Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 Indianapolis Colts 35 Sunday 16 October 1988 at the Hoosier Dome
SCORING IND 1:43-1Q Dickerson 1 run (Biasucci kick) TB 12:43-2Q Igwebuike FG39 IND 6:12-2Q Dickerson 27 run (Biasucci kick) TB 1:05-2Q Hill 10 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) IND 0:11-2Q Chandler 2 run (Biasucci kick) IND 4:48-3Q Brooks 28 pass from Chandler (Biasucci kick) IND 2:43-3Q Daniels 41 interception return (Biasucci kick) TB 14:08-4Q Smith 5 run (Igwebuike kick) TB 8:02-4Q Hill 16 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) TB 3:19-4Q Tate 1 run (Igwebuike kick)
Vinny passed for the second-highest yardage total in Buc history as Tampa Bay came back with three fourth quarter touchdowns, but they could get no closer than the Colt 43-yard line on their last desperate drive and the comeback came up four points short.   Ron Hall had a career-high receiving day, but two earlier interceptions and a dominant Indianapolis team in the first half proved to be too much for the Bucs to overcome.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: W.Howard 7-21, D.Smith 3-15, Goode 3-3, Tate 1-1, Testaverde 1-(-1). COLTS: Dickerson 27-80, Chandler 8-23. PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 42-25-469-2-2. COLTS: Chandler 32-19-246-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Hill 7-162, Hall 7-121, Carrier 4-61, D.Smith 3-49, Pillow 2- 55, Howard 1-16, Goode 1-5. COLTS: Brooks 7-139, Boyer 6-49, Beach 3-17, Verdin 1-18, Bentley 1-12, Bouza 1-6, Dickerson 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Marve 1-29, Reynolds 1-0. COLTS: Daniel 1-41, Prior 1-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: J.Smith 3-54, Howard 1-9. COLTS: Bentley 4-80, Wright 1-22, Prior 1-0. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 2-23. COLTS: Verdin 1-1. SACKS BUCS: none. COLTS: Bickett 1.5-12, Johnson 1-10, Klecko 0.5-3.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 70 Swayne 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 27 Goode SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 20 Harris, 22 R Jones, 33 McAdoo, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 47 D Smith, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 69 Bruhin, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 79 Davis, 80 Pillow, 81 Starring, 86 Magee, 94 Goff, 97 Lee DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson INACTIVE 32 Wilder, 95 Jarvis
COMMENTARY CREW Jim Nantz and Pat Haden
GAME HIGHLIGHTS           Click on the boxes below to watch the clip Bruce Hill had the biggest game of his NFL career including this touchdown catch Eugene Marve intercepted Chris Chandler and had a nice return Don Smith scored his first touchdown of the season as the Bucs mounted their comeback attempt