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Sunday, October 18, 1987 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Minnesota Vikings 10

***HISTORIC MARKER*** The Buccaneers played in front of the lowest attandance ever in Tampa Stadium. Actual attendance 20,850, tickets distributed 35,558, unused tickets (no-shows) 14,708.

The final replacement game featured a Vikings team with none of its regular players, facing a Buccaneers team with only center Dan Turk crossing the picket line.

Buccaneers took a 17–10 lead in the third quarter, after Kevin Walker's 30-yard interception return and Arthur Wells' end-zone fumble recovery.

Tampa Bays' offensive output was limited to two field goals. Jim Zorn had been signed to replace the struggling John Reaves. Zorn also struggled, committing three early turnovers, but got his bearings and wound up 20–36 for 199 yards.

The week was marked by sluggish work during practices. The players, some of whom were facing pressure to return to their regular jobs, were uncertain over whether they would have a game to play in by the time Sunday arrived.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Sunny - 82°F. - Humidity 48% - Wind N.E. 8-10mph Wind Chill 83°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Dick Hantak
    • UMPIRE: Gordon Wells
    • LINE JUDGE: Jack Fette
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Tom Johnson
    • BACK JUDGE: Bruce Maurer
    • FIELD JUDGE: Bob Skelton
    • SIDE JUDGE: Gary Lane
    SCORING
    • VIKINGS: 10:35-1Q Dawson FG34
    • BUCCANEERS: 04:11-1Q Tiffin FG50
    • BUCCANEERS: 13:10-3Q Wells fumble recovery in the endzone (Tiffin kick)
    • VIKINGS: 10:26-3Q Womack 23 pass from Adams (Dawson kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 06:00-3Q Walker 30 interception return (Tiffin kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 08:34-4Q Tiffin FG37
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #87 S. Carter
    • LT: #64 D. Pumphrey
    • LG: #71 J. Huddleston
    • C: #50 D. Turk
    • RG: #62 D. Jordan
    • RT: #68 R. Smith
    • TE: #80 S. Holloway
    • WR: #89 E. Streater
    • QB: #10 J. Zorn
    • FB: #34 A. White
    • RB: #47 H. Ricks
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #90 M. Clark
    • NT: #76 F. Nordgren
    • RE: #67 R. Harris
    • LOLB: #56 Sankar Montoute
    • LILB: #53 F. McCallister
    • RILB: #54 B. Gant
    • ROLB: #51 M. Turpin
    • LC: #27 K. Walker
    • RC: #31 I. Curry
    • SS: #40 M. Quinn
    • FS: #26 P. Tripoli
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 1 Tiffin, 5 Criswell, 22 Clark, 23 King, 24 Land, 29 Paige, 32 Gladman, 59 Pennington, 70 Turner, 81 Shakespeare, 85 Wells, 88 Dixon, 90 Clark, 91 Jacobs, 94 Riggins, 98 Ramey
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 7 Reaves, 11 Hold, 55 Pitcock, 60 O'Connor, 72 Hunt, 73 Johnson, 82 Modesitt
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Gladman 12-29, Ricks 8-23, Wright 5-19, Zorn 4-4.
    • VIKINGS: Womack 4-13, Harrell 5-8, Frye 4-4, Adams 2-2, Wilson 1-3, Scribner 1-(-7).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Zorn 36-20-199-2-0.
    • VIKINGS: Adams 37-20-195-4-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: S.Holloway 8-107, Wright 7-51, Streater 2-15, Gladman 2-8, Dixon 1-18.
    • VIKINGS: Womack 5-46, Brim 4-49, Frye 3-25, Harrell 3-20, Gillespie 2-28, Wilson 2-14, Daugherty 1-13.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Walker 2-30, Tripoli 1-0, Montoute 1-0.
    • VIKINGS: Smith 1-24, Louallen 1-16.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Curry 2-38, Walker 1-0.
    • VIKINGS: Bess 2-42, Womack 2-24, Harrell 1-4.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Curry 3-32.
    • VIKINGS: Bess 3-18.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Turner 3.5-20, Turpin 2-12, Nordgren 1-7, Montoute 0.5-4.
    • VIKINGS: Mays 1-6.

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