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Sunday September 23, 1979 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 Los Angeles Rams 06

Jim Youngblood, who had been in on the sack that broke Doug Williams' jaw the previous season, returned an early interception for a touchdown and a 6–0 lead. Shortly thereafter, Bill Kollar recovered a Lawrence McCutcheon fumble at the Rams 27-yard line, leading to a 15-yard touchdown reception by Larry Mucker. Neil O'Donoghue's extra point gave the Buccaneers the lead for good.

The Buccaneers further added a 5-yard touchdown run by Ricky Bell and a 29-yard scoring pass to Jimmie Giles, all before the end of the second quarter. The Rams failed to cross midfield at all in the second half, and were held to only 97 yards passing on 35 attempts. McKay, familiar with Rams quarterback Pat Haden from having coached him at USC, tailored the defensive gameplan towards him.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Slightly Cloudy - 83°F. - Humidity 68% - Wind S.SW. 8-12 mph Wind Chill 81°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Jerry Markbreit
    • UMPIRE: Gordon Wells
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Al Sabato
    • LINE JUDGE: Bama Glass
    • BACK JUDGE: Tom Kelleher
    • FIELD JUDGE: Ed Merrifield
    • SIDE JUDGE: Willie Spencer
    SCORING
    • RAMS: 4:11-1Q Jim Youngblood 31 interception return (kick failed)
    • BUCCANEERS: 14:13-2Q Mucker 15 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 6:32-2Q Bell 5 run (O'Donoghue kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 0:33-2Q Giles 29 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. Kollar
    • RE: #63 L. Selmon
    • LOLB: #57 D. Lewis
    • LILB: #61 D. Selmon
    • RILB: #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, 15 Rae, 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, 84 Jones, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker
    DID NOT PLAY

    • 14 Fusina, 79 Lewis
    INACTIVE
    • none

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Bell 18-69, Eckwood 22-59, J.Davis 3-16, Williams 2-4.
    • RAMS: Peacock 6-47, Tyler 7-43, Bryant 4-15, McCutcheon 8-9, Haden 1-6, Nelson 1-(-10).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 20-5-101-1-2.
    • RAMS: Haden 27-13-64-0-0, Ferragamo 8-4-33-1-0.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Giles 1-29, Owens 1-28, Eckwood 1-25, Mucker 1-15, Hagins 1-4.
    • RAMS: McCutcheon 5-9, Bryant 4-20, Young 2-28, Dennard 2-20, Peacock 2-14, Tyler 1-7, Hill 1-(-1).
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: White 1-39.
    • RAMS: Jim Youngblood 1-31.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Ragsdale 2-55.
    • RAMS: Hill 4-107.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Reece 5-39, T.Davis 1-7.
    • RAMS: Browne 7-29.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: L. Selmon 2-21.
    • RAMS: none.

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