Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Indianapolis Colts 10
Sunday 11 September 1994 at Tampa Stadium
TB5:06-1Q Wilson 50 pass from Erickson (Husted kick)
IND 9:23-2Q Biasucci FG26
TB0:00-2Q Husted FG47
TB9:43-3Q Harris 48 pass from Erickson (Husted kick)
IND3:42-3Q Potts 8 run (Biasucci kick)
TB 6:46-4Q Hawkins 3 pass from Erickson (Husted kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Rhett 13-36, Workman 5-13, McDowell 2-3, Erickson 4-2.
COLTS: Faulk 18-104, Potts 9-30, Harbaugh 5-22, Humphery 5-16, Warren 1-3, Turner 1-(-12).
PASSING
BUCS: Erickson 24-19-313-0-3.
COLTS: Harbaugh 24-19-206-1-0.
RECEIVING
BUCS: J Harris 4-96, Hawkins 4-72, Rhett 3-4, Workman 2-30, Green 2-28, McDowell 2-8, Wilson 1-50, Armstrong 1-25.
COLTS: Faulk 7-82, Dawkins 3-49, Turner 3-37, Baker 2-15, Cash 2-15, Warren 1-5, Potts 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Mayhew 1-4.
COLTS: none.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Turner 2-29, Culpepper 1-12.
COLTS: Brewer 2-35, Humphrey 1-25.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Turner 1-8.
COLTS: Brewer 3-6.
SACKS
BUCS: Culpepper 1-5.
COLTS: none.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Click here for the gamebook and the play-by-play
Click here for Rick Stroud's review of the game
Click here for Hubert Mizell's morning-after column
The Bucs' receivers finally catch on
The Bucs won their home opener in 1994 in front of just over 36,000 fans, a half-empty Tampa Stadium. This was Craig Erickson's best game as a pro, passing for over 300 yards and three scores, and missing on only five passes all day. The Colts did threaten late in the game, but were stopped on downs from inside the Buccaneer 4-yard line and the victory was secured.
OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE90 Ahanotu
LG76 Dill UT71 Dotson
C61 Mayberry DT73 Culpepper
RG62 Beckles RDE75 Curry
RT78 Irwin LLB55 Marts
TE81 Harris MLB56 Nickerson
WR85 Hawkins RLB27 Bussey
WR84 C Wilson LCB35 Mayhew
FB33 McDowell SS23 Carter
RB46 Workman FS22 Everett
QB7 Erickson RCB39 Dimry
SUBSTITUTIONS
4 Stryzinski, 5 Husted, 21 McGruder, 26 Green, 28 Buckley, 30 Turner, 31 Royster, 32 Rhett, 45 Stargell, 47 Lynch, 53 E Brady, 57 J Brady, 67 Sullivan, 70 McRae, 77 Wheeler, 82 Green, 83 Moore, 86 Armstrong, 88 Copeland, 91 K Wilson, 92 Price, 93 DuBose
DID NOT PLAY
12 Dilfer
INACTIVE
11 Weldon, 25 Covington, 43 Harris, 60 Pyne, 79 Love, 87 Thomas, 89 Bishop, 97 Hunter