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Sunday, November 30, 1980 - Away Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Green Bay Packers 17

The Buccaneers won in come-from-behind fashion against the Packers.

The Buccaneers led for most of the game on a 17-yard Doug Williams touchdown pass to Isaac Hagins, and a pair of Garo Yepremian field goals. Green Bay took a fourth-quarter lead after Cedric Brown's pass-interference penalty (called against Mike Washington) gave them the ball at the Buccaneers' 1-yard line. Eddie Lee Ivery ran for a touchdown on the next play, and when the Buccaneers failed to move the ball on the ensuing possession, it took less than a minute for Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey to hit Paul Coffman with a 17-yard touchdown for the lead. Kevin House caught a tipped pass over safety Johnnie Gray at the Packers' 1-yard line with 2:45 remaining to set up Johnny Davis' touchdown run for the winning score, though the Buccaneers still needed to survive a Jan Stenerud field goal attempt with 21 seconds to play.

Coach McKay would later joke that the game had been planned all along to end that way, for excitement. Lee Roy Selmon, Bill Kollar, and Ray Snell all left the game with injuries.

With Ricky Bell still sidelined with a mild knee injury, Rick Berns made his first career start. Berns had received much press attention during the previous week, due to coach McKay's sarcastic comments that "we might start the fabulous Rick Berns. He doesn't catch the ball in practice, maybe he will in a game". Berns led Tampa Bay rushers with 72 yards on 19 carries, although his fumble on the Packers' 2-yard line ended a scoring opportunity on the opening drive.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Partly Cloudy - 42°F. - Humidity 65% - Wind S. 2 mph Wind Chill 45°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: George McCarter
    • UMPIRE: Tony Kramer
    • LINE JUDGE: Jack Fette
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Bill Ross
    • BACK JUDGE: John Rosser
    • FIELD JUDGE: Adam Terzian
    • SIDE JUDGE: Robert DeSouzar
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:49-1Q Yepremian FG39
    • BUCCANEERS: 02:15-1Q Hagins 17 pass from Williams (Yepremian kick)
    • PACKERS: 00:05-2Q Stenerud FG40
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:00-3Q Yepremian FG20
    • PACKERS: 14:45-4Q Ivery 1 run (Stenerud kick)
    • PACKERS: 13:59-4Q Coffman 16 pass from Dickey (Stenerud kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 01:58-4Q J.Davis 1 run (Yepremian kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #84 G. Jones
    • LT: #75 D. Reavis
    • LG: #68 G. Yarno
    • C: #50 S. Wilson
    • RG: #72 R. Snell
    • RT: #73 C. Hannah
    • TE: #88 J. Giles
    • WR: #81 I. Hagins
    • QB: #12 D. Williams
    • RB: #38 J. Davis
    • RB: #36 R. Berns
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #65 D. Stalls
    • NT: #76 D. Logan
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LOLB: #57 A. Hawkins
    • SILB: #61 D. Selmon
    • WILB: #54 R. Wood
    • ROLB: #56 C. Johnson
    • LCB: #25 C. Jordan
    • RCB: #40 M. Washington
    • SS: #33 M. Cotney
    • FS: #34 C. Brown
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Yepremian, 16 Blanchard, 20 Colzie, 27 T Davis, 28 G Davis, 41 Thomas, 43 Eckwood, 46 Reece, 52 Brantley, 55 Brown, 57 Lewis, 62 Leonard, 69 Austin, 74 Sanders, 77 Kollar, 78 Radford, 79 Lewis, 82 Shumann, 86 Obradovich, 89 House
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 14 Fusina, 42 Bell, 80 Samuels
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Berns 19-72, J.Davis 11-38, Williams 5-20, T.Davis 1-8, Hagins 1-2, Eckwood 2-(-6).
    • PACKERS: Ivery 12-42, Ellis 9-28, Middleton 2-4, Dickey 1-0.
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 32-16-235-0-1.
    • PACKERS: Dickey 36-24-180-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Jones 4-63, House 3-77, Obradovich 3-46, T.Davis 3-23, Hagins 1-17, G.Davis 1-11, Eckwood 1-(-2).
    • PACKERS: Ellis 8-21, Ivery 7-61, Coffman 4-40, Larson 2-26, Lofton 2-22, Thompson 1-13.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • PACKERS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: G.Davis 2-32, T.Davis 1-16, Obradovich 1-6.
    • PACKERS: Thompson 5-123.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 4-18.
    • PACKERS: Gray 1-12, Cassidy 1-8.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: none.
    • PACKERS: none.

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