49ers 26, Raiders 21: Game notes
--- QB Alex Smith played the entire first half and finished 8-of-11 for 106 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown pass to TE Delanie Walker that gave the 49ers a 13-0 lead with 35 seconds remaining in the first half. Smith also was the team's leading rusher at halftime and finished with 16 yards on two scrambles. --- Walker also had a 15-yard catch as the 49ers got four receptions of 14 yards or better from their tight ends. Vernon Davis had his first two receptions of the preseason, a 14-yarder and 15-yarder for first downs. --- Veteran Ashley Lelie was the 49ers' leading receiver, working his way open for four receptions for 57 yards, including two catches for 34 yards to spark San Francisco's 10-play drive at the end of the first half that took the 49ers to the Oakland 27-yard line, setting up a 45-yard field goal attempt that Joe Nedney hooked wide right. Nedney had given San Francisco a 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter by making field goals of 45 and 50 yards. Nedney is 3 of 5 from 50 yards or more during his two years with the 49ers. --- Bryan Gilmore added three receptions for 35 yards as 11 different 49ers caught passes. Fourteen different 49ers had receptions in the preseason opener. --- Smith and backup Trent Dilfer both finished with 100-plus quarterback ratings. Smith finished with a 122.2 rating, while Dilfer finished with a 114.6 rating. Dilfer completed seven of 11 passes for 77 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown toss to Lelie to bring San Francisco within 21-20 late in the third quarter. --- Sixth-round draft pick Thomas Clayton led the 49ers in rushing for the second consecutive week with 42 yards on 10 carries, including a one-yard touchdown plunge that gave San Francisco the lead and final winning margin with one minute remaining to play. --- Third-string quarterback Shaun Hill's 23-yard scramble was the longest run of the night for the 49ers. On second-and-10, Hill took off from the Oakland 44 and sped around left end until he ran out of bounds at the Oakland 21. Clayton took it the rest of the way into the end zone on five carries, going 8 yards, 7, no gain and 5 yards before his winning touchdown dive. --- First-round draft pick Patrick Willis had a game-high eight tackles for the 49ers, including seven solo stops. --- Five San Francisco players did not play due to injury: RB Frank Gore (hand), NT Aubrayo Franklin (knee), CB Walt Harris (calf), DE Bryant Young (back) and T Patrick Estes (ankle) were kept out of action. --- NT Isaac Sopoaga replaced Franklin in the starting lineup, RB Michael Robinson and RB Maurice Hicks combined to replace Gore, DE Ronald Fields replaced Young and CB Shawntae Spencer replaced Harris. --- DE Marques Douglas did not play in the game due to personal reasons and was replaced in the starting lineup by third-round draft pick DE Ray McDonald. All three regular starting defensive lineman (DE Young, NT Franklin, DE Douglas) did not play. --- 49ers game captains: G Larry Allen on offense, DE Marques Douglas on defense and PK Joe Nedney on special teams. LB Brandon Moore took Douglas' place as a game captain. --- Offensive coordinator Jim Hostler worked from the booth this week after working from the field in the preseason opener vs. Denver. Coach Nolan wants his coordinator to get a feel for working in the booth and on the field. After evaluating which is best a permanent decision will be made for the start of the regular season.
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