Raiders put away 49ers in second half, 34-7

Raiders put away 49ers in second half, 34-7

Aug 13, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson (83) catches the ball against San Francisco 49ers cornerback D’Shawn Jamison (22) in the second half at Allegiant Stadium.
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Rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell threw for 141 yards and a touchdown as the host Las Vegas Raiders broke away from a tie just before halftime and blew out the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Sunday

O’Connell played the first three quarters and went 15-of-18 passing. His 9-yard pass to Keelan Cole Sr. with 34 seconds left in the second quarter put Las Vegas ahead 14-7

Running back Sincere McCormick scored two touchdowns in the second half. His 2-yard run expanded the Raiders‘ lead to 24-7 late in the third quarter, and after Daniel Carlson’s second field goal of the game, McCormick caught a 2-yard pass from Chase Garbers to close the scoring

Zamir White led the Raiders with 43 yards rushing and a touchdown on 13 carries. Cole Fotheringham led Las Vegas receivers with 71 yards on five catches

Quarterback Trey Lance played the first half for the 49ers and completed 10 of 15 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. Sam Darnold and Brandon Allen followed, each going 5-of-8 passing. Allen was intercepted once

San Francisco’s lone score came on Lance’s 9-yard toss to Ross Dwelley. It tied the game at 7-7 with 8:29 left in the second quarter

Carlson nailed both of his field-goal attempts, from 53 and 46 yards out

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