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Garrard, Jaguars stymie Buccaneers

Aug 24, 2008 - 3:10 AM By Ted Fleming PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars took advantage of a pair of early mistakes and never relinquished the lead in a 23-17 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

David Garrard played the entire first half for Jacksonville (2-1), throwing one interception and a touchdown. He came out for the first drive of the second half and drove his team 69 yards in seven plays, taking just three minutes off the clock.

A 4-yard pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis ended the night for Garrard, who finished 10-of-16 for 118 yards and two touchdowns, including an 8-yard scoring pass to Dennis Northcutt following an interception of Jeff Garcia that made it 10-0.

Garcia saw his first action of the preseason for Tampa Bay. He played most of the first half and showed a little rust, getting intercepted twice - half as many as he threw all of 2007 - but finished with a flourish, connecting with Michael Clayton for a 10-year TD strike.

The 38-year old Garcia completed 11-of-18 passes for 79-yards.

Brian Griese, who is fighting for one of the backup spots on the Bucs roster, took over with 2:20 left in the half. He finished 7-for-11 for 71 yards but his first drive ended in a missed field goal.

Jacksonville's Trae Williams intercepted Luke McCown's pass at 9:36 of the fourth, leading to a 25-field goal by Josh Scobee to make it 23-10.

Graham managed just seven yards on five carries for Tampa Bay (2-1).








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 10 0 7 6 23
    TAMPA BAY 0 7 3 7 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - FG, JOSH SCOBEE 23 YD, 4:58. Drive: 6
    plays, 18 yards in 3:23.
    JACKSONVILLE 3-0
    JAC - TD, DENNIS NORTHCUTT 8 YD PASS FROM
    DAVID GARRARD (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    8:19. Drive: 7 plays, 27 yar

    Aug 23 10:38 PM
  • 101
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 20 roots (Close Finish)

    Jaguars 23, Buccaneers 17  4th - 2:17Aug 23 10:30 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NFL JACKSONVILLE 23
    TAMPA BAY 17 3:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars 23, Buccaneers 17  4th - 3:43Aug 23 10:29 PM
  • 81
    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 23 roots (Close Finish)

    Jaguars 23, Buccaneers 17  4th - 3:43Aug 23 10:29 PM


  • NFL
    TD TAM
    CHAD LUCAS 3 YD PASS FROM LUKE MCCOWN
    (MATT BRYANT KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 19
    TAMPA BAY 17 3:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars 19, Buccaneers 17  4th - 3:43Aug 23 10:22 PM
  • 104
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 69 roots (Close Finish)

    Jaguars 19, Buccaneers 17  4th - 3:43Aug 23 10:22 PM


  • NFL
    FG JAC
    JOSH SCOBEE 25 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 23
    TAMPA BAY 10 6:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars 23, Buccaneers 10  4th - 6:58Aug 23 10:15 PM


  • NFL
    FG JAC
    JOSH SCOBEE 45 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 20
    TAMPA BAY 10 12:41 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars 20, Buccaneers 10  4th - 12:41Aug 23 9:56 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NFL JACKSONVILLE 17
    TAMPA BAY 10 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars 17, Buccaneers 10  4th - 14:55Aug 23 9:56 PM


  • NFL
    FG JAC
    JOSH SCOBEE 45 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 20
    TAMPA BAY 10 12:41 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars 20, Buccaneers 10  3rd - 12:41Aug 23 9:51 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 10 0 7 17
    TAMPA BAY 0 7 3 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - FG, JOSH SCOBEE 23 YD, 4:58. Drive: 6
    plays, 18 yards in 3:23.
    JACKSONVILLE 3-0
    JAC - TD, DENNIS NORTHCUTT 8 YD PASS FROM
    DAVID GARRARD (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    8:19. Drive: 7 plays,

    Aug 23 9:46 PM


  • NFL
    FG TAM
    MATT BRYANT 27 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 17
    TAMPA BAY 10 5:30 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars 17, Buccaneers 10  3rd - 5:30Aug 23 9:36 PM
  • 35
    roots
    McTool Added 10 roots

    Jaguars 17, Buccaneers 7  3rd - 8:16Aug 23 9:35 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    MARCEDES LEWIS 4 YD PASS FROM DAVID GARRARD
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 17
    TAMPA BAY 7 12:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars 17, Buccaneers 7  3rd - 12:00Aug 23 9:16 PM


  • NFL
    MISSED FG TAM
    MATT BRYANT 23 YD ATTEMPT WIDE RIGHT
    JACKSONVILLE 10
    TAMPA BAY 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Aug 23 8:53 PM
  • 25
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    Jaguars 10, Buccaneers 7  HalfAug 23 8:53 PM


  • NFL
    TD TAM
    MICHAEL CLAYTON 10 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA
    (MATT BRYANT KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 10
    TAMPA BAY 7 4:42 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars 10, Buccaneers 7  2nd - 4:42Aug 23 8:37 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 10 10
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - FG, JOSH SCOBEE 23 YD, 4:58. Drive: 6
    plays, 18 yards in 3:23.
    JACKSONVILLE 3-0
    JAC - TD, DENNIS NORTHCUTT 8 YD PASS FROM
    DAVID GARRARD (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    8:19. Drive: 7 plays,

    Aug 23 8:13 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    DENNIS NORTHCUTT 8 YD PASS FROM DAVID GARRARD
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 10
    TAMPA BAY 0 6:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jaguars 10, Buccaneers 0  1st - 6:41Aug 23 7:59 PM


  • NFL
    FG JAC
    JOSH SCOBEE 23 YD
    JACKSONVILLE 3
    TAMPA BAY 0 10:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jaguars 3, Buccaneers 0  1st - 10:02Aug 23 7:47 PM