Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Pat White completed 13-of-22 passes for 181 yards
and also ran for 22 yards and a touchdown as the Washington Redskins downed
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-12, in the final preseason game for both teams.
Evan Royster carried the ball 11 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and Dezmon
Brisco caught two passes for 75 yards for the Redskins, who will open the
season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9.
Washington finished the preseason 4-0.
Rookie Mike Glennon was 7-for-16 passing for 63 yards and an interception and
Peyton Hillis rushed for 33 yards on nine carries for the Buccaneers, who will
visit the New York Jets to open the season on Sept. 8.
Tampa Bay finished the preseason 1-3.
Washington marched right down the field on the game's opening possession.
White connected with Briscoe for a 66-yard reception and two plays later
Royster bulled his way into the end zone from one yard out.
Kai Forbath split the uprights from 37 yards out with 1:09 remaining in the
Chris Thompson returned Chas Henry's punt 69 yards for a TD in the closing
seconds of the first quarter to make it 17-0.
Najee Goode picked off White, his former West Virginia teammate, and returned
it 37 yards for a touchdown, but Derek Dimke missed the extra point attempt
and Tampa Bay trailed 17-6 early in the second quarter.
Forbath's 30-yarder with just under 5 1/2 minutes left made it 20-6.
After Glennon was picked off the ensuing possession, White scrambled his way
into the end zone from seven yards out to give the Redskins a commanding 27-6
Dimke's 30-yard field goal on the opening drive of the second half made it
27-9, but Forbath split the uprights from 47 yards out with just over a minute
left in the third to make it a 21-point game.
Rian Lindell's 50-yarder in the fourth accounted for the final difference.
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