Luck outshines Kaepernick as Colts Hammer 49ers, 27-7

Sep 22, 2013 11:37 PM

AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew Luck threw for 164 yards and ran for a 6-yard touchdown while facing college coach Jim Harbaugh for the first time, and the Indianapolis Colts defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 win Sunday.

Trent Richardson scored a 1-yard touchdown on his first carry in his Colts debut after being acquired on Wednesday from the Browns. He was drafted two spots behind top pick Luck at No. 3 last year.

Ahmad Bradshaw added a 1-yard TD run in the final minutes, and Adam Vinatieri kicked a pair of field goals before missing a 51-yarder early in the fourth.

It was Colin Kaepernick's first home loss at Candlestick Park as a starter.

There were few bright spots for Kaepernick as San Francisco struggled to establish a passing game with tight end Vernon Davis sidelined by a hamstring injury.

After the loss, 49ers CEO Jed York said linebacker Aldon Smith will miss Thursday's game at St. Louis and perhaps longer following his arrest Friday for suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.


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