Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 San Diego Chargers 23
Sunday 19 September 1976 at Tampa Stadium
SD7:01-1Q Fritsch FG48
SD3:23-2Q Fritsch FG48
SD8:57-4Q Fritsch FG22
SD2:55-4Q Young 46 run (Fritsch kick)
SD2:37-4Q Hayes 37 interception return (Fritsch kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Dickinson 3-54, Williams 11-44, Johnson 5-23, Carter 3-8, DuBose 1-2, Spurrier 1-1, CDavis 7-0, MMoore 2-(-3).
CHARGERS: Woods 19-64, Young 13-85, Fouts 2-13, Matthews 6-27, Scarber 1-6.
PASSING
BUCS: Spurrier 10-3-13-0-0, Lawrence 5-0-0-2-0, Dickinson 3-0-0-1-0.
CHARGERS: Fouts 21-14-154-0-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: BMoore 2-17, MMoore 1-(-4).
CHARGERS: Young 4-31, Joiner 3-59, Owens 2-26, Woods 2-7, Curran 1-14, Dorsey 1-14, Matthews 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
CHARGERS: Hayes 1-37, Goode 1-26, Lowe 1-8.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: C.Davis 2-45, M.Moore 2-34, Reece 1-30, Cooper 1-22.
OPPONENTS: Fuller 1-19.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Reece 2-31, M.Moore 2-18.
OPPONENTS: Fuller 8-105.
SACKS
BUCS: J.Peterson 1-10, L.Selmon 1-6, Toomay 1-6.
OPPONENTS: Johnson 1-9, Lee 1-8.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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The Chargers shut out the Buccaneers 23-0 on the strength of three Toni Fritsch fieldgoals and two touchdowns in the final three minutes.

Until Rickey Young bolted free on a 46-yard touchdown jaunt with 2:55 left in the game, the hard-pressed Tampa defense had kept the Bucs in contention. On the next play, Tom Hayes picked off a pass and went 37 yards down the sideline untouched for the final score.

John McKay: "I really don't have any answers for the offense. We just don't seem to have anybody fast and we don't seem to be able to block anybody."
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT75 Reavis LDE78 Rudolph
LG72 Fest DT76 Pear
C73 Ward DT63 LSelmon
RG67 Alward RDE66 Toomay
RT74 Current LLB58 CPeterson
TE86 Moore MLB52 Reese
WR83 McGriff RLB57 JPeterson
WR89 McKay LCB40 Washington
FB35 DuBose SS33 Cotney
RB26 Davis FS28 Stone
QB11 Spurrier RCB46 Reese
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Green, 5 Roder, 13 Lawrence, 18 Dickinson, 19 Johnson, 21 Blahak, 32 Carter, 42 Oliver, 43 Williams, 44 Moore, 51 Ryczek, 53 Ball, 54 Wood, 56 Cooper, 61 DSelmon, 64 Robinson, 71 Young, 77 Little, 82 Pagac, 88 Smith
DID NOT PLAY
80 Novak
INACTIVE
25 Jordan, 27 Davis, 30 Gunn, 50 Kearney, 79 Wilson