Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 Indianapolis Colts 10 Sunday 11 September 1994 at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 5:06-1Q Wilson 50 pass from Erickson (Husted kick) IND 9:23-2Q Biasucci FG26 TB 0:00-2Q Husted FG47 TB 9:43-3Q Harris 48 pass from Erickson (Husted kick) IND 3:42-3Q Potts 8 run (Biasucci kick) TB 6:46-4Q Hawkins 3 pass from Erickson (Husted kick)
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.
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.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 90 Ahanotu LG 76 Dill DT 71 Dotson C 61 Mayberry DT 73 Culpepper RG 62 Beckles DE 75 Curry RT 78 Irwin LLB 55 Marts TE 81 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson WR 85 Hawkins RLB 27 Bussey WR 84 Wilson LCB 35 Mayhew FB 33 McDowell RCB 39 DImry RB 46 Workman SS 23 Carter QB 7 Erickson FS 22 Everett PLAYED 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
COMMENTARY CREW Mike Bush and Dan Hampton