1997 Results | Game Coverage

Storm 38, Bobcats 19

Drive Summary

May 10, 1997

With Analysis by Sam Wolfson

Team Drive Started Drive Ended Plays Yards Result
Florida 15:00 1st Quarter 9:29 1st Quarter 8 Plays 27 Yards Turnover on Downs

Sam Sez: Storm defensive pressure gives Luginbill fits.

Tampa Bay 9:29 1st Quarter 4:24 1st Quarter 6 Plays 34 Yards Willis 7 yard TD pass to LaFrance (PAT failed)

Sam Sez: Storm starts with short pasing game, and Willis had plenty of time.

Florida 4:24 1st Quarter 12:20 2nd Quarter 10 Plays 39 Yards 21 yard field goal no good, wide left

Sam Sez: The Storm was lucky that two dropped interceptions did not come back to hurt them.

Tampa Bay 12:20 2nd Quarter 10:20 2nd Quarter 2 Plays 45 Yards Willis 33 yard TD pass to Thomas (2-pt. pass inc.)
Sam Sez: Good rollout by Willis allows him to find Thomas open downfield.

Florida 10:20 2nd Quarter 7:54 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 5 Yards 46 yard field goal no good, wide right

Sam Sez: Incredible penetration by Barley stops Ron Perry for 4 yard loss on 2nd and 1.

Tampa Bay 7:54 2nd Quarter 5:17 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 0 Yards 45 yard field goal no good, wide right

Sam Sez: Storm gets away from conservative offensive game plan and goes deep 3 times. Beldon makes a big play, tackling the dangerous Cleveland Pratt on the return.

Florida 5:17 2nd Quarter 2:32 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 9 Yards Turnover on downs

Sam Sez: Tough Storm defense stops Luginbill on QG sneak on 4th and 1.

Tampa Bay 2:32 2nd Quarter 2:14 2nd Quarter 1 Play 0 Yards Willis pass intercepted by Hadley

Sam Sez: PT should have thought twice about throwing that one.

Florida 2:14 2nd Quarter 0:21 2nd Quarter 6 Plays 45 Yards Luginbill 5 yard TD pass to Hamilton (PAT good)

Sam Sez: Penalties and missed tackles really hurt the Storm on this drive.

Tampa Bay 0:21 2nd Quarter 0:00 2nd Quarter 4 Plays 34 Yards 31 yard field goal good

Sam Sez: Dumb penalty by Terry Beaufort fortunately does not end up hurting Storm.

Tampa Bay 15:00 3rd Quarter 8:34 3rd Quarter 9 Plays 36 Yards 20 yard field goal good

Sam Sez: Big 4th down conversion puts Storm in good field goal range.

Florida 8:34 3rd Quarter 7:31 3rd Quarter 2 Plays 4 Yards Luginbill pass intercepted by Harris

Sam Sez: Johnnie Harris makes yet another great defensive play to grab an underthrown pass.

Tampa Bay 7:31 3rd Quarter 4:55 3rd Quarter 5 Plays 21 Yards 31 yard field goal no good, wide left

Sam Sez: Willis unable to connect after initial pass to Thomas.

Florida 4:55 3rd Quarter 1:01 3rd Quarter 6 Plays 19 Yards Turnover on downs

Sam Sez: Great pass defense by Johnnie Harris holds Florida to a field goal try.

Tampa Bay 1:01 3rd Quarter 12:35 4th Quarter 6 Plays 25 Yards Willis 8 yard TD pass to Thomas(PAT failed)

Sam Sez: An important touchdown to put the Storm up by three scores.

Florida 12:35 4th Quarter 12:16 4th Quarter 0 Plays 53 Yards Pratt 53 yard kickoff return for TD(PAT no good)

Sam Sez: Big play to keep Florida in the game.

Tampa Bay 12:16 4th Quarter 7:25 4th Quarter 6 Plays 45 Yards Willis 14 yard TD pass toThomas(PAT good)

Sam Sez:Thomas comes up big, out reaching 2 Bobcat defenders to give the Storm a three score lead.

Florida 7:25 4th Quarter 6:26 4th Quarter 2 Plays 0 Yards Hughes fumble recovered by Harris

Sam Sez: Another big defensive play by Harris all but ices the game.

Tampa Bay 6:26 4th Quarter 2:23 4th Quarter 5 Plays 14 Yards Jones 1 yard TD run (PAT good)

Sam Sez: A key encroachment penalty by Florida negates a Tampa Bay fumble, sealing the Bobcats' fate.

Florida 2:23 4th Quarter 0:49 4th Quarter 5 Plays 44 Yards Luginbill 20 yard TD pass to Pratt (2 pt. pass inc.)

Sam Sez: Defensive penalties let the Bobcats score a meaningless late TD.

Tampa Bay 0:49 4th Quarter 0:00 4th Quarter 2 Plays 0 Yards END OF GAME

Sam Sez: Storm runs out clock for their first win in the Ice Palace.

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