Bucs fall to Steelers 28-30

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WFLA) – It’s official – Buccaneers football is back!

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off the 2019 preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field Friday. The game is being broadcast on News Channel 8.

LIVE BLOG:

11:02 p.m.: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TOUCHDOWN

Dare Ogunbowale scored his second touchdown of the game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 28 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 30

10:38 p.m.: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TOUCHDOWN

Tanner Hudson, a tight end, has definitely shown his skills tonight. He has six catches for 71 yards and one touchdown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 22 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 30

10:25 p.m.: PITTSBURGH STEELERS FIELD GOAL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 16 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 30

10:04 p.m.: PITTSBURGH STEELERS TOUCHDOWN

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 16 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 27

9:48 p.m.: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TOUCHDOWN

We saw Dare Ogunbowale, a running back who played in two games last season, dive into the end zone. The Buccaneers could not connect on the two point conversion.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 16 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 20

9:30 p.m.: PITTSBURGH STEELERS TOUCHDOWN

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 10 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 20

9:24 p.m.: INJURY — BRYANT MITCHELL

The rookie wide receiver from Northwestern State was taken off of the field on a cart with an apparent leg injury. We do not know the details or the extent of that injury. Mitchell caught five passes for 32 yards tonight.

HALFTIME: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 10 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 13

8:58 p.m.: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS FIELD GOAL

Matt Gay, a rookie from the University of Utah, hits a 55 yard field goal before halftime. He has been kicking well in practice but could he do in the middle of a game with the elements and with the pressure? He did it and he did it well.

8:50 p.m.: PITTSBURGH STEELERS TOUCHDOWN

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 13

8:41 p.m.: PITTSBURGH STEELERS TOUCHDOWN

The Steelers find the endzone before halftime. James Washington scores it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 10

8:25 p.m.: PITTSBURGH STEELERS FIELD GOAL

The star on defense is currently Noah Spence. He has been putting the pressure on the Steelers quarterback, Josh Dobbs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 3

7:44 p.m.: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TOUCHDOWN

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened the preseason with a drive resulting in a touchdown. The offense seemed to be operating efficiently getting the ball out of the hands of Jameis Winston quickly.

Ronald Jones received the kick and brought the ball close to the 20 yard line.

We saw a mix of run and pass plays involving Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Breshad Perriman, and Chris Godwin. Godwin made it into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. Cairo Santos hits the extra point.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7 | Pittsburgh Steelers – 0

Check back for updates throughout the game. Dan Lucas also put together a guide of what to look for throughout the game.

News Channel 8 is your official Tampa Bay Buccaneers station. Stick with WFLA and WFLA.com for full coverage throughout the preseason and as we head into the regular season.

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