INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 10-101, Eckwood 13-44, J.Davis 1-4, Mucker 1-12. SAINTS: Galbreath 21-87, Muncie 14-78, Strachan 9-55, Holmes 3- 12, Manning 1-2. PASSING BUCS: Williams 28-10-142-2-1, Rae 12-6-81-1-1. SAINTS: Manning 14-11-141-0-1, Galbreath 1-1-22-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Hagins 4-71, Giles 4-50, Owens 2-24, Berns 2-11, Mucker 1- 20, Bell 1-26, Eckwood 1-15, J.Davis 1-6. SAINTS: Chandler 4-47, Galbreath 3-24, Childs 2-24, Mauti 1-61, Owens 1-6, Strachan 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Gray 1-32, Myers 1-24, Grooms 1-(-2). KICK RETURNS BUCS: Ragsdale 5-105, Hagins 2-51. SAINTS:  Wilson 1-31, Owens 1-10, Mauti 1-9. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 3-25. SAINTS:  Mauti 2-8. SACKS BUCS: none. SAINTS: Grooms 1-10.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 New Orleans Saints 42 Sunday 14 October 1979 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 13:56-3Q Hagins 22 pass from Williams (O'Donoghue kick) NO 9:04-3Q Manning 2 run (Yepremian kick) NO 2:58-3Q Galbreath 6 run (Yepremian kick) NO 1:57-3Q Childs 15 pass from Manning (Yepremian kick) NO 11:35-4Q Galbreath 20 run (Yepremian kick) NO 4:26-4Q Strachan 7 run (Yepremian kick) NO 3:15-4Q Strachan 1 run (Yepremian kick) TB 1:22-4Q Giles 21 pass from Rae (O'Donoghue kick)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 60 Chambers LG 64 Horton NT 77 Kollar C 50 Wilson RDE 63 Selmon RG 61 Roberts LOLB 57 Lewis RT 73 Hannah LILB 58 Selmon WR 85 Owens RILB 54 Wood WR 81 Hagins ROLB 56 Johnson TE 88 Giles LCB 45 White FB 43 Eckwood SS 33 Cotney RB 42 Bell FS 34 Brown QB 12 Williams RCB 40 Washington 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, 79 Lewis, 86 Obradovich, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Fusina INACTIVE 84 Jones
COMMENTARY CREW Curt Gowdy and Hank Stram
Amazingly this one was scoreless at half-time too. But after the Bucs took the lead on a 72-yard three-play drive to open the second half, the Saints scored on six straight possessions to make it a blowout.  No other team in 1979 scored more than three TDs on the Bucs, yet New Orleans somehow doubled that number in one half. The Saints gained over 230 yards rushing on the day as the Tampa offense totally came unglued after their early lead.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Ricky Bell had a nice run on a draw play during a miserable offensive day Mike Rae came off the bench to throw a late touchdown pass to Jimmie Giles Rae also hooked up on a long pass to Isaac Hagins late in the fourth quarter