Texas Beat 49ers 17-0 To End Preseason

Lovie Smith wanted Davis Mills to come out of the halftime locker room & play one more series, with the hope that the 2nd-year QB would have some success & end his preseason on a high note.

Mills did just that, throwing a touchdown pass to Chris Moore to help the Texans beat the San Francisco 49ers 17-0 on Thursday night.

“We just wanted to come out and put together a good drive and put up some points,” Mills said. “And that’s what we did.”

Mills’ second-quarter interception hit the hands of Moore in the end zone, but was deflected by Samuel Womack III and picked off by Tarvarius Moore.

San Francisco starting quarterback Trey Lance was 7 for 11 for 49 yards on three scoreless drives. Two of the drives ended in punts and one ended on downs.

Lance was scrambling from the Houston pass rush on many of his plays and was sacked once.

Backup 49ers quarterbacks Nate Sudfeld and Brock Purdy both threw an interception.