Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 Miami Dolphins 17
Sunday 30 October 1988 at Tampa Stadium
MIA7:39-3Q Clayton 5 pass from Marino (Franklin kick)
MIA5:08-3Q Clayton 8 pass from Marino (Franklin kick)
MIA3:21-3Q Franklin FG31
TB10:42-4Q Tate 5 pass from Ferguson (Igwebuike kick)
TB 5:57-4Q Hill 27 pass from Ferguson (Igwebuike kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Howard 9-32, Tate 7-22, Wilder 5-14, D.Smith 3-7, Goode 2-4, Ferguson 1-0.
DOLPHINS: Hampton 13-23, Bennett 5-21, Stradford 2-3, Marino 3-(-4).
PASSING
BUCS: Ferguson 36-26-291-1-2.
DOLPHINS: Marino 46-27-266-0-2.
RECEIVING
BUCS: Carrier 9-142, Hill 4-61, Magee 3-19, Tate 3-16, Hall 2-23, Howard 2-6, Pillow 1-12, D.Smith 1-8, J.Smith 1-4.
DOLPHINS: Clayton 7-80, Edmunds 4-53, Duper 4-52, Hampton 4-19, Jensen 2-25, Banks 2-18, Davenport 2-13, Stradford 2-6.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: none.
DOLPHINS: Graf 1-14.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Elder 2-38, D.Smith 1-16, J.Smith 1-16.
DOLPHINS: Cribbs 3-73.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Futrell 4-30.
DOLPHINS: Schwedes 2-2.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
DOLPHINS: Cline 1-8.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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How the Miami press remembers the game
Click here for Tom Zucco's morning-after column
How Michelle Kaufman of the St.Petersburg Times saw the game
Joe Ferguson replaced the "injured" Vinny Testaverde, everyone realising that the Bucs' No.1 pick was being benched for a week following his recent poor games. Ferguson led the Bucs on two fourth quarter TD drives to narrow a 17-0 Dolphin lead, but Tampa could get no closer than the Miami 39-yard line on a final drive. Both Miami TDs were set up by Tampa fumbles inside their own half, one by Lars Tate and the other by William Howard.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE79 Davis
LG68 Mallory NT95 Jarvis
C60 Grimes RDE94 Goff
RG69 Bruhin LOLB59 Murphy
RT72 Taylor LILB99 Marve
WR84 Hill RILB53 Coleman
WR88 Carrier ROLB58 Moss
TE82 Hall LCB29 Reynolds
TE86 Magee SS20 Harris
RB32 Wilder FS39 Hamilton
QB12 Ferguson RCB36 Futrell
SUBSTITUTIONS
1 Igwebuike, 13 Criswell, 22 R Jones, 27 Goode, 28 Brown, 34 Tate, 35 J Smith, 40 Elder, 43 Howard, 47 D Smith, 51 Washington, 52 V Jones, 55 Rolling, 56 Walker, 64 Thomas, 70 Swayne, 71 Cooper, 73 McHale, 78 Cannon, 80 Pillow, 85 Taylor, 97 Lee
DID NOT PLAY
14 Testaverde
INACTIVE
83 Clinkscales, 90 Holmes