Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10  San Francisco 49ers 20 Sunday 30 October 1977    at Candlestick Park
Jeb Blount made his first start at QB for the Bucs and led a slightly-improved offensive performance, the orange n'white actually reaching 250 yards total offense in the game. Perhaps punter Dave Green was a candidate for QB as he hit Danny Reece on a fake punt at one point.   Louis Carter scored the Bucs' third offensive touchdown of the season but the result was decided long before that. It would be another two and a half games before a Buc played crossed the endzone again. The Bucs were 15 point underdogs on the road against the spread.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Bell 15-28, Williams 7-27, DuBose 6-23, Davis 5-15, Carter 2-10, Blount 1-1. 49ERS: Williams 21-94, Jackson 18-85, Harrison 1-15, Ferrell 1-7, Hofer 1-3, Plunkett 1-1. PASSING BUCS: Blount 29-11-145-1-0, Green 1-1-45-0-0, Carter 1-0-0-0-0. 49ERS: Plunkett 20-12-145-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Bell 3-23, Owens 2-43, Nafziger 2-25, Davis 2-17, Reece 1- 45, McKay 1-20, DuBose 1-17. 49ERS: Mitchell 6-61, Washington 3-53, Obradovich 2-16, Harrison 1-15. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Lewis 1-42. 49ERS: Vanderbunt 1-6. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Davis 3-53, Hagins 2-37. 49ERS: Hofer 2-40. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-29, Hagins 1-10. 49ERS: Leonard 2-12. SACKS BUCS: L.Selmon 1-10, Pear 1-3. 49ERS:  Elam 4-40, Hardman 1-4.
SCORING SF 1:34-1Q Jackson 2 run (Wersching kick) SF 12:08-2Q Williams 35 run (Wersching kick) TB 8:02-3Q Leavitt FG29 SF 0:55-3Q Wersching FG31 SF 0:11-3Q Wersching FG43 TB 4:21-4Q Carter 5 run (Leavitt kick)
COMMENTARY CREW Tim Ryan and Roy Jefferson
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 75 Reavis LDE 78 Rudolph LG 62 Winans DT 76 Pear C 51 Ryczek RDE 63 L Selmon RG 68 Medlin LOLB 57 Lewis RT 70 Carlton LILB 61 D Selmon TE 83 Nafziger RILB 54 Wood WR 85 Owens ROLB 56 C Johnson WR 89 McKay LCB 45 White FB 35 DuBose SS 33 Cotney RB 42 Bell FS 34 Brown QB 17 Blount RCB 40 Washington SUBSTITUTIONS 4 Green, 9 Leavitt, 23 Ragsdale, 25 Jordan, 28 Davis, 32 L Carter, 43 Williams, 46 Reece, 52 Harris, 53 Bonness, 59 Lemon, 64 Robinson, 65 R Johnson, 66 B Carter, 73 Hannah, 77 Kollar, 79 Wilson, 80 Novak, 81 Hagins, 87 Mucker DID NOT PLAY 14 Hedberg INACTIVE 18 Dickinson, 19 Huff
VIDEO CLIPS Lee Roy Selmon led the cavalry charge on Jim Plunkett for a first half sack Jeb Blount hooked up with John McKay for a 20-yard gain David Lewis picked off Plunkett to set up Allan Leavitt’s third quarter fieldgoal