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Raiders cut down 49ers in preseason opener

Aug 9, 2008 - 6:39 AM OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Oakland Raiders opened their preseason on a solid note, thumping the San Francisco 49ers, 18-6, on Friday.

The Raiders broke on top in a big way in the first quarter, as Johnnie Lee Higgins returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown.

The 49ers cut the deficit to 7-3 in the second quarter, but Michael Bush found the end zone from five yards out after halftime and the Raiders made good on the two-point conversion for a 15-3 bulge.

Bush was a Raider fourth-round draft pick in 2007, but he sat out the season because of a broken leg suffered in his final season at Louisville.

The teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter.

JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in 2007, was 2-of-5 for 13 yards. Darren McFadden, the Raiders' top selection this season and fourth overall, had an impressive debut, picking up 48 yards on 12 carries.

Oakland's Louis Rankin, a free agent out of Washington, had eight carries for 91 yards, including a 72-yard run. Overall, Oakland had 248 yards on the ground.

San Francisco split time at quarterback between J.T. O'Sullivan (5-of-8, 71 yards) Shaun Hill (10-of-20, 83) and Alex Smith (5-of-9, 51).








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 3 0 3 6
    OAKLAND 0 7 8 3 18 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, JOHNNIE LEE HIGGINS 53 YD PUNT
    RETURN (AARON ELLING KICK), 11:34.
    OAKLAND 7-0
    SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 22 YD, 14:45. OAKLAND
    7-3
    3RD QUARTER: OAK - TD, MICHAEL BUSH 5

    Aug 9 12:59 AM


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    FG SFO
    RICKY SCHMITT 38 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 6
    OAKLAND 18 8:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers 6, Raiders 18  4th - 8:10Aug 9 12:32 AM


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    FG OAK
    AARON ELLING 23 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 3
    OAKLAND 18 11:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    49ers 3, Raiders 18  4th - 11:38Aug 9 12:19 AM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 3 0 3
    OAKLAND 0 7 8 15 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, JOHNNIE LEE HIGGINS 53 YD PUNT
    RETURN (AARON ELLING KICK), 11:34.
    OAKLAND 7-0
    SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 22 YD, 14:45. OAKLAND
    7-3
    3RD QUARTER: OAK - TD, MICHAEL

    Aug 9 12:12 AM


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    SAN FRANCISCO 3
    OAKLAND 15 6:35 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    SFO BALL ON SFO 33 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    49ers 3, Raiders 15  3rd - 6:35Aug 8 11:58 PM


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    TD OAK
    MICHAEL BUSH 5 YD RUN
    (AARON ELLING KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 3
    OAKLAND 14 6:44 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    49ers 3, Raiders 14  3rd - 6:44Aug 8 11:52 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 3 3
    OAKLAND 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, JOHNNIE LEE HIGGINS 53 YD PUNT
    RETURN (AARON ELLING KICK), 11:34.
    OAKLAND 7-0
    SFO - FG, JOE NEDNEY 22 YD, 14:45. OAKLAND
    7-3

    Aug 8 11:26 PM


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    FG SFO
    JOE NEDNEY 22 YD
    SAN FRANCISCO 3
    OAKLAND 7 0:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers 3, Raiders 7  2nd - 0:15Aug 8 11:24 PM


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    TD OAK
    JOHNNIE LEE HIGGINS 53 YD PUNT RETURN
    (AARON ELLING KICK)
    SAN FRANCISCO 0
    OAKLAND 7 3:26 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    49ers 0, Raiders 7  2nd - 3:26Aug 8 11:12 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0
    OAKLAND 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Aug 8 10:42 PM