Originally written August 12, 2012 on Football Nation:
Battle of South Florida ends with Bucs on top of Fins 20-7 The Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers met Friday night under the moon and lights in Miami for each club's first preseason contest of the 2012 season. The game started off smoothly for the Bucs as they scored on their first two drives with touchdown runs by rookie running back and first-rounder from Boise State, Doug Martin, and veteran running back LeGarrette Blount. Martin was very impressive in his NFL debut with seven carries for twenty 21 yards; he also was not the only Buccaneers' rookie to showcase playmaking ability as LaVonte David of Nebraska was all over the field recording the games lone interception. While the Bucs' offense thrived in the first quarter the Dolphins failed to get anything started with quarterback Matt Moore, who started the game in place of a recovering David Garrard. Moore recorded a dismal perfomance going 7-for-12 for 79 yards and was intercepted by rookie LaVonte Davi...
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