Story by Sam Tolosa
SANTA CLARA, Ca. The San Francisco 49ers got the tune up they were looking for in Sunday’s preseason finale, beating the Las Vegas Raiders 34-10 in front of home crowd at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
The 49ers jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back while giving many of their starter some playing time in preparation for the regular season. The Raiders, on the other hand, were shorthanded in the game due to the head coach Jon Gruden electing not to play some of his key players.
Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance combined for 10 for 20 passing for 110 yards and two rushing touchdowns for the 49ers. Garoppolo and Lance shuffled in and out of the game during the first half, with Lance eventually taking over for Garoppolo in the second quarter.
The Raiders cut the lead to 14-3 on the next possession on an 11-paly, 50-yards drive that resulted in a 51-yard field goal from kicker Daniel Carlson. Lance took over at quarterback on the next possession with Garoppolo done for the day, but the Niners were held to a three-and -out and punted the ball to the Raiders.
The Raiders followed with their best drive of the game, a 10-paly, 80 yard possession that finished with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Peterman to tight end Nick Bowens. The point after from Carlson brought the Raiders to within 20-10 with 4:40 remaining in the third quarter.
The team traded three punts following Hasty’s second touchdown, then the 49ers got their running game going again behind Hasty and Gallman later in the fourth quarter. The 49er took possession with 8:36 remaining in the game then milked almost all of it during a 12-play run only drove the ball on down near the goal line with under 30 seconds to play. The Raiders ran out the clock from there to bring the game to a close.
NEXT: The 49ers will be back in action on September 12 when they face the Lions in Detroit in the regular season opener.