Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28 Minnesota Vikings 14 Sunday 14 September 1997 at the Metrodome
SCORING MIN 1:49-1Q Davis FG25 TB 13:50-2Q Harris 5 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) TB 3:57-2Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick) TB 9:16-3Q Copeland 27 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick) MIN 4:37-3Q Davis FG25 TB 12:29-4Q Dunn 52 run (Husted kick) MIN 0:28-4Q Carter 30 pass from Johnson (Johnson run)
Warrick Dunn’s 101 yards led a 191-yard ground outburst. Mike Alstott scored the most memorable touchdown in Buc history, on a third-effort one-yard TD run in which he bounced off a failed dive over the middle, faked out one Viking defender and bowled backwards over two more for the score. The win was sealed when Dunn took a delayed handoff into the middle, eluded several tacklers and broke it outside for a 52-yard TD run.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Dunn 16-101, Alstott 8-29, Rhett 8-28, Anthony 1-26, Dilfer 4-7. VIKINGS: Smith 10-54, Johnson 2-16, Evans 1-4, Hoard 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 20-15-192-0-2. VIKINGS: Johnson 44-29-334-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Anthony 4-58, Copeland 3-85, Harris 3-13, Thomas 2-26, Alstott 2-9, Dunn 1-1. VIKINGS: Reed 6-131, Carter 6-69, Smith 6-27, Evans 5-53, Walsh 2-29, Hoard 2-8, Palmer 1-10, DeLong 1-7. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. VIKINGS: none. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Dunn 3-63. VIKINGS: Palmer 4-58. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Dunn 3-39, Williams 0-0. VIKINGS: Team 2-14. SACKS BUCS: Ahanotu 1-11, Brooks 1-7, Jackson 0.5-3, Upshaw 0.5-3. VIKINGS: Rudd 1-7.
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 85 Anthony SLB 59 Porter WR 88 Copeland 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, 22 Mincy, 23 Bouie, 26 Rusk, 29 Gant, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 52 Bellisari, 53 Quarles, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 78 Jones, 82 Hape, 83 Moore, 84 Thomas, 86 Williams, 94 White, 97 Jackson DID NOT PLAY 4 Walsh INACTIVES 13 Milanovich, 19 Hunter, 20 Barber, 51 Singleton, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 87 Davis, 90 Maniecki
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Tim Green
GAME HIGHLIGHTS        Click on the boxes below to view the clips Mike Alstott’s famous touchdown run that made the NFL take notice of the Bucs and the A-Train Trent Dilfer and Horace Copeland hooked up on this touchdown pass Warrick Dunn sealed the victory and earned himself another 100-yard rushing day in the process