Mon, Sep 09, 2013
Colin Kaepernick torched the Packers for 412 yards and three TDs.
MOBILE -- So much for shutting down the 49ers' running game, specifically San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
After the 49ers torched Green Bay on the ground with their read-option attack in last season's playoffs -- led by Kaepernick's 181 yards, an NFL record for a QB -- Kaepernick did it with his arm in Sunday's season opening thriller by the Bay, throwing for a career-high 412 yards and three touchdowns in the 49ers' 34-28 win over the Pack.
For his efforts, Kaepernick was named the Senior Bowl alumnus of the week.
The 49ers (1-0) and Kaepernick will travel to rival Seattle (1-0) on Sunday.
COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK
Aaron Murray, deserved or not, had heard the crititcs: he didn't come up big in crucial moments of huge games. Not anymore.
The senior completed 17 of 23 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday as the Bulldogs took down sixth-ranked South Carolina in Athens, GA. The win helped Georgia (1-1) avoid an 0-2 start after it lost to Clemson in the season opener.
Murray, who threw two of his TDs on the run outside of the pocket, beat the Gamecocks for the first time in four tries.
GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Fairhope's David Kirksey rushed for 266 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates' 35-19 victory over Enterprise. The junior running back also caught three passes for 65 yards.