INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHINGBUCS: Williams 14-52, Freeman 7-36, Ward 10-34.DOLPHINS: Williams 20-102, Brown 12-82, Polite 2-14, White 1-1, Ginn 1-0.PASSINGBUCS: Freeman 28-16-196-1-1.DOLPHINS: Henne 31-17-175-1-1, White 1-0-0-0-0.RECEIVINGBUCS: Winslow 7-102, Stovall 4-47, Stroughter 2-13, Graham 1-16, Stevens 1-15, Clayton 1-3.DOLPHINS: Bess 4-72, Sperry 3-31, Haynos 3-17, Camarillo 2-17, Brown 2-16, Williams 2-5, Hartline 1-17.INTERCEPTIONSBUCS: Black 1-3.DOLPHINS: Taylor 1-0.KICK RETURNSBUCS: Smith 6-171, Stovall 1-20.DOLPHINS: Ginn 5-90.PUNT RETURNSBUCS: Smith 4-31.DOLPHINS: Bess 2-(-4), Ginn 1-7.SACKSBUCS: none.DOLPHINS: Wake 1-9, Anderson 1-4, Crowder 1-3.
The young Bucs came close to their second straight win under Josh Freeman with a spirited performance against their in-state rivals but fell just short thanks to a late Dolphin field-goal. With the game on the line the defense gave up a 25-yard pass on the first play, 9 yards on a pass interference call on the second and a 16-yard completion on the third. After Chad Henne spiked the ball to stop the clock, a 27-yard run by Ricky Williams set the stage for Dan Carpenter's 25-yard field goal with 10 seconds left. Connor Barth became the first Tampa kicker to have three successful 50+ yard field-goals in a single game and Freeman led a drive that put the Bucs ahead with 74 seconds left as Cadillac Williams went over from a yard out.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 Miami Dolphins 25Sunday 15 November 2009 at Land Shark Stadium
SCORINGTB11:24-1Q Barth FG51MIA 6:38-1Q Brown 1 run (kick blocked)MIA 7:19-2Q Carpenter FG49TB 2:36-2Q Barth FG50MIA 1:25-2Q Sperry 5 pass from Henne (Carpenter kick)MIA 0:05-2Q Carpenter FG30TB 4:05-3Q Barth FG54TB 14:53-4Q Stovall 33 pass from Freeman (Barth kick)MIA 6:04-4Q Carpenter FG45TB 1:14-4Q Williams 1 run (Barth kick)MIA 0:10-4Q Carpenter FG25
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to watch the clipConnor Barth connected on his third 50+ yard field goal of the gameJosh Freeman and Maurice Stovall hook up for a 33-yard touchdownCadillac Wiliams puts the Bucs ahead late with a one-yard touchdown run