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Cameron Brate vs. Rams: Week 3
This was not a game that fans will easily forget. You remember, this is the one that ended with the odd play by Winston and some poor clock management by head coach Dirk Koetter. The Bucs may have fallen to the lowly Rams by the score of 37-32, but the play of Brate should not be lost from this one.
The Rams took this game over late in the first half and held off a comeback by Winston and company. But Brate put up five catches, just 45 yards, but two touchdown receptions. When 40% of your catches on the day are good for scores, that’s as good of a day as any. The first came in the second quarter to extend the Bucs lead to ten points. The second one came as part of the failed comeback with 8:55 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Not only did Brate play well, he was clutch. It was also his first multi-touchdown game in his career. All in all, it wasn’t a bad coming out party for the tight end from Harvard.