Sunday, August 14, 2016

Houston downs San Francisco 24-13 in pre-season action

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August 14, 2016) Scoring their first touchdown on a fumble recovery, the Houston Texans added two passing touchdown in the second half to down the San Francisco 49ers by the score of 24-13 on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in their first preseason game of 2016.

Quarterback Tom Savage saw the most action in the game, completing 14-of-24 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Brock Osweiler saw limited action, compete four passes for 27 yards. Akeem Hunt and Stephen Anderson each score touchdowns of 13 and 12 yards respectively in the air on their only catches of the evening. Kenny Hillard carried the ball 12 times for 40 yards, with an 11-yard romp his longest of the game. Lamar Miller rushed four times for 30 yards while Hunt carried the ball seven time for 13 yards.

Defensively, Terrance Mitchell had seven tackles, five of them solos, while Eric Lee was credited with the only sack of the game for the Texans. Shane Lechler punted seven times, averaging 52.6 yards per punt while putting three punts inside the 20-yard line. You can see complete game stats for the Texans by clicking here.

Houston was host the New Orleans Saints in pre-season game two on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT.

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