1972-Week 1 Chargers@49ers

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Week 1
Sunday, September 17, 1972

~ 1st Quarter ~

SD – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Here’s the kick off from Dennis Partee … … … kicked deep … into the endzone … and San Francisco will play it … about 7 yards into their endzone …

SF – 14:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Larry Schreiber is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … San Francisco will scrimmage from their 20.

SF – 14:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – We have 14:47 left in the 1st Quarter … John Brodie takes the snap … hands it to Jimmy Thomas … he runs right … darts inside … HE’S GOT THE 1ST DOWN AND MORE … now he’s hit and dropped … a gain of 16 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 36.

SF – 13:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … slow-developing play … he somehow squeezes through the San Diego line … into open space … and now he’s dropped to the turf … give him 28 yards on the play … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 36.

SF – 13:32 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 1st and 25 from the San Francisco 49 yard line.

SF – 13:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie takes a quick glance towards the San Francisco sideline … now John Brodie takes the snap … he’s hit but gets the throw off … … Gene Washington can’t get it … as he’s sandwiched between two defenders … and it’s incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 25 from the San Francisco 49 yard line.

SF – 13:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie … throws to Dick Witcher … and it’s incomplete … John Brodie and Dick Witcher weren’t on the same page … Dick Witcher went one way and the throw went another way … … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 25 from their own 49.

SF – 12:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 25 and San Francisco is 0 for 0 on third down … John Brodie … play-action-pass … throws to Gene Washington … and it’s knocked out of his grasp by the Chargers defender … … the 49ers now face a 4th and 25 from the San Francisco 49.

SF – 12:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 12:32 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Lenny Dunlap fields it at the San Diego 29 … no, he’s not going to play it … he peels off and lets it bounce … … and it dies right where it lands … no roll … … and the 49ers will down the football at the San Diego 29 yard line.

SD – 12:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – From the shotgun … San Diego has picked up 0 yards on the ground thus far … and they’ll try to add to that total here as John Hadl gives it to Mike Garrett … he takes it up the middle … and he’s tackled at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 29 yard line.

SD – 11:32 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are playing the run … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … runs it up the middle … nothing there but 49ers … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -3 yards … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 26.

SD – 11:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and San Diego is 0 for 0 on third down … John Hadl fakes the hand-off … rolling out to his left … … throws to Jerry LeVias … and it’s incomplete … … the Chargers now face a 4th and 13 from the San Diego 26.

SD – 11:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SF – 10:57 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bruce Taylor fields it at the San Francisco 16 … and returns the punt 4 yards … to the San Francisco 20 yard line.

SF – 10:42 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie’s throw is deflected at the line … Ted Kwalick spears it at the San Francisco 21 … gets to the outside … and he’s brought down at the San Francisco 33 yard line … a gain of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 33.

SF – 10:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – We have 10:42 left in the 1st Quarter … John Brodie takes the snap … hands it to Jimmy Thomas … he runs right … darts inside … HE’S GOT THE 1ST DOWN AND MORE … now he’s hit and dropped … a gain of 29 yards on the play … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 38.

SF – 09:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Illegal Block). It’s now 1st and 20 from the San Diego 48 yard line.

SF – 09:29 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … lugging the pigskin … past the line of scrimmage … pivots inside … and now he’s tackled after a decent gain of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 14 from the San Diego 42.

SF – 08:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco is setup in the shotgun … John Brodie throws … deflected at the line … high in the air … Doug Cunningham spears it … and he’s sent head over heels at the San Diego 37 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 5 yards … it’s now 3rd and 9 from the San Diego 37.

SF – 08:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie’s pass for Larry Schreiber … IT’S INTERCEPTED … the Chargers have the football about -1 yards into their endzone …

SD – 08:44 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Joe Beauchamp won’t try to return it … as he stays in the endzone … San Diego will scrimmage the football at their own 20 … first down and ten yards to go.

SD – 08:29 – ( 0 – 0 ) – We’ve got 08:44 left in the 1st Quarter … John Hadl takes the snap and drops back … double-clutches … and fires it over the middle … Mike Garrett reaching out … … and it’s swatted away at the last second … incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 20 yard line.

SD – 08:14 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … John Hadl … looking … looking … … now he throws to David Williams … and it’s incomplete … David Williams was well defended … and had little chance of coming up with that throw … … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 20.

SD – 07:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Chargers are 0 for 1 on third down … John Hadl … throws to Chuck Dicus … and it’s incomplete … … San Francisco with great coverage on that play … … the Chargers now face a 4th and 10 from the San Diego 20.

SD – 07:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SF – 07:44 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bruce Taylor … calls for the fair catch … and San Francisco will start 1st and 10 from their own 39 yard line.

SF – 07:14 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are set in Pistol Formation … John Brodie hands it to Larry Schreiber … he’s protecting the football … hits the line … REPULSED !!! … stopped cold by the Chargers for no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Francisco 39 yard line.

SF – 06:44 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco in Pistol Formation with 79 yards on the ground so far … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … he’s protecting the football … he slips and is brought down … that will be a loss of -8 yards … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 18 from their own 31.

SF – 06:14 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 18 and the 49ers are 0 for 2 on third down … AND THE DAM BREAKS … John Brodie just gets it off … caught by Gene Washington … and he’s immediately smothered at the San Francisco 38 yard line … just 7 yards on the play … the 49ers now face a 4th and 11 from the San Francisco 38.

SF – 06:14 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 05:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Lenny Dunlap fields it at the San Diego 17 … and returns the punt 18 yards … to the San Diego 35 yard line.

SD – 05:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). That places the football back to the San Diego 20 yard line.

SD – 05:29 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl is in Pistol Formation … he hooks up with David Williams at the San Diego 28 … and he’s driven to the turf at the San Diego 33 yard line … a gain of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 33.

SD – 05:14 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl … throws to David Williams … and it’s incomplete … … just out of David Williams’s reach … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 33 yard line.

SD – 04:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl … checks down and throws short … … Jerry LeVias is well defended and can’t come up with it … it’s incomplete … … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 33.

SD – 04:29 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers are 0 for 2 on third down … John Hadl takes the snap … he will carry it … breaks through the line … cuts left … now right … left again … and now he blows a tire and skids to the turf … a gain of 28 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 39.

SD – 03:59 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego is set in Pistol Formation … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Lee White … he’s looking for a gap in the line … but there’s nothing there … and he’s brought down … that will be a loss of -2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 12 from the San Francisco 41.

SD – 03:39 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl … throws to Mike Garrett … and it’s incomplete … … John Hadl felt the 49ers pressure coming from the outside … and just unloaded it … … it’s now 3rd and 12 from the San Francisco 41.

SD – 03:39 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl’s pass for Gary Garrison … is PICKED OFF !!! … the 49ers have the ball at the San Francisco 34 yard line …

SF – 03:24 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Ed Beard returns the interception 9 yards … to the San Francisco 43 yard line.

SF – 03:09 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st down and San Francisco’s line comes set … they’ve got 25 yards in passing … but they’re not passing now … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … running behind left of center … and now he’s tripped up … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Francisco 43 yard line.

SF – 02:39 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 03:09 left in the 1st Quarter … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … he darts through the line … brakes to avoid a hit … caught and pulled down … a gain of 6 yards on the play … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 4 from their own 49.

SF – 02:09 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 02:39 left in the 1st Quarter … the 49ers are 0 for 3 on third down … John Brodie takes the snap … hands it to Jimmy Thomas … draw play … right up the middle … he’s tripped and dives straight ahead … a pickup of 3 yards … the 49ers now face a 4th and 1 from the San Diego 48.

SF – 02:09 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 01:54 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Lenny Dunlap … calls for the fair catch … and San Diego will start 1st and 10 from their own 9 yard line.

SD – 01:24 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers are in the shotgun … they’ve run the ball 4 times and they’re running here … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Lee White … he has an opening … AND THAT CLOSED FAST … he’s tackled after gaining 4 yards … it’s 2nd and 6 from the San Diego 13 yard line.

SD – 00:54 – ( 0 – 0 ) – 49ers shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 27 yards on the ground so far … San Diego is set in the shotgun … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Lee White … runs up the middle … he’s trapped behind the line of scrimmage … tries to reverse direction … and he’s snowed under … that will be a loss of -1 yard … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 7 from their own 12.

SD – 00:39 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 7 and the Chargers are 1 for 4 on third down … John Hadl … checks down and throws short … … David Williams is well defended and can’t come up with it … it’s incomplete … … the Chargers now face a 4th and 7 from the San Diego 12.

SD – 00:39 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … … and just got the punt away … … …

SF – 00:24 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bruce Taylor fields it at the San Diego 40 … no, he’s not going to play it … he peels off and lets it bounce … … and it dies right where it lands … no roll … … and the Chargers will down the football at the San Diego 40 yard line.

SF – 00:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie … double-clutches … AND DAVE COSTA … WITH HIS BIG PAWS JUST WRAPPED HIM UP … and that’s a loss of 7 yards … that is San Diego’s 1st sack of the game … that loss sets up a 2nd and 17 from the San Diego 47.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

SF – 14:25 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco in Pistol Formation with 80 yards on the ground so far … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … he rams ahead … looking for a lane … and brought down by the Chargers … a 1 yard gain … it’s now 3rd and 16 from the San Diego 46.

SF – 14:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 16 and San Francisco is 0 for 4 on third down … John Brodie … throws to Gene Washington … and he can’t pull it in … Gene Washington had a defender draped all over him … … the 49ers now face a 4th and 16 from the San Diego 46.

SF – 14:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 13:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Lenny Dunlap fields it at the San Diego 21 … no, he’s not going to play it … he peels off and lets it bounce … … and it dies right where it lands … no roll … … and the 49ers will down the football at the San Diego 21 yard line.

SD – 13:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl … throws to Chuck Dicus … and it’s incomplete … … John Hadl felt the 49ers pressure coming from the outside … and just unloaded it … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 21 yard line.

SD – 13:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … John Hadl … looking … looking … … now he’s wrapped up … OH, HE GOT THE THROW OFF … … Mike Garrett makes a diving stab … and can’t get it … it’s incomplete … … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 21.

SD – 13:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Chargers are 1 for 5 on third down … John Hadl … throws to Gary Garrison … and it’s incomplete … … good defensive play by the 49ers defender to break up the pass … … the Chargers now face a 4th and 10 from the San Diego 21.

SD – 13:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SF – 12:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bruce Taylor fields it at the San Francisco 47 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the San Francisco 47 yard line.

SF – 12:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers are showing blitz … John Brodie is in the shotgun … he bobbles the snap … but gets it to Jimmy Thomas … he tries the right side … AND HE’S BURIED FOR NO GAIN … he’s fortunate he even made it back to the line of scrimmage … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Francisco 47 yard line.

SF – 11:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers have put the ball in the air 8 times and they’re passing here … John Brodie throws right … Dick Witcher has it at the 50 … threads his way through traffic … and is downed at the San Diego 39 yard line … a gain of 14 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 39.

SF – 11:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 11:50 left in the 2nd Quarter … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … he falls in the backfield … gets to his feet … zig-zagging through the line … and pulled down … a good job of getting something out of nothing … a gain of 5 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the San Diego 34.

SF – 10:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … he sidesteps a hit … and now he’s dragged down … that’s a gain of 2 yards … it’s now 3rd and 3 from the San Diego 32.

SF – 10:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego looking confused with the 49ers set up … the 49ers are 0 for 5 on third down … John Brodie takes the snap … hands it to Jimmy Thomas … knifes his way through the line … left side … now he’s tripped up and dropped after a pickup of 8 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 24.

SF – 09:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers … slow in getting set … now they’re ready … John Brodie hands it off to Larry Schreiber … bulldozes his way forward … and he’s hit and stopped dead in his tracks … no gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 24.

SF – 09:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are in the shotgun … John Brodie swings it to the right side … hauled in by Gene Washington … and he’s stood up at the San Diego 23 yard line … a small pickup of 1 yard … it’s now 3rd and 9 from the San Diego 23.

SF – 08:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the 49ers are 1 for 6 on third down … San Diego in deep coverage … John Brodie throws behind the line … caught by Jimmy Thomas … fighting his way forward … and he gets to the San Diego 19 yard line … that’s a short pickup of 4 yards … the 49ers now face a 4th and 5 from the San Diego 19.

SF – 08:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – From the 19 … the football will be spotted at the San Diego 26 yard line and the 49ers are looking at a 26 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Bruce Gossett with the kick … … pulled to the left … … AND NO GOOD !! … … the 49ers waste a glorious opportunity to take the lead … the score remains … San Diego 0 … and San Francisco 0 … the Chargers will now scrimmage at their 20.

SD – 08:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … going off-tackle right side … past the line of scrimmage … slows to avoid a hit … and is tackled from behind … a pickup of 11 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 31.

SD – 07:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl in shotgun … takes the snap and hands it off to Mike Garrett … searching the left side … nothing there but a mass of bodies … and the 49ers clearly won that trench battle … as Mike Garrett is held to no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 31 yard line.

SD – 07:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … there’s 07:35 left in the 2nd Quarter … John Hadl takes a step back … quick throw to Mike Garrett … and he’s downed on the spot … at the San Diego 35 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 4 yards … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 6 from their own 35.

SD – 07:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl’s pass for David Williams … is INTERCEPTED … the 49ers have the ball at the San Diego 44 yard line …

SF – 06:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Skip Vanderbundt returns the interception 17 yards … to the San Diego 27 yard line.

SF – 06:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie’s pass for Gene Washington … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Chargers have the ball at the San Diego 27 yard line …

SD – 06:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Ron East returns the interception 0 yards … to the San Diego 27 yard line.

SD – 06:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … glides through the line … spins off a hit … darts left … and finally hauled down … a big gain of 16 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 43.

SD – 05:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are playing the run … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … runs it up the middle … nothing there but 49ers … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -7 yards … it’s 2nd and 17 from the San Diego 36 yard line.

SD – 05:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Hadl … looking for an open man … and Cedrick Hardman just came out of nowhere and drilled him … and that’s a loss of 1 yard … that is San Francisco’s 1st sack of the game … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 18 from their own 35 after that sack.

SD – 04:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 18 and San Diego is 1 for 7 on third down … John Hadl … has time … now his blocking disintegrates … throwing deep downfield … … … … … … … and … … just out of the reach of Gary Garrison … incomplete … as he couldn’t get to it … … the Chargers now face a 4th and 18 from the San Diego 35.

SD – 04:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SF – 04:25 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bruce Taylor fields it at the San Francisco 33 … and returns the punt -2 yards … to the San Francisco 31 yard line.

SF – 03:55 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers have given up 96 yards on the ground thus far … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … good move at the line … stutter-step … and now he lunges forward … and is brought down … a pickup of 11 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 42.

SF – 03:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – 1st and 10 … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … he lowers his shoulder as he drives into the line … and he’s pulled down … that’s a pickup of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the San Francisco 45 yard line.

SF – 03:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Roughing the Passer) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the 49ers. It’s now 1st and 10 from the San Diego 40 yard line.

SF – 02:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … John Brodie lobs it to Gene Washington … he’s racked to the turf at the San Diego 38 yard line … a pickup of 2 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the San Diego 38.

SF – 02:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie … looking left … and throwing right … Jimmy Thomas hauls it in … chased from behind … … and dragged down at the San Diego 26 yard line … a pickup of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 26.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

SF – 01:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The 49ers are in the shotgun … they’ve run the ball 17 times and they’re running here … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … he has an opening … AND THAT CLOSED FAST … he’s tackled after gaining 5 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the San Diego 21.

SF – 01:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Brodie’s pass for Gene Washington … IT’S INTERCEPTED … the Chargers have the football about -5 yards into their endzone …

SF – 01:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Ray Jones returns the interception 22 yards … and the ball is fumbled at the San Diego 17 yard line … Ted Kwalick recovers the fumble for San Francisco … and returns it zero yards to the 17 yard line.

SF – 01:04 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chargers have given up 115 yards on the ground thus far … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … good move at the line … stutter-step … and now he lunges forward … and is brought down … a pickup of 7 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 3 from the San Diego 10.

01:04 – TIME-OUT – The San Francisco 49ers call their 1st Time-Out.

SF – 00:51 – ( 0 – 6 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … now he hands it to Jimmy Thomas … he’s running right … hits the corner and cuts inside … down the sideline … AND INTO THE END ZONE !!! … a 10-yard touchdown.

SF – 00:51 – ( 0 – 7 ) – … and Bruce Gossett’s point after is good !!

SF – 00:51 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Bruce Gossett with the kick off … … … and the Chargers will field it … at the San Diego 6 …

SD – 00:36 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Lenny Dunlap returns the kick off 23 yards … to the San Diego 29 yard line.

SD – 00:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Diego is in the shotgun … they have 46 yards on the ground so far … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Lee White … running off-tackle … right side … past the line of scrimmage … AND HE’S DECKED … a gain of 3 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 7 from the San Diego 32 yard line.

Time has run out … that’s the end of the 1st Half … both teams head to their locker rooms … with the score … the San Francisco 49ers 7 … and the San Diego Chargers 0.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Chargers kicked off to begin the game … now the 49ers will kick off to begin the second half …

SF – 15:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Bruce Gossett with the kick off … … … and the Chargers will field it … at the San Diego 11 …

SD – 14:45 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Ray Jones returns the kick off 22 yards … to the San Diego 33 yard line.

SD – 14:15 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Hadl from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Lee White … knifing his way through the line … gets through … but is quickly forced to the turf after a gain of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the San Diego 36 yard line.

SD – 13:45 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he runs left … darts inside … and meets a tractor coming the other way … Health Safety Rule 1 – be cognizant of where those tractors are at all times … a gain of 2 yards on the play … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 38.

SD – 13:30 – ( 0 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Chargers are 1 for 8 on third down … John Hadl slings a short throw to Gary Garrison … he bobbles it … but hangs on … now he’s dropped at the San Diego 45 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 7 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 45.

SD – 13:15 – ( 0 – 7 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … John Hadl sends a man in motion … takes the snap … throws to Chuck Dicus … and it’s incomplete … … trying to force it between three defenders … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 45 yard line.

SD – 12:45 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Francisco is looking run … it’s 2nd and 10 … the Chargers set up in Pistol Formation … John Hadl takes the snap … he tries the left side … AND HE’S HAMMERED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -1 yard … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 11 from their own 44.

SD – 12:15 – ( 0 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 11 and the Chargers are 2 for 9 on third down … The Chargers have put the ball in the air 18 times and they’re passing here … John Hadl … from the shotgun … lobs it over the middle … hauled in by Pete Norman at the San Francisco 48 … darts to his left … and is tackled at the San Francisco 48 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … the Chargers now face a 4th and 3 from the San Francisco 48.

SD – 12:15 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SF – 12:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Bruce Taylor … calls for the fair catch … and San Francisco will start 1st and 10 from their own 9 yard line.

SF – 11:30 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Francisco comes out in Pistol Formation … 1st and 10 … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … he has a hole … avoids a hit … and now he’s brought to the turf … that’s a gain of 9 yards … it’s 2nd and 1 from the San Francisco 18 yard line.

SF – 11:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … from the shotgun … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … he carries it … and hit behind the line by three Chargers … and stopped dead in his tracks … that will be a loss of -1 yard … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 2 from their own 17.

SF – 10:30 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Francisco with 140 yards on the ground so far … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Jimmy Thomas … he’s met at the line … but keeps chugging forward until he’s brought down … a gain of 4 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 21.

SF – 10:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – We’ve got … 10:30 left in the 3rd Quarter … John Brodie from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Doug Cunningham … he takes it up the middle … hit immediately … stays on his feet … and is drilled again and knocked to the turf … that will be a loss of -5 yards … it’s 2nd and 15 from the San Francisco 16 yard line.

SF – 09:30 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … from the shotgun … a short pass to Doug Cunningham at the San Francisco 24 … and Doug Cunningham bulls ahead until stopped at the San Francisco 33 yard line … a pickup of 17 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 33.

SF – 09:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Diego has given up 75 yards in passing so far … John Brodie connects with Gene Washington at the San Francisco 41 … little room to maneuver … and he’s dropped at the San Francisco 46 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 46.

SF – 08:30 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Brodie takes his drop from center … looking … AND HE’S SMOKED BY LEE ROY CAFFEY … and that’s a loss of 3 yards … that is San Diego’s 2nd sack of the game … that sack by Lee Roy Caffey makes it … 2nd and 13 from the San Francisco 43 yard line.

SF – 07:50 – ( 0 – 7 ) – San Diego has given up 88 yards in passing so far … John Brodie … rolls out and throws a quick strike to Ken Willard at the San Diego 49 … not much room … and he’s hauled down at the San Diego 48 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … it’s now 3rd and 4 from the San Diego 48.

SF – 07:35 – ( 0 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 4 and the 49ers are 2 for 8 on third down … John Brodie stumbles but keeps his footing … throws to Gene Washington at the San Diego 45 … he sidesteps a hit … dangles along the sideline … and is brought down in bounds at the San Diego 40 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 40.

SF – 07:05 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Brodie hands it to Doug Cunningham … from T Formation … and he’s wrestled to the ground … the Chargers seemed to be keying on Doug Cunningham on that play … no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 40.

SF – 06:50 – ( 0 – 13 ) – John Brodie … can’t find an open man … … he’s got room to run … … but stays in the pocket … … now he throws … … and Ken Willard reels it in at the 20 … cuts against the grain … … it’s a 40-yard touchdown.

SF – 06:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – … and Bruce Gossett’s point after is good !!

SF – 06:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Bruce Gossett with the kick off … … this one will be taken about a yard into the San Diego endzone …

SF – 06:32 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Lenny Dunlap returns the kick-off 71 yards … and the football pops loose at the San Francisco 30 yard line … John Fuller recovers the fumble for San Francisco … and returns it zero yards to the 30 yard line.

SF – 06:02 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Brodie is in the shotgun … looking left … now right … takes the snap … quick pitch back to Ken Willard … head down and legs pumping … as he leans behind his center … and now the line collapses … as the Chargers pile on … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Francisco 30 yard line.

SF – 05:22 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Ken Willard … trying to get to the corner … but he’s hit and sent reeling … behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -3 yards … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 27.

SF – 04:52 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the 49ers are 3 for 9 on third down … John Brodie throws short … Gene Washington with the catch … and immediately tripped up at the San Francisco 29 yard line … that’s a short gain of 2 yards … the 49ers now face a 4th and 11 from the San Francisco 29.

SF – 04:52 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 04:37 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Lenny Dunlap … calls for the fair catch … and San Diego will start 1st and 10 from their own 31 yard line.

SD – 04:07 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Hadl … has time … … now the pocket collapses … he’s going to run … … and now he’s dumped … … he scrambled for 8 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 2 from the San Diego 39 yard line.

SD – 03:37 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he runs off-tackle … hit … hit again … and the 49ers bring him down … a 1 yard gain … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 1 from their own 40.

SD – 03:07 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 1 … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he heads to the left side … now caught and driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -4 yards … the Chargers now face a 4th and 5 from the San Diego 36.

SD – 03:07 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 02:52 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Bruce Taylor returns the punt -3 yards … and the football pops loose at the San Francisco 13 yard line … Doug Wilkerson recovers the fumble for San Diego … and returns it zero yards to the 13 yard line.

SD – 02:52 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Hadl’s pass for Mike Garrett … is PICKED OFF !!! … the 49ers have the ball at the San Francisco 11 yard line …

SF – 02:37 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Earl Edwards returns the interception 0 yards … to the San Francisco 11 yard line.

SF – 01:57 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco with a man in motion … there’s 02:37 left in the 3rd Quarter … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … scoots through the Chargers line untouched … putting it into another gear … and now his legs are cut out from underneath him … a pickup of 25 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 36.

SF – 01:27 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … nothing to the left … so he bounces to the right … and now he’s spun to the turf … a gain of 8 yards … it’s 2nd and 2 from the San Francisco 44 yard line.

SF – 01:12 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The 49ers have run the ball 29 times and they’re running here … John Brodie gives it to … Doug Cunningham he slams into the line … and he’s HAMMERED BACK !!! … no gain on the play … as the Chargers wouldn’t give them an inch … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 2 from their own 44.

SF – 00:42 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco with 169 yards on the ground so far … John Brodie takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Schreiber … feeling his way as he moves forward … sidesteps a hit … and now he’s caught and flung out of bounds … that’s a pickup of 4 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Francisco 48.

SF – 00:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Four wide outs … John Brodie … takes the snap and takes a two-step drop … now he gives it to John Isenbarger … bad exchange … but he holds onto it … hits the San Diego line … and he’s brought down for no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Francisco 48 yard line.

~ 4th Quarter ~

SF – 14:45 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Steve Spurrier … on a bootleg to the right … pressure all around him … throws it into the flat … it’s off Ted Kwalick and ricochets high in the air … … and lands aimlessly between two San Diego defenders … … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 48.

SF – 14:30 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco 14 … San Diego 0 here in the 4th Quarter … Steve Spurrier takes the snap … backs into the pocket … throws to Gene Washington … and it’s incomplete … … Gene Washington collided with a Chargers defensive back … and couldn’t hold on … … the 49ers now face a 4th and 10 from the San Francisco 48.

SF – 14:30 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 14:15 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Lenny Dunlap fields it at the San Diego 26 … and returns the punt 5 yards … to the San Diego 31 yard line.

SD – 13:45 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he’s going left … nothing there … now shifting to the right side … and tripped up behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -3 yards … it’s 2nd and 13 from the San Diego 28 yard line.

SD – 13:30 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 2nd and 13 … John Hadl … throws to Chuck Dicus … AND SAN FRANCISCO PICKS IT OFF !!! … NO … HE DROPPED IT !!! … and the Chargers coaching staff gasp a sigh of relief … … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 28.

SD – 13:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the Chargers are 2 for 11 on third down … San Diego is in Wildcat Formation … John Hadl … heads toward the sideline … now lobs it to David Williams … and he’s crunched at the San Diego 34 yard line … a pickup of 6 yards on the play … the Chargers now face a 4th and 7 from the San Diego 34.

SD – 13:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Diego is set in punt formation … … Dennis Partee takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SF – 12:45 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Fuller fields it at the San Francisco 33 … and returns the punt 15 yards … to the San Francisco 48 yard line.

SF – 12:15 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Steve Spurrier slowly settles behind his center … barks out the signals … takes the snap … and pitches it back to Larry Schreiber … trying to get to the corner … BUT THERE IS NO CORNER … and the 49ers drill him to the turf … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Francisco 48 yard line.

SF – 12:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Steve Spurrier with a hard count … trying to draw San Diego offside … … now he drops back and throws to Dick Witcher … and it’s incomplete … … San Francisco is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 48.

SF – 11:40 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the 49ers are 4 for 12 on third down … Steve Spurrier … looking … looking … … now he’s wrapped up … OH, HE GOT THE THROW OFF … … Gene Washington makes a diving stab … and can’t get it … it’s incomplete … … the 49ers now face a 4th and 10 from the San Francisco 48.

SF – 11:40 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco is set in punt formation … … Jim McCann takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

SD – 11:25 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Lenny Dunlap fields it at the San Diego 7 … no, he’s not going to play it … he peels off and lets it bounce … … and it bounces and rolls backward … towards the 49ers … and the 49ers will down the football at the San Diego 16 yard line.

SD – 11:10 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Hadl is flushed out of the pocket … he tucks it in … and takes off … … OH, HIT HARD AND BROUGHT DOWN !! … … John Hadl scrambles for 5 yards … and he’s slow in getting to his feet … it’s 2nd and 5 from the San Diego 21 yard line.

SD – 11:10 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The 49ers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Personal Foul). It’s now 1st and 10 from the San Diego 36 yard line.

SD – 10:55 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Chargers are in the shotgun … John Hadl … play-action-pass … throws to Mike Garrett … and it’s knocked out of his grasp by the 49ers defender … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 36 yard line.

SD – 10:25 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Diego is in shotgun … John Hadl takes the snap and drops straight back … throws it downfield … Pete Norman makes the catch … tries to dangle out of a tackle … but he’s pulled down at the San Diego 44 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 2 from their own 44.

SD – 09:55 – ( 0 – 14 ) – 3rd and 2 … John Hadl takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he lowers his shoulder as he hits the line … and he’s brought down … that’s a pickup of 4 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 48.

SD – 09:40 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Hadl leans in under center … takes the snap and drops back … now he throws to Gary Garrison … and it’s incomplete … … Gary Garrison was tied up on the play … good pass defence by the 49ers … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 48 yard line.

SD – 09:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Wayne Clark … getting flushed out of the pocket … and he’s sacked by Bill Belk … and that’s a loss of 12 yards … that is San Francisco’s 2nd sack of the game … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 22 from their own 36 after that sack.

SD – 09:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Wayne Clark’s pass for David Williams … is INTERCEPTED … the 49ers have the ball at the San Diego 36 yard line …

SF – 08:45 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Earl Edwards returns the interception 4 yards … to the San Diego 32 yard line.

SF – 08:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Steve Spurrier … barking out signals … from the shotgun … now he takes the snap … hands it to Doug Cunningham … and he’s bulldozed right at the exchange … it’s amazing that he made it back to the line of scrimmage … no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 32.

SF – 07:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Chargers are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Holding) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the 49ers. It’s now 1st and 10 from the San Diego 27 yard line.

SF – 07:20 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … there’s 07:50 left in the 4th Quarter … Steve Spurrier starts to run … now he dumps it to Gene Washington … Chargers draped all over him … and he’s downed at the San Diego 23 yard line … not much there … a short gain of 4 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 6 from the San Diego 23.

SF – 06:40 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The 49ers … slow in getting set … now they’re ready … Steve Spurrier in the shotgun … hands it off to Doug Cunningham … chugging straight ahead … and he’s drilled … it’s amazing how quickly the Chargers got into the San Francisco backfield … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and 6 from the San Diego 23.

SF – 06:00 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 6 and the 49ers are 4 for 13 on third down … Steve Spurrier is all wrapped up … and he just flings it out of the pocket … caught by Ken Willard at the San Diego 20 … he’s a forward-moving wrecking ball … and he’s finally tackled at the San Diego 13 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards on a desperation pass … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the San Diego 13.

SF – 05:30 – ( 0 – 14 ) – San Francisco in Pistol Formation with 173 yards on the ground so far … Steve Spurrier takes the snap … and gives it to Doug Cunningham … he rams ahead … looking for a lane … and brought down by the Chargers … a 1 yard gain … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the San Diego 12.

SF – 04:45 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Steve Spurrier takes the snap … and gives it to Doug Cunningham … running behind the right guard … held up by the San Diego defensive line … and now hauled down from behind … a 1 yard gain … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the San Diego 11.

SF – 04:30 – ( 0 – 20 ) – Steve Spurrier … rolling to the right … he’s got a clear path to the end zone … but he lobs it to Dick Witcher … and he makes the easy grab … … it’s a 11-yard touchdown.

SF – 04:30 – ( 0 – 21 ) – … and Bruce Gossett’s point after is good !!

SF – 04:30 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Here’s Bruce Gossett with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Chargers will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

SD – 04:30 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Wayne Clark’s pass for Jerry LeVias … is INTERCEPTED … the 49ers have the ball at the San Diego 32 yard line …

SF – 04:15 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Ed Beard returns the interception 18 yards … to the San Diego 14 yard line.

SF – 03:55 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Steve Spurrier … throws to Doug Cunningham … and it’s incomplete … Steve Spurrier and Doug Cunningham weren’t on the same page … Doug Cunningham went one way and the throw went another way … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 14.

SF – 03:25 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Steve Spurrier takes the snap … and gives it to Doug Cunningham … lugging the pigskin … past the line of scrimmage … pivots inside … and now he’s tackled after a decent gain of 10 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the San Diego 4.

SF – 02:55 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Steve Spurrier takes the snap … from the shotgun … and gives it to John Isenbarger … he carries it … and hit behind the line by three Chargers … and stopped dead in his tracks … that will be a loss of -2 yards … it’s now 2nd and goal from the San Diego 6.

SF – 02:35 – ( 0 – 21 ) – The 49ers are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 2nd and 21 from the San Diego 21 yard line.

SF – 02:00 – ( 0 – 21 ) – The 49ers break the huddle and come out in I Formation … Steve Spurrier hands it off to Ken Willard … he tries to leap over the center of the line … MET HEAD-ON AND DRIVEN BACK … THE CHARGERS WERE UP TO THE CHALLENGE ON THAT PLAY … NO GAIN … it’s now 3rd and goal from the San Diego 21.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

SF – 01:30 – ( 0 – 21 ) – It’s 3rd and 21 and the 49ers are 6 for 15 on third down … Steve Spurrier rolling to his right … now he throws all the way across field to Gene Washington at the San Diego 18 … he’s got room … and he’s tripped up at the San Diego 13 yard line … a pickup of 8 yards … it’s now 4th and goal from the San Diego 13.

SF – 01:15 – ( 0 – 24 ) – From the 13 … the football will be spotted at the San Diego 20 yard line and the 49ers are looking at a 20 yard field goal attempt … … … and Bruce Gossett’s field goal from 20 yards … IS UP … UP … … AND GOOD !!! … and that will extend the 49ers lead … it’s now 24-0 for San Francisco.

SF – 01:15 – ( 0 – 24 ) – Here’s Bruce Gossett with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Chargers will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

SD – 00:30 – ( 0 – 24 ) – The 49ers are showing tight coverage … and now they back off … Wayne Clark takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he tries the right side … AND HE’S TRIPPED UP … NO GAIN … it’s 2nd and 10 from the San Diego 20 yard line.

SD – 00:00 – ( 0 – 24 ) – The Chargers are in the shotgun … they’ve run the ball 21 times and they’re running here … Wayne Clark takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Garrett … he has an opening … AND THAT CLOSED FAST … he’s tackled after gaining 5 yards … San Diego is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 25.

Game Over – Final Score: San Diego Chargers 0 at San Francisco 49ers 24

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