Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13  San Francisco 49ers 6 Sunday 31 August 1997 at Houlihan’s Stadium
SCORING SF 1:50-1Q Anderson FG30 SF 2:57-2Q Anderson FG40 TB 0:23-3Q Husted FG40 TB 9:23-4Q Moore 1 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 6:48-4Q Husted FG34
The Bucs defeated 49ers for the first time in 17 years and became the first team to hold them without a touchdown since November 1991. This was also the first game that the Buccaneers played in their new uniforms and is seen by many as the defining turning point in franchise history as the end of the losing mentality in Tampa.  The winning score came at the end of a 52-yard drive led by Mike Alstott’s power running.  Tyrone Legette’s interception of Steve Young late in the 4th quarter sealed the victory.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Alstott 14-69, Dunn 8-37, Dilfer 4-8, Hape 1-1. 49ERS: Hearst 18-84, Kirby 5-19, Floyd 2-6, Young 1-1, Rice 1-(- 10). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 26-14-165-1-1. 49ERS: Brohm 13-10-99-0-0, Druckenmiller 8-4-33-1-0. RECEIVING BUCS: Williams 3-74, Alstott 3-50, Thomas 2-9, Moore 2-6, Dunn 2-4, Harris 1-15, Anthony 1-7. 49ERS: Rice 4-38, Uwaezuoke 2-29, Kirby 2-22, Jones 2-20, Hearst 2-6, Owens 1-12, Floyd 1-5 INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Legette 1-0. 49ERS: Pope 1-7. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Williams 2-49, Dunn 1-26. 49ERS: Owens 2-31, Uwaezuoke 1-25. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Williams 1-8. 49ERS: Uwaezuoke 2-20. SACKS BUCS: Sapp 2.5-21, Upshaw 2-9, Nickerson 1-6, Culpepper 0.5-5, Brooks 0.5-0, Porter 0.5-0. 49ERS: Walker 1-9, Doleman 1-0.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber LDE 72 Ahanotu LG 60 Pyne DT 77 Culpepper C 61 Mayberry DT 99 Sapp RG 64 Diaz RDE 91 Upshaw RT 70 Odom WLB 55 Brooks TE 80 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson WR 84 Thomas SLB 59 Porter WR 86 Williams LCB 21 Abraham QB 12 Dilfer SS 47 Lynch FB 40 Alstott FS 25 Johnson RB 28 Dunn RCB 27 Parker PLAYED 5 Husted, 6 Barnhardt, 19 Hunter, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 26 Rusk, 29 Gant, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 51 Singleton, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 85 Anthony, 94 White DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh, 32 Rhett INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 50 Gooch, 65 Dogins, 87 Davis, 88 Copeland, 90 Maniecki, 97 Jackson
COMMENTARY CREW Kevin Harlan and Jerry Glanville
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Warren Sapp sacks Steve Young and the 49ers QB is forced from the game with a concussion Dave Moore scores the only touchdown of the game on a one-yard pass from Trent Dilfer Joel Glazer’s favourite play - Tyrone Legette’s key interception late in the fourth quarter