Jacksonville - Former UCF Quarterback Blake Bortles was solid in his preseason debut, throwing for 117 yards and leading a second-half drive for a field goal to help the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-10 on Friday night.
The third overall pick in this year's draft completed 7 of 11 passes, including a 31-yarder down the middle of the field to Mike Brown to set up a 26-yard field goal that gave the Jaguars a 10-3 lead late in the third quarter.
Denard Robinson's 23-yard TD run snapped a 10-10 tie with 6:27 remaining in the game. Jacksonville also scored on Winston Guy Jr.'s 68-yard interception return in the first quarter.
Tampa Bay's first-team offense sputtered in its debut under coach Lovie Smith.
In addition to throwing the interception that was returned for a score, Josh McCown was sacked twice and lost a fumble.
The Bucs first team defense did pitch a shutout against the Jaguars #1 offense. So the team does have something to hang their hat on heading into preseason game #2 against Mimai next Saturday night.