Tampa Bay Buccaneers Climb Into AP Top 25 Poll After Victory Over Dolphins

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Updated: November 12, 2013

TAMPA BAY – After finally posting their first victory of 2013 against the reeling Miami Dolphins Monday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved past Georgia and Texas, supplanting Oklahoma at #22 on the updated AP top 25 poll released early Tuesday.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFEAT MAIMI DOLPHINS

 

“We did it fellas! Top 25!” shouted a jubilant Bucs coach Greg Schiano during his team’s locker room celebration following the 22-19 win. “I’m so proud of each and every one of you. We’ve had a lot of struggles this season, but you men stuck together and held on to barely beat a team that’s mired in scandal, missing multiple starters including two offensive linemen, and had lost four of their past five games. It’s exactly that kind of heart and determination that we needed to leapfrog both the Bulldogs and the Longhorns!”

 

Added Schiano: “Look out Louisville! You’re next!”

 

After posting a 15-0 first half lead, Tampa Bay watched the Dolphins take a 19-15 lead late in the 3rd quarter. But the Bucs mounted a season saving, nine play drive that culminated in a 1-yard touchdown run by Bobby Rainey to retake the lead for good, ensuring the team’s top-25 berth.

 

“We can’t let this go to our heads,” Schiano said during his post game press conference. “There’s still a lot of season left to play, and I’ve been told by reliable sources that if we can post a second victory sometime before mid-December, we’ve got a good chance to play Tulane in the Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl around Christmas. Go Bucs!”

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    BECAUSE THE BUCCANEERS ARE PLAYING LIKE A COLLEGE TEAM, YOU SEE.

  2. ChefyaBoyLilB

    November 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    All that I could do was bust out laughing when I saw the title of this headline

  3. Ben Roethlisberger

    November 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    @Anonymous:
    Dude, the joke is much less funny if you explain it …

  4. BEN ROETHLISBERGER

    November 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    BECAUSE THE BUCCANEERS ARE PLAYING LIKE A COLLEGE TEAM, YOU SEE.

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