First half: 49ers 21, Chargers 0

August 31, 2012, 3:35 am
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The entire 49ers defense and most of the team's offensive skill players got the night off.Quarterback Alex Smith got the start and played five snaps. He handed off five times and then exited without attempting a pass.And then he handed things off to backup Colin Kaepernick.Those who used their tickets to attend the exhibition finale Thursday night at Candlestick Park witnessed Kaepernick's best performance since he traded in his Nevada uniform for the 49ers' threads.Kaepernick threw his first two touchdown passes in his seven career exhibition games in an impressive first half of action. Kaepernick completed 12 of 18 attempts in the first half for 158 yards.
Demonstrating his extraordinary arm strength, Kaepernick rolled left and threw a dart for a 32-yard touchown pass to Delanie Walker in the first quarter. And in the second quarter, moving to his right, he hit rookie A.J. Jenkins with a 12-yard scoring pass.Running back Anthony Dixon opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run behind a block by fullback Will Tukuafu.The 49ers led 21-0 at the half.Here's the unofficial snap-by-snap breakdown on offense and defense (players are listed by order in which they came into the game at a particular position):Offense
QB: Alex Smith 5, Colin Kaepernick 28.
RB: Kendall Hunter 7, Bruce Miller 2, LaMichael James 17, Anthony Dixon, 9, Will Tukuafu 10, Rock Cartwright 2.
WR: Brett Swain 30, A.J. Jenkins 28, Nathan Palmer 11, Chris Owusu 2.
TE: Vernon Davis 3, Delanie Walker 7, Konrad Reuland 14, Garrett Celek 16.
LT: Joe Staley 11, Mike Person 22.
LG: Mike Iupati 11, Joe Looney 22.
C: Jonathan Goodwin 11, Daniel Kilgore 22.
RG: Alex Boone 11, Leonard Davis 22.
RT: Anthony Davis 11, Kenny Wiggins 22.Defense
The 49ers' second-team defense started and played two series. Here's a list of the defenders who saw action in the first half:
LE: Will Tukuafu, Tony Jerod-Eddie
NT: Ian Williams
RE: Ricky Jean Francois, Tony Jerod-Eddie
LOLB: Ikaika Alama-Francis, Cam Johnson
ILB: Larry Grant, Michael Wilhoite
ILB: Tavares Gooden
ROLB: Eric Bakhtiari, Kenny Rowe
LCB: Chris Culliver, Tramaine Brock
RCB: Perrish Cox, Anthony Mosley
SS: C.J. Spillman, Darcel McBath
FS: Trenton Robinson
Nickel: Perrish Cox, Michael Thomas

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