It was all San Francisco as the 49ers beat the Houston Texans 34-3 in a Sunday Night Football matchup on Oct. 6.
On the first possession of the game, 49ers’ cornerback Tramaine Brock intercepted quarterback Matt Schaub and ran the ball in for a touchdown.
As the Texans approached the red zone on their second possession, penalties prevailed and Houston settled on a 45-yard field goal attempt, which was ultimately missed by kicker Randy Bullock.
When the 49ers’ offense got the ball for the first time, quarterback Colin Kaepernick nailed a 13-yard pass to tight end Vernon Davis and 12-yarder to wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Wide receiver Kyle Williams followed it up with a 13-yard run. On third and nine, Kaepernick passed to Boldin who carried it to the six inch line. Running back Frank Gore burrowed his way into the end zone and Phil Dawson’s kick was good, giving SF a 14-0 lead.
As the game neared the half, Brock intercepted Schaub at the Houston 45. Kaepernick then ran for 14 yards and Gore for 16 yards, giving the 49ers a first and goal inside the five. On second and goal, running back Anthony Dixon strutted in for the touchdown to put SF up 21-0 at halftime.
The 49ers went three and out on their first possession of the second half. Houston converted on a field goal attempt, and the 49ers answered with a field goal of their own.
With time waning in the third, defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie intercepted Schaub. To start the fourth, Kaepernick passed to Davis for a 64-yard touchdown.
On Houston’s next possession, safety Donte Whitner stripped the ball out of Ben Tate’s hands and cornerback Tarell Brown recovered it for nine yards. A personal foul put SF in a first and goal situation. Three missed opportunities later, Dawson nailed the field goal, putting SF up 34-3.
Kaepernick was pulled halfway through the fourth. He ended the night going 6/15 with 113 yards and one touchdown passing and 13 yards rushing. Gore went 81 yards and picked up one touchdown on 17 carries and Davis had 88 yards and one touchdown on three receptions. The 49ers (3-2) host the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 13. Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m.