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Bryant's kick lifts Buccaneers over Titans

Oct 14, 2007 - 11:27 PM TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got another stifling performance from its defense. And, in turn, they won another home game.

Matt Bryant kicked a 43-yard field goal with 11 seconds to play as Tampa Bay defeated Tennessee, 13-10, on Sunday.

Jeff Garcia finished 20-of-31 for 274 yards and one touchdown, a 69-yard pass to Joey Galloway with 2:29 remaining in the third quarter to give the Bucs a 10-3 cushion.

The Bucs (4-2) improved to 3-0 at home and have held three of their last four opponents to seven points or less.

"I'd like to tell you I am very proud of our team," Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden said. "we beat a very good football team. Any way we can win, we'll take it."

The Titans (3-2) played the final 22 minutes of regulation without quarterback Vince Young, who left in the third quarter with a right quadriceps injury.

"I just wanted to be cautious because every time I tried to bend my knee it was like a sharp pain," Young said. "I didn't really want to go back out there and try to do anything to make it even worse."

Backup Kerry Collins drove the Titans to the tying touchdown with 1:17 to play. LenDale White capped the 13-play, 86-yard march with a 2-yard run to make it 10-10.

"I was calm, I tried to lean on the experience that I have," Collins said. "I was tried to go out and execute the offense."

But Garcia hit Ike Hilliard with passes of 28 and 10 yards and Galloway for 14 yards to set up Bryant's winning kick.

"It was gut-check time," Garcia said. "Not giving up, finding a way to persevere. Third-and-10 situation, not an easy situation against a good football team."

Tied at 3-3, Garcia found Galloway on a deep post, giving the Bucs a 10-3 lead with 2:29 left in the third quarter.

Collins finished 10-of-20 for 125 yards and Young was 11-for-14 for 120 yards and an interception.

"Kerry is here just to do that," Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said. "Kerry put a touchdown drive together and converted some tough down distance situations and got the ball in the end zone for us."

In the first half, Tennessee wasted two scoring chances in the first half. With 10:26 remaining in the second quarter, Young fumbled at the Tampa Bay 32 and it was recovered by DE Patrick Chukwurah.

With 1:18 remaining before halftime, Bucs cornerback Phillip Buchanon intercepted Young at the Tampa Bay 4.

"It definitely feels good to get a pick for the team, to help the team," Buchanon said.

Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said Young will be listed as day-to-day.

"He has a quad strain. We will evaluate it and will continue to evaluate," Fisher said. "He tried to say as loose as he could in case we had an issue with Kerry."






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE 0 0 3 7 10
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 7 3 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: TAM - FG, MATT BRYANT 23 YD, 8:53. Drive: 8
    plays, 59 yards in 4:19. Key plays:
    Garcia 14-yard pass to Askew to
    midfield; Garcia 39-yard pass to
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    FG TAM
    MATT BRYANT 43 YD
    TENNESSEE 10
    TAMPA BAY 13 0:11 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    TAMPA BAY 10 1:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE 0 0 3 3
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 7 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: TAM - FG, MATT BRYANT 23 YD, 8:53. Drive: 8
    plays, 59 yards in 4:19. Key plays:
    Garcia 14-yard pass to Askew to
    midfield; Garcia 39-yard pass to
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    TD TAM
    JOEY GALLOWAY 69 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA
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    TENNESSEE 3
    TAMPA BAY 10 2:29 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    TENNESSEE 0 0 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 3 3 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: TAM - FG, MATT BRYANT 23 YD, 8:53. Drive: 8
    plays, 59 yards in 4:19. Key plays:
    Garcia 14-yard pass to Askew to
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    MATT BRYANT 23 YD
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