odom 2-51.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 3-21, T.Davis 0-0.
    • PACKERS: Odom 1-0.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: L.Selmon 2-19, Logan 1-10.
    • PACKERS: none.

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