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Bennett, Buccaneers run away from Dolphins

Aug 10, 2008 - 2:39 AM By Christopher Stock PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MIAMI (Ticker) - Michael Bennett rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 17-6 preseason victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Buccaneers quarterbacks Luke McCown, Brian Griese and Chris Simms combined to throw for 189 yards and one touchdown on 27-of-39 passing. Tampa Bay starter Jeff Garcia sat out while recovering from a calf injury.

Simms, 27, returned to the field after missing the majority of the past two seasons after suffering a ruptured spleen. He completed 8-of-10 passes for 60 yards.

Brian Clark had a 3-yard touchdown reception from Griese and Bennett had a 1-yard touchdown run. Matt Bryant added a 32-yard field goal late in the game after missing two field goals.

Dolphins rookie quarterback Chad Henne engineered a nine-play, 51-yard scoring drive that led to a field goal on his first drive. Henne completed 3-for-5 passes for 39 yards on the drive after replacing starter John Beck.

Beck completed 5-of-9 passes for 45 yards in one quarter. Henne completed 5-of-10 for 67 yards in two quarters.

Ronnie Brown rushed for four yards on three carries for the Dolphins in his first action since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on October 21, 2007.

Just before kickoff, Miami announced it had signed quarterback Chad Pennington to a multi-year contract.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 7 0 10 17
    MIAMI 0 3 3 0 6 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: MIA - FG, DAN CARPENTER 41 YD, 8:14. MIAMI
    3-0
    TAM - TD, BRIAN CLARK 3 YD PASS FROM BRIAN
    GRIESE (MATT BRYANT KICK), 15:00.
    TAMPA BAY 7-3
    3RD QUARTER: MIA - FG, DAN CARPENTE

    Aug 9 10:26 PM


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    FG TAM
    MATT BRYANT 32 YD
    TAMPA BAY 17
    MIAMI 6 2:57 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buccaneers 17, Dolphins 6  4th - 2:57Aug 9 10:03 PM
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    Buccaneers 17, Dolphins 6  4th - 2:57Aug 9 10:03 PM
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    Buccaneers 14, Dolphins 6  4th - 7:11Aug 9 9:58 PM


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    TD TAM
    MICHAEL BENNETT 1 YD RUN
    (MATT BRYANT KICK)
    TAMPA BAY 14
    MIAMI 6 10:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Buccaneers 14, Dolphins 6  4th - 10:15Aug 9 9:47 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 7 0 7
    MIAMI 0 3 3 6 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: MIA - FG, DAN CARPENTER 41 YD, 8:14. MIAMI
    3-0
    TAM - TD, BRIAN CLARK 3 YD PASS FROM BRIAN
    GRIESE (MATT BRYANT KICK), 15:00.
    TAMPA BAY 7-3
    3RD QUARTER: MIA - FG, DAN C

    Aug 9 9:45 PM


  • NFL
    FG MIA
    DAN CARPENTER 49 YD
    TAMPA BAY 7
    MIAMI 6 2:28 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Buccaneers 7, Dolphins 6  3rd - 2:28Aug 9 9:34 PM


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    TD TAM
    BRIAN CLARK 3 YD PASS FROM BRIAN GRIESE
    (MATT BRYANT KICK)
    TAMPA BAY 7
    MIAMI 3 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Buccaneers 7, Dolphins 3  HalfAug 9 8:53 PM
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    Buccaneers 0, Dolphins 3  2nd - 2:00Aug 9 8:48 PM


  • NFL
    FG MIA
    DAN CARPENTER 41 YD
    TAMPA BAY 0
    MIAMI 3 6:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Buccaneers 0, Dolphins 3  2nd - 6:46Aug 9 8:31 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TAMPA BAY 0 0
    MIAMI 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Aug 9 8:13 PM