Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

LAC
13
SF
23
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LAC 033713
SF 3200023

Game Information
Location: Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California
Attendance: 63,671

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers targeted C.J. Beathard as the quarterback they wanted in the NFL draft because of his experience as a pocket passer in a pro-style offense at Iowa.

Beathard showed he can do some damage with his legs, too.

Beathard capped an impressive preseason with a surprising 62-yard touchdown run that helped the San Francisco 49ers beat the Los Angeles Chargers 23-13 Thursday night.

"That's exactly how we drew it up," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "I probably yelled for him to get down about seven times on the play, but he kept going. It was awkward to watch, but it was cool to see."

The Niners drafted Beathard in the third round and he justified the move by posting a 107.7 passer rating this preseason. But his most memorable play might have been his run.

Beathard was flushed out of the pocket and began to scramble. He juked safety Dwight Lowery about 17 yards downfield and then outraced the rest of the Chargers to the end zone.

"If I didn't think I could make that guy miss, I probably would have tried to slide," Beathard said. "But I felt like I could make him miss and it worked."

Teammate Joe Staley jokingly offered Beathard an oxygen mask on the sideline, but the quarterback declined.

Beathard's play this preseason has been a bright spot for the 49ers as he has outperformed veteran Matt Barkley and will likely go into the season as the backup to Brian Hoyer, with the potential to possibly develop into a starter down the road.

The Chargers used the final preseason game to get a long look at their third-string quarterback. Cardale Jones got the start with Philip Rivers and backup Kellen Clemens resting. Jones finished 14 for 19 for 134 yards with one interception on a ball that bounced off tight end Sean Culkin's hands. Jones led the team to one field goal in eight first-half drives.

"Still a work in progress, but I think I'm light years away from where I was the first day I got here," Jones said. "I just have to keep getting better and eliminate some mistakes."

INJURY NEWS: The 49ers have acquired offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from Detroit earlier in the day in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. The team made the move because of a knee injury to starting right guard Joshua Garnett. Shanahan said the team will decide Friday whether to place Garnett on season-ending injured reserve or keep him on the roster until Saturday and then place him on IR with the chance of coming back later in the season.

HAPPY RETURNS: Victor Bolden gave the 49ers another dynamic return. He took a punt back 92 yards in the second quarter for his second return touchdown of the preseason. Bolden already had a kickoff return for a touchdown when he took one 104 yards against Denver two weeks ago. San Francisco hasn't had a kick or punt return for a TD in the regular season since Ted Ginn Jr. had one of each in the 2011 opener.

OLD FRIENDS: Beathard got a rude greeting from his former teammate at Iowa, Desmond King. On third down on the second drive of the game, King came in unblocked on a corner blitz and sacked Beathard from the blind side .

"It was my fault I got sacked and when I realized it was Desmond, that made it worse," Beathard said.

WHOOPS: When Chargers linebacker Chris McCain went down with an injury late in the first half, Los Angeles was forced to take a timeout. Referee John Hussey initially announced "Timeout, San Diego," before correcting himself to Los Angeles. The Chargers move to L.A. this offseason.

ROSTER PUSH: Undrafted rookie Austin Ekeler made a strong final case for making the Chargers roster. The former Division II back at Western State in Colorado ran for 50 yards on eight carries and had three catches for 58 yards.

KNEEL DOWN: Niners safety Eric Reid once again kneeled for the national anthem and had about 10 teammates standing around him. Some of those teammates had arms around Reid, who resumed protesting the anthem last week after joining Colin Kaepernick in it a year ago. Reid said he was upset about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

UP NEXT: The Chargers open the season on Sept. 11 in Denver, while the 49ers play their opener the day before at home against Carolina.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chargers 49ers
07:09 Robbie Gould 41 yd FG 0 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chargers 49ers
10:58 Younghoe Koo 27 yd FG 3 3
08:44 C.J. Beathard 62 yd run (Robbie Gould kick) 3 10
07:05 Victor Bolden Jr. 92 yd punt return (missed kick) 3 16
04:51 Tim Hightower 1 yd run (Nick Rose kick) 3 23

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chargers 49ers
05:44 Josh Lambo 38 yd FG 6 23

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Chargers 49ers
04:54 Kyle Coleman 30 yd interception return (Younghoe Koo kick) 13 23

Team Stats
  Los Angeles San Francisco
1st Downs 17 14
Total Yards 304 266
Passing 188 65
Passing Completions/Attempts 21-30 12-19
Yards/Pass 5.9 3.0
Rushing 116 201
Rushing Attempts 27 34
Yards/Rush 4.3 5.9
Turnovers 5 3
Fumbles Lost 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Possession 29:41 30:19

Los Angeles Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Cardale Jones 18 24 158 6.6 0 1
Mike Bercovici 3 6 46 7.7 0 2

San Francisco Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Nick Mullens 7 10 58 5.8 0 1
C.J. Beathard 5 9 31 3.4 0 0

Los Angeles Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Austin Ekeler 8 50 6.2 0 18
Kenjon Barner 8 28 3.5 0 10
Cardale Jones 3 26 8.7 0 10
Artavis Scott 1 13 13.0 0 13
Andre Williams 7 -1 -0.1 0 4

San Francisco Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
C.J. Beathard 3 80 26.7 1 62
Joe Williams 10 53 5.3 0 11
Kapri Bibbs 8 29 3.6 0 9
Nick Mullens 4 22 5.5 0 14
Tim Hightower 8 21 2.6 1 11
Victor Bolden Jr. 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4

Los Angeles Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Austin Ekeler 3 58 19.3 0 32
Jamaal Jones 4 40 10.0 0 23
Kenjon Barner 4 29 7.2 0 13
Sean Culkin 3 21 7.0 0 11
Matt Weiser 1 21 21.0 0 21
Geremy Davis 3 18 6.0 0 8
Mitchell Paige 1 16 16.0 0 16
Andre Williams 1 2 2.0 0 2
Andre Patton 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1

San Francisco Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Tim Patrick 2 21 10.5 0 14
Cole Hikutini 1 20 20.0 0 20
DeAndre Smelter 2 17 8.5 0 9
Logan Paulsen 1 11 11.0 0 11
Victor Bolden Jr. 1 9 9.0 0 9
DeAndre Carter 1 5 5.0 0 5
Tim Hightower 2 4 2.0 0 5
Joe Williams 2 2 1.0 0 7

Los Angeles Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ryan Carrethers 4 0 0 0
Kyle Coleman 3 0 0 0
Nigel Harris 3 1 0 0
Tenny Palepoi 3 0 0 0
Craig Mager 2 0 1 8
Korey Toomer 2 1 1 8
Tre Boston 2 1 0 0
Nick Dzubnar 2 1 0 0
Rayshawn Jenkins 2 0 0 0
Whitney Richardson 2 0 0 0
Brandon Stewart 2 0 0 0
Desmond King 1 0 1 8
Michael Davis 1 0 0 0
Kaleb Eulls 1 1 0 0
Randall Evans 1 0 0 0
Dwight Lowery 1 0 0 0
Chris McCain 1 0 0 0
Dexter McCoil 1 0 0 0
Joshua Perry 1 0 0 0
Adrian Phillips 1 2 0 0
Darius Philon 1 1 0 0
Caraun Reid 1 0 0 0
Isaac Rochell 1 1 0 0
Brad Watson 1 0 0 0
Trevor Williams 1 0 0 0
Da'Ron Brown 0 0 0 0
Sean Culkin 0 0 0 0
Austin Ekeler 0 0 0 0
Matt Weiser 0 0 0 0
Andre Williams 0 0 0 0

San Francisco Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Dekoda Watson 5 0 1 13
Ray-Ray Armstrong 5 0 0 0
Austin Calitro 4 1 0 0
Adrian Colbert 4 0 0 0
Shayne Skov 4 0 0 0
Leger Douzable 3 1 0 0
Asa Jackson 3 1 0 0
Ahkello Witherspoon 3 0 0 0
Pita Taumoepenu 2 1 0.5 1
Brock Coyle 2 2 0 0
Will Davis 2 0 0 0
Chris Jones 2 0 0 0
Aaron Lynch 2 0 0 0
Vinnie Sunseri 2 0 0 0
Quinton Dial 1 0 0 0
Don Jones 1 0 0 0
Keith Reaser 1 0 0 0
Sen'Derrick Marks 0 1 0.5 1
Kendrick Bourne 0 0 0 0
JP Flynn 0 0 0 0
D.J. Jones 0 1 0 0
Nick Mullens 0 0 0 0
Kyle Nelson 0 0 0 0
Noble Nwachukwu 0 1 0 0

Los Angeles Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Kyle Coleman 1 30 1

San Francisco Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Asa Jackson 2 11 0
Will Davis 1 0 0

Los Angeles Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Kenjon Barner 1 23 23.0 0 23

San Francisco Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Joe Williams 1 29 29.0 0 29

Los Angeles Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Kenjon Barner 1 0 0.0 0 0

San Francisco Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Victor Bolden Jr. 1 92 92.0 1 92
Trent Taylor 1 40 40.0 0 40
DeAndre Carter 1 3 3.0 0 3

Los Angeles Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Younghoe Koo 1 1 100.0 27
Josh Lambo 1 1 100.0 38

San Francisco Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Robbie Gould 1 1 100.0 41
Nick Rose 0 1 0.0

Los Angeles Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Drew Kaser 2 107 59
Toby Baker 2 90 49

San Francisco Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Bradley Pinion 5 201 55