Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Storm rallies for 62-55 victory over Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Randy Hippeard's eighth touchdown pass of the game, a 3-yarder to Lamark Brown with five seconds left, gave the Tampa Bay Storm a dramatic 62-55 victory over Baltimore on Sunday afternoon.

With the Storm trailing 55-54 after a Brigade touchdown with 58 seconds left, Brown recovered an expected onside kick at the 15. On third down, Hippeard hit Kendrick Ings, who could have scored easily but smartly fell at the 3-yard line so Tampa Bay could run down the clock. Hippeard took a pair of knees and, after calling timeout with eight seconds left, found Brown on third and goal.

Tampa Bay (3-1) was stopped only once on offense, but the Brigade turned a 14-point halftime deficit into a 48-41 lead thanks to two kickoff recoveries.

The Storm's Joe Hills caught 13 passes for 126 yards and four touchdowns, three in the first half including one with four seconds left for a 34-20 lead. But the Brigade (1-3) started the third quarter with a touchdown and fell on the ensuing kickoff in the end zone, tying it at 34. The teams exchanged touchdowns before another Baltimore recovery set up a 7-yard field and the eventual lead.

With the score tied at 48, Storm linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson created the lone second-half stop with a forced fumble, recovered by Paul Stephens, who in the first half had scored on a 47-yard fumble return (forced by Jordan Miller). Tampa Bay went up 54-48 on a Hills score with 6:10 left but missed the extra point.

Jackson also had a first-half interception, one play after Tampa Bay's only turnover of the night (on downs).

Brown caught 11 passes for 191 yards and three TDs. Hippeard went 31-of-40 for 285 yards.

Tampa Bay sits in second place behind Philadelphia (4-0) and looks to create even more space between the teams underneath it next week. The Storm visits third-place Washington (1-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Storm rallies for 62-55 victory over Baltimore 05/07/17 [Last modified: Sunday, May 7, 2017 5:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs roundtable: Which position is now thinnest?

    Bucs

    Cornerback Brent Grimes has that gruesome "laceration."

    Tackle Demar Dotson has a groin injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (24) is carted off the field after sustaining an injury during training camp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  2. Rays vs. Blue Jays, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Blue Jays

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

  3. Baseball team's eclipse watch during game draws fans from far away

    Outdoors

    KEIZER, Ore. — They came from Hawaii, Rhode Island and Alaska, and as far as the Dominican Republic and Australia.

    Players for the minor-league baseball Salem-Keizer Volcanoes wear special eclipse jerseys Monday.
  4. Florida State sees plenty of upside in Dade City native Jacob Pugh

    College

    TALLAHASSEE — No, Florida State senior Jacob Pugh is not as versatile as teammate Derwin James.

     Florida State Seminoles linebacker Jacob Pugh (16) and Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) celebrate after sacking the Miami quarterback Saturday October 8, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
  5. 247Sports: Berkeley Prep's Nicholas Petit-Frere top OT in nation

    Footballpreps

    Berkeley Prep offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere already is widely considered the best player in Tampa Bay.

    Berkeley Prep rising senior defensive end Nicholas Petit-Frere (78) performs a pad drill during spring football practice at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2017.