Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27  Carolina Panthers 3 Sunday 12 October 2008 at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING TB 12:25-1Q Hayes 22 blocked punt return (Bryant kick) TB 2:40-1Q Smith 2 pass from Garcia (Bryant kick) CAR 12:31-2Q Kasay FG20 TB 8:58-2Q Bryant FG37 TB 6:03-3Q Bryant FG49 TB 14:11-4Q Graham 1 run (Bryant kick)
This was a defensive masterclass with turnovers everywhere and Warrick Dunn rolling back the years with 100 yards on the ground.  Rookie Geno Hayes recovered a blocked punt to open the scoring and the Bucs never looked back as they improved to 4-2 on the season.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 22-115, Graham 5-11, Bennett 5-11, Garcia 3-6, Hilliard 1-0, McCown 1-(-1). PANTHERS: Williams 11-27, Stewart 6-12, Hoover 2-2, Delhomme 1-(-1). PASSING BUCS: Garcia 20-15-173-0-1. PANTHERS: Delhomme 39-20-242-3-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Smith 3-43, Dunn 3-18, Graham 2-47, Clayton 2-29, Bryant 1-13, Gilmore 1-7, Hilliard 1-6. PANTHERS: Smith 6-112, Muhammad 4-68, Rosario 3-28, Williams 2-8, Jones 1-13, Hoover 1-5, Jarrett 1-4, King 1-3, Stewart 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Phillips 1-58, Jackson 1-25, Talib 1-11. PANTHERS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: D.Jackson 1-22. PANTHERS: Jones 4-85, Stewart 1-20. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: D.Jackson 3-26. PANTHERS: Jones 1-9. SACKS BUCS: none. PANTHERS: none.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 70 Penn DE 93 Carter LG 78 Sears DT 98 Sims C 52 Faine DT 95 Hovan RG 75 Joseph DE 90 Adams RT 65 Trueblood WLB 55 Brooks TE 81 Smith MLB 51 Ruud WR 89 Bryant SLB 59 June WR 80 Clayton LCB 31 Buchanon FB 44 Storer RCB 20 Barber RB 34 Graham SS 23 Phillips QB 7 Garcia FS 36 Jackson PLAYED 3 Bryant, 9 Bidwell, 10 Jackson, 12 McCown, 19 Hilliard, 21 Piscitelli, 25 Talib,26 Allen, 28 Dunn, 29 Bennett, 43 Mack, 48 Economos, 54 Hayes, 57 Hayward, 58 Black, 71 Haye, 79 Mahan, 85 Stovall, 86 Stevens, 88 Gilmore, 91 White, 97 Wilkerson, 98 Sims DID NOT PLAY 76 Zuttah INACTIVES 8 Griese, 11 Johnson, 35 Askew, 50 McCoy, 69 Davis, 77 Lee, 84 Galloway, 96 Peterson
COMMENTARY CREW Matt Vasgergian and Brian Baldinger