49ers fall to Texans in 2015 exhibition opener
Tomsula Era begins
New 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula gets his team ready before their first preseason game against the Houston Texans.
Refined throwing motion
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick looks to bring his refined throwing motion to new heights with big numbers this season.
Texans take early lead
49ers linebacker Nick Moody chases Texans receiver Cecil Shorts III before he runs into the end zone for a 58-yard touchdown thrown from Brian Hoyer to give Houston a 6-0 lead.
Converting for two
Quarterback Brian Hoyer and wideout DeAndre Hopkins celebrate after converting on a 2-point conversion that gave the Texans an 8-0 lead over the 49ers.
49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick went 1-for-3 for 14 yards and exited the game after one series.
49ers second-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert hands off to Jarryd Hayne, the Australian rugby star turned NFL hopeful. Hayne took his first carry 53 yards down the field.
Getting on the board
49ers tight end Garrett Celek celebrates with rookie teammate Blake Bell after he scored a touchdown against the Texans. The San Francisco touchdown made it 7-8, with Houston on top.
49ers take the lead
49ers placekicker Phil Dawson tacks on a 37-yard field goal before the half to give San Francisco a 10-8 lead over Houston.
Houston back on top
Houston third-string quarterback Tom Savage delivers a strike to rookie wideout Jaelen Strong with Marcus Cromartie on the coverage. The touchdown gives the Texans a 15-10 lead over the 49ers.
Thompson takes safety
49ers third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, a rookie out of South Carolina, takes a safety from former San Francisco camp body Kourtnei Brown. The defensive play increased Houston's lead to 17-10.
49ers lose to Texans
The 49ers would go on to lose the Week 1 preseason game 23-10 in Houston.