The San Francisco 49ers capped off their preseason on a high note Thursday night with a dominant win, 35-3, over the San Diego Chargers. With the win, the 49ers finished the preseason with a record of 3-1.
Although the starters didn't play much, coach John Harbaugh walked away with much to be happy about after the lopsided victory, namely the play of backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The second-year pro out of the University of Nevada finished with 158 yards on 12-for-18 passing with two touchdowns. He also led the 49ers to a 21-0 lead at halftime.
David Fucillo of Niners Nation detailed Kaepernick's performance after Thursday's game.
"The real story for the 49ers last night was on offense. Colin Kaepernick got the show started when he replaced Alex Smith five players into the game. After Alex Smith made five successful handoffs, the Colin Kaepernick show started. He was 12 of 18 for 158 yards and two touchdowns, with one rush for seven yards. The passing yards show plenty, but the highlight of Kaepernick's night might have been his ability to throw on the run. That is not something unexpected, but seeing it work to perfection is so sweet."
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