Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 San Francisco 49ers 41 Sunday 23 October 1994 at Candlestick Park
SCORING SF 6:30-1Q Watters 3 run (Brien kick) SF 14:21-2Q Brien FG23 SF 0:42-2Q McCaffrey 7 pass from Young (Brien kick) SF 8:26-3Q Floyd 1 run (Brien kick) SF 4:16-3Q Brien FG35 SF 2:08-3Q Watters 2 run (Brien kick) TB 9:18-4Q Rhett 1 run (Copeland pass from Erickson) SF 3:42-4Q Logan 1 pass from Grbac (Brien kick) TB 1:24-4Q Dawsey 34 pass from Erickson (Harris pass from Erickson)
The Trent Dilfer era began with his first start, merely away to the 49ers. This one was never in doubt and it was a long afternoon for me sitting at the Clearwater Bucs Bunch watching party that afternoon. At least I won the scoring sweep.   Craig Erickson threw two late scores and actually started the game at wide receiver in one of Sam Wyche's trick formations.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Rhett 9-46, Workman 10-41, McDowell 5-23, Royster 1-0. 49ERS: Watters 14-103, Floyd 8-34, Young 2-31, Loville 6-11, Logan 3-4, Grbac 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Dilfer 23-7-45-1-0, Erickson 7-5-67-0-1, Stryzinski 1-1-21-0-0. 49ERS: Young 26-20-255-0-1, Grbac 3-3-28-0-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Dawsey 4-65, J Harris 3-34, McDowell 3-10, Rhett 2-3, Carter 1-21. 49ERS: Jones 5-76, Watters 4-64, Rice 4-57, McCaffrey 3-34, Taylor 2-26, Singleton 2-7, Carter 1-10, Floyd 1-8, Logan 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: none. 49ERS: Davis 1-8. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Buckley 3-75, Wilson 3-73, Carter 1-0. 49ERS: Carter 1-17. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Hawkins 1-3, Everett 0-0. 49ERS: Carter 1-(-1). SACKS BUCS: Culpepper 1-8, Dotson 1-5. 49ERS: Stubblefield 1-8.
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 74 Gruber DE 90 Ahanotu LG 70 McRae DT 77 Wheeler C 61 Mayberry DT 73 Culpepper RG 62 Beckles DE 75 Curry RT 76 Dill LLB 55 Marts TE 81 Harris MLB 56 Nickerson WR 85 Hawkins RLB 27 Bussey WR 7 Erickson LCB 35 Mayhew FB 33 McDowell RCB 39 DImry RB 46 Workman SS 23 Carter QB 12 Dilfer FS 22 Everett PLAYED 4 Stryzinski, 5 Husted, 21 McGruder, 25 Covington, 28 Buckley, 31 Royster, 32 Rhett, 45 Stargell, 47 Lynch, 53 E Brady, 57 J Brady, 67 Sullivan, 71 Dotson, 79 Love, 80 Dawsey, 83 Moore, 84 C Wilson, 86 Armstrong, 87 Thomas, 88 Copeland, 91 K Wilson, 92 Price, 93 DuBose INACTIVE 11 Weldon, 26 Green, 30 Turner, 43 Harris, 60 Pyne, 78 Irwin, 89 Bishop, 95 Powe
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Ron Pitts