49ers defeat Chargers in preseason finale at Levi's
49ers-Chargers at Levi's Stadium
The 49ers hosted the Chargers for the 2015 preseason finale. See how it went down at Levi's Stadium.
Wideout Bruce Ellington caught a slant from quarterback Dylan Thompson and sprinted downfield for a 70-yard touchdown to put the 49ers up 6-0. San Francisco went for a two-point conversion and completed it with a Quinton Patton corner grab to go up 8-0. Ellington finished with a team-high three catches for 86 yards.
49ers rookie linebacker Eli Harold knocks the tackle back as Chargers quarterback Kellen Clemons looks to throw.
Thrust into action
49ers running back Kendall Hunter sees action on offense, getting carries and even catching a screen pass from quarterback Dylan Thompson.
Chargers cornerback Richard Crawford picks off Dylan Thompson's pass intended for DeAndrew White and returns it 29 yards for a touchdown, making it 8-6 49ers.
'Hayne Train' rolls on
Jarryd Hayne carried the ball 10 times for 58 yards, averaging a very strong 5.8 yards per carry. The Australian import also flashed in the return game again, returning three punts with a 14.3 yards per return average. Hayne even ran down the field as a gunner on special teams and logged tackles.
Finding the end zone
49ers tight end Busta Anderson, a seventh-round rookie out of South Carolina, goes over the top of a San Diego defender on a corner route to haul in his first touchdown of the preseason. The score gave San Francisco a 14-6 lead.
Cutting down the lead
Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams celebrates with teammates after scoring on a long touchdown reception during the second half, making it 14-12, with the 49ers still on top. San Diego was unsuccessful on its two-point attempt.
After its last score, San Diego would inch no closer. 49ers cornerback Marcus Cromartie clinched the game with an interception with :54 remaining on the clock, giving San Francisco a 14-12 victory to close the 2015 preseason. The 49ers finished the exhibition with a 2-2 record under new head coach Jim Tomsula.