facebook
twitter
search
search

NFL: Tampa Bay 16, Carolina 10

Sept. 9, 2012 at 8:28 PM

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Connor Barth's three field goals Sunday helped carry the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 16-10 win over Carolina in Greg Schiano's first game as head coach.

Josh Freeman completed 16-of-24 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown for the Bucs (1-0), who are looking to rebound from a 4-12 season last year -- a record that led to the firing of former coach Raheem Morris.

Doug Martin led Tampa Bay on the ground with 95 yards on 24 carries.

Carolina (0-1) got 303 passing yards from quarterback Cam Newton, but it wasn't enough to prevent a season-opening loss.

Newton went 23-of-33 with one touchdown and two interceptions. Steve Smith hauled down seven passes for 106 yards.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Bruins get Zac Rinaldo from Flyers for 2017 pick
Cleveland Indians rookie Anderson hurls gem against Tampa Bay Rays
Moreland, Gallo lead Texas Rangers in rout of Baltimore Orioles
Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds hold off Minnesota Twins
Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers rally past Philadelphia Phillies