Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Detroit Lions 20 Sunday 13 November 1988 at the Silverdome
SCORING DET 8:03-1Q Murray FG39 DET 3:49-1Q James 1 run (Murray kick) TB 0:22-1Q Howard 29 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 2:06-2Q Igwebuike FG23 DET 11:39-4Q Murray FG38 TB 8:23-4Q Tate 5 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 2:10-4Q Igwebuike FG22 DET 0:45-4Q James 19 pass from Hilger (Murray kick) TB 0:10-4Q Igwebuike FG52
This was a clumsy game between two bad teams but Iggy came good from 52 yards out to win it with ten seconds left. And for all the people watching at the Clearwater Bucs Bunch meeting, it was a memorable win. "You could have sunk a battleship with the excitement when we won" said Bill Thompson afterwards.   "It felt pretty good when I hit it" Igwebuike said about his third game-winner of the season. "I don't look to see how far it is - I never worry about the distance."
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 18-106, Howard 14-78, Goode 4-39, J.Smith 1-3, Testaverde 1-(-1). LIONS: Jones 9-40, James 15-34, Paige 1-1, Hilger 1-0. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 13-9-107-2-0. LIONS: Hilger 41-20-212-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Carrier 3-34, Hill 2-35, Hall 2-28, Howard 1-7, Tate 1-3. LIONS: James 8-84, Chadwick 3-43, Bland 3-33, Jones 3-21, Starring 2-20, Mandley 1-11. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Hamilton 1-24, Elder 1-0. LIONS: Jamison 2-4. KICK RETURNS BUCS: D.Smith 3-76, Elder 1-28. LIONS: Bland 3-70, Starring 2-37, Lee 1-24. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 1-21. LIONS: Mandley 1-15, Bland 1-8. SACKS BUCS: Marve 1-9. LIONS: Griffin 1-19, Cofer 0.5-4.5, Williams 0.5-4.5.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 68 Mallory DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 69 Bruhin LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 53 Coleman WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 43 Howard RCB 36 Futrell RB 34 Tate SS 20 Harris QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 22 R Jones, 27 Goode, 28 Brown, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 47 D Smith, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 54 Randle, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 79 Davis, 80 Pillow, 83 Clinkscales, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson INACTIVE 70 Swayne, 85 Taylor
COMMENTARY CREW Verne Lundqvist and Terry Bradshaw
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip William Howard’s touchdown run was a highlight reel on its own The winning score was set up by Bruce Hill’s reception on a crossing pattern where he had to get out of bounds And then once again it was Iggy time, this one a 52-yarder to win it for the Bucs