Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Phoenix Cardinals 30 Sunday 18 September 1988 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING PHO 10:45-1Q Del Greco FG47 PHO 1:52-1Q Mitchell 6 run (Del Greco kick) PHO 0:00-1Q Del Greco FG37 TB 9:05-2Q Igwebuike FG34 PHO 0:48-2Q Ferrell 1 run (Del Greco kick) TB 12:15-3Q Hill 23 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) PHO 0:43-3Q Del Greco FG23 TB 13:42-4Q Wilder 5 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 10:55-4Q Tate 47 run (Igwebuike kick) PHO 3:14-4Q Novacek 42 pass from Stoudt (Del Greco kick)
Down 20-3 at half-time, the Bucs looked dead and buried again at home. But they came back and were only beaten on a blown defensive assignment that left TE Jay Novacek wide open for the game winner with just over three minutes to play.   Lars Tate's go-ahead TD run was a good one as he was hit at the line of scrimmage, landed back on his feet and then raced through a second gap for the score from 47-yards out. 
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Tate 4-54, Wilder 14-52, Howard 1-8, Testaverde 2-0. CARDINALS: Mitchell 18-110, Ferrell 10-38, Green 1-18, Jordan 5-14, Lomax 1-3, Stoudt 3-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 28-16-211-2-1. CARDINALS: Lomax 13-10-148-0-0, Stoudt 19-9-149-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Wilder 5-55, Hill 4-80, Hall 3-37, Carrier 3-34, J.Smith 1-5. CARDINALS: Smith 6-103, Novacek 5-102, Awalt 3-24, Mitchell 2- 19, Jones 1-25, Green 1-21, Ferrell 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. CARDINALS: Young 1-2, Carter 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 3-87, McAdoo 3-77, J.Smith 1-18. CARDINALS: Mitchell 3-68. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 1-0. CARDINALS: Sikahema 1-11. SACKS BUCS: Holmes 1-3. CARDINALS: Clasby 1-11, Bell 1-6, Nunn 1-6, Harvey 1-4.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 68 Mallory DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 90 Holmes RG 50 Turk 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 32 Wilder SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris, 22 Jones, 33 McAdoo, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 51 Washington, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 69 Bruhin, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 81 Starring, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson, 27 Goode, 64 Thomas INACTIVE 54 Randle, 73 McHale
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GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Bruce Hill had another touchdown reception from Vinny Testaverde And then came the legendary touchdown when Lars Tate jumped the line and was not tackled so he scored