Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 San Francisco 49ers 6
Sunday 31 August 1997 at Tampa Stadium
SF1:50-1Q Anderson FG30
SF2:57-2Q Anderson FG40
TB0:23-3Q Husted FG40
TB9:23-4Q Moore 1 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
TB6:48-4Q Husted FG34

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.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
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.
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OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT74 Gruber LDE72 Ahanotu
LG60 Pyne NT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry UT99 Sapp
RG64 Diaz RDE91 Upshaw
RT70 Odom WLB55 Brooks
WR84 Thomas MLB56 Nickerson
WR86 Williams SLB59 Porter
TE80 Harris LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS25 Johnson
QB12 Dilfer RCB27 Parker
SUBSTITUTIONS
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
INACTIVE
13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 50 Gooch, 65 Dogins, 87 Davis, 88 Copeland, 90 Maniecki, 97 Jackson