Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 San Francisco 49ers 20 Sunday 17 September 1989  at Tampa Stadium
SCORING TB 6:36-1Q Igwebuike FG23 SF 12:37-2Q Cofer FG47 SF 0:09-2Q Cofer FG32 TB 9:12-3Q Igwebuike FG44 TB 5:00-3Q Igwebuike FG37 SF 8:31-4Q Rice 2 pass from Montana (Cofer kick) TB 3:25-4Q Carrier 18 pass from Testaverde (Igwebuike kick) SF 0:40-4Q Montana 4 run (Cofer kick)
When Channel 4 went off the air this night, Mick Luckhurst gave the result as 16-13 Bucs and I went to bed a very happy Buc fan. Next morning I read about Joe Montana's 70-yard drive in 10 plays that emulated his similar heroics in the Super Bowl against Cincinnati.   The Buc defense had two interceptions, four sacks and a fumble recovery, but not enough to stop the Pro Bowl- bound Niner QB on his final four-yard scoring run.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Howard 12-41, Testaverde 5-28, Tate 7-16, Stamps 2-6. 49ERS: Craig 16-36, Montana 9-21, Rice 1-11, Rathman 2-1, Sydney 1-0, Flagler 1-(-6). PASSING BUCS: Testaverde 35-14-146-2-1. 49ERS: Montana 39-25-266-2-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Carrier 5-86, Hall 4-44, Hill 1-7, Tate 1-6, Howard 1-4, Smith 1-3, Stamps 1-(-4). 49ERS: Rice 8-122, Rathman 7-43, Craig 3-30, Jones 3-26, Taylor 2-27, Wilson 1-15, Sydney 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Reynolds 2-7. 49ERS: Lott 2-0. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Elder 3-42. 49ERS: Flagler 2-47. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Futrell 6-42. 49ERS: Taylor 5-55. SACKS BUCS: Murphy 2-10, Moss 1-7, Jarvis 1-5. 49ERS: Brooks 1-14, Haley 1-6.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 79 Davis LG 62 Simmonds DT 95 Jarvis C 60 Grimes DE 94 Goff RG 69 Bruhin LOLB 59 Murphy RT 72 Taylor LILB 99 Marve TE 82 Hall RILB 54 Randle WR 84 Hill ROLB 58 Moss WR 88 Carrier LCB 29 Reynolds FB 43 Howard RCB 22 Jones RB 34 Tate SS 30 Robinson QB 14 Testaverde FS 39 Hamilton PLAYED 1 Igwebuike, 5 Mohr, 20 Harris, 24 Stamps, 32 Wilder, 36 Futrell, 40 Elder, 47 Smith, 51 Thomas, 53 Coleman, 55 Rolling, 56 Anno, 70 Swayne, 73 McHale, 78 Cannon, 83 Peebles, 85 Walker, 86 Harris, 87 Drewrey, 97 Lee, 98 Seals DID NOT PLAY 12 Ferguson, 65 Graham INACTIVE 38 Lawson, 75 Bax
COMMENTARY CREW Dick Stockton and Dan Fouts