November 13, 2000
[Times photo: Kevin White]
Sapped of the strength that is their star quarterback, the Packers lose a fourth-quarter lead to Gramatica and the charging Bucs 20-15.
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- Quick hits
With Martin Gramatica converting a fourth-quarter fumble into a 51-yard field goal, the Bucs have 86 points off 22 turnovers. Last season, they scored 90 off 31 turnovers.
- Fire & ice
Warren Sapp, Bucs DT
- Bucs pick odd day to introduce specialists
TAMPA -- It was anything but a normal day for Tampa Bay's special teams.
- Hasselbeck fills in Favre-ly well
He's not a superstar, but the second-year quarterback gives the Packers a brief lead.
- Defensive challenge
Pressuring quarterbacks is the primary goal up and down the Tampa Bay line -- and it shows.
- Third quarter just a momentary lapse
The Bucs were comfortable after halftime, but trailed entering the fourth. Things could have been much worse.
- Packers quotebook
Coach Mike Sherman on quarterback Brett Favre's injury: "Brett has a midfoot sprain, and he cannot walk at the present time...."
- Bucs quotebook
Defensive end Steve White on holding off the Packers: "We felt real confident about our chances in the fourth quarter, and we went out there and won it and closed it out on defense...."
In the end, King lulls Bucs into another victory
TAMPA -- If you want to know the truth, the arm did not exactly shake the heavens.
Gramatica's foot makes up for his butterfingers
TAMPA -- His hands are in question, but Martin Gramatica's foot is working perfectly.
Saints RB Williams busts ankle
Expect to see new players protecting punter vs. FSU
GAINESVILLE -- Coach Steve Spurrier has the answer to his team's problem of having punts blocked this season.
Bowden: UF to start logical QB
TALLAHASSEE -- With a possible national title shot, as well as state bragging rights, on the line just about every year his team meets Florida, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has kept an eye on the doings in Gainesville.
College football on the horizon
Remaining schedules for the AP's Top 8 (Oklahoma could play in the Big 12 title game).
Loss itself not only thing that rankles players
TAMPA -- It was bad enough that South Florida's 45-9 loss to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday was its worst of the season.
Davis puts players' interests ahead of piling up points
CORAL GABLES -- When it comes to running up the score, coach Butch Davis prefers to reward reserves rather than risk injury to his starters.
Road haul is measuring stick
MONTREAL -- Smart play. Impeccable goaltending. Consistent performance.
Seminoles give Gators early NCAA exit again
GAINESVILLE -- Florida State soccer coach Patrick Baker wrote something simple on the NCAA Tournament game program last year.
College basketball briefs
Gator women cruise to exhibition win
Auto racing briefs
Champs win again in NHRA
Stewart uncool until crew chief sends in the ice
HOMESTEAD -- Tony Stewart said a $1.50 bag of ice helped him win the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Cup and race: A win-win day for Gibbs team
Bobby Labonte grabs the title and Tony Stewart wins the Pennzoil 400.
The beautiful weather the past few weeks has been good for flats fishing.
Lewis controls Tua to retain titles