Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0  Los Angeles Rams 31 Sunday 6 November 1977    at the Coliseum
Pat Haden threw two second quarter touchdown passes to put this one away and the Rams used a posse of backs to run the ball to success in the second half.  The spread was a massive 21 points to the Rams in their own backyard.   The Bucs fielded an all-USC backfield of Anthony Davis and Ricky Bell on their old college stomping ground of the Coliseum but with a totally opposite result to the one they used to enjoy as Trojans.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: DuBose 7-39, Davis 10-38, Bell 7-10, Williams 3-9, Blount 1- 8, Owens 1-5. RAMS: McCutcheon 23-77, Tyler 11-50, Cappelletti 10-31, Jodat 4- 11, Phillips 3-3, Ferragamo 1-2. PASSING BUCS: Blount 21-8-83-2-0. RAMS: Haden 21-10-123-0-2, Ferragamo 1-1-17-0-0, Walker 1-1- 13-0-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Ragsdale 2-17, DuBose 2-17, Davis 1-29, Owens 1-10, Bell 1-5, Carter 1-5. RAMS: Jackson 3-67, Nelson 2-22, McCutcheon 2-8, Cappelletti 1- 18, Young 1-17, Wallace 1-13, Phillips 1-5, Tyler 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. RAMS: Thomas 1-30, Jim Youngblood 1-25. KICK RETURNS BUCS: A.Davis 2-55. RAMS: Tyler 1-25. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Reece 2-16. RAMS: Waddy 4-(-5). SACKS BUCS: none. RAMS:  Jones 2.5-26.5, Robertson 1-11, Fanning 0.5-2.5.
SCORING LA 6:19-1Q Septien FG31 LA 13:59-2Q Jackson 51 pass from Haden (Septien kick) LA 0:45-2Q McCutcheon 4 pass from Haden (Septien kick) LA 14:08-3Q Jim Youngblood 25 interception return (Septien kick) LA 4:21-4Q Jodat 1 run (Septien kick)
COMMENTARY CREW Bob Costas and Sonny Jorgensen
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, 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 9 Leavitt, 14 Hedberg INACTIVE 18 Dickinson, 19 Huff
VIDEO CLIPS David Lewis forced a fumble on a 4th down run and Dewey Selmon recovered it Anthony Davis had one of the longest plays of the day for the Buccaneer offense Jeb Blount and Jimmy DuBose hooked up for a late 4th quarter completion