Martin, Bucs race past Raiders 42-32

Martin, Bucs race past Raiders 42-32
November 4, 2012, 7:43 pm
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater (80) catches a 25-yard touchdown reception past Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback E.J. Biggers (31) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Rookie Doug Martin rushed for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns and Ahmad Black intercepted a Carson Palmer pass after Oakland had cut an 18-point deficit to three late in the fourth quarter and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held on to beat the Raiders 42-32 on Sunday.

Martin, who was born in Oakland, had a memorable homecoming for the Bucs (4-4) by scoring on runs of 1, 45, 67 and 70 yards in the second half as he gashed what had been an improved run defense for the Raiders (3-5).

Martin, the 31st pick in April out of Boise State, became the first back since at least 1940 to score on three TD runs of at least 45 yards in one game, according to STATS LLC.