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Sunday, October 21, 1979 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Green Bay Packers 03

The Buccaneers broke their two-game losing streak as Ricky Bell set a club record with 167 rushing yards, while Doug Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third.

The total of 228 rushing yards was 7 yards shy of the team record set in the previous game against the Packers, and left the Buccaneers as the only team with two rushers on pace to break the 1,000-yard mark. Packers quarterback David Whitehurst threw for a career-best 261 yards, although the Packers never entered the end zone.

Jeris White intercepted a potential touchdown pass that slipped out of James Lofton's hands.

The win left the Buccaneers at midseason having already achieved their highest win total ever to the excitment of BuccaneersFans.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Cloudy - 83°F. - Humidity 68% - Wind N.E. 12 mph Wind Chill 85°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Fred Silva
    • UMPIRE: Ralph Morcroft
    • LINE JUDGE: Jack Johnson
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Norm Kragseth
    • BACK JUDGE: Jim Kearney
    • FIELD JUDGE: Charley Musser
    • SIDE JUDGE: Don Orr
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 06:00-1Q Bell 9 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 06:51-2Q Williams 1 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • PACKERS: 02:43-3Q Marcol FG42
    • BUCCANEERS: 01:56-4Q Giles 2 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue 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: #51 D. Nafziger
    • LCB: #45 J. White
    • RCB: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #33 M. Cotney
    • FS: #34 C. Brown
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 6 O'Donoghue, 14 Fusina , 16 Blanchard, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 27 T Davis, 36 Berns, 38 J Davis, 44 Cesare, 46 Reece, 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
    • 15 Rae, 56 Johnson
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Bell 28-167, Eckwood 10-25, Mucker 1-16, J.Davis 5-8, Berns 1-6, Williams 2-3, Ragsdale 1-3.
    • PACKERS: Simpson 17-35, Landers 6-7, Whitehurst 1-(-4).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 10-6-85-0-2.
    • PACKERS: Whitehurst 35-22-261-3-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Giles 3-29, Eckwood 2-47, Bell 1-9.
    • PACKERS: Coffman 7-106, Lofton 4-80, Simpson 4-8, Tullis 3-42, Thompson 2-21, Landers 2-4.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Lewis 1-8, Brown 1-7, White 1-0.
    • PACKERS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Ragsdale 2-48.
    • PACKERS: Odom 2-52, Sampson 1-16.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 1-13.
    • PACKERS: Odom 3-29.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • PACKERS: none.

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