(AP) — Tramaine Brock intercepted Matt Schaub's first pass of the night and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, Schaub threw three interceptions in all before the embattled quarterback got replaced in the fourth, and the San Francisco 49ers pounded the Houston Texans 34-3 on Sunday night.
Colin Kaepernick threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis
And, Frank Gore ran for 81 yards and a score in his second straight impressive prime-time game. The 49ers (3-2) are right back in the NFC West race with Seattle after the Seahawks (4-1) lost at Indianapolis. Each team has beaten the Texans (2-3) and lost to the Colts, and Seattle still must visit San Francisco on Dec. 8.
Anthony Dixon added a 2-yard touchdown run for the NFC champions, while Brock had a second interception and nearly a third.
PRYOR RUNS WILD ON CHARGERS AS RAIDERS WIN LATE NIGHT AFFAIR
(AP)-Terrelle Pryor threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and Charles Woodson tied an NFL record with his 13th defensive touchdown as the Oakland Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers 27-17. Pryor got the Raiders (2-3) off to a fast start in the latest starting West Coast game in NFL history with a 44-yard touchdown pass on Oakland's first play from scrimmage. The Raiders then used four forced turnovers, a goal-line stand, Woodson's 25-yard return of Danny Woodhead's fumble
and two long field goals by Sebastian Janikowski to beat the Chargers (2-3). Philip Rivers had his third 400-yard passing game of the season, throwing for 411 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions.
RODGERS AND THE PACKERS BEAT THE LIONS
Chico's Aaron Rodgers found things a little more difficult this time around against the Detroit Lions. But, in the end Rodgers and the Packers were 22-9 winners at Lambeau. Rodgers was 20-of-34 and threw for 274 yards and a touchdown. The Packers offense struggled early but found their footing in the second half. The Lions had to play without their all-everytthing wide receiver Calvin Johnson who was sidelined by injury.
CAREER MINOR-LEAGUER STEPHEN VOGT IS MOBBED AFTER GAME-WINNING HIT SATURDAY NIGHT
The Oakland A's get ready for Game 3 in Detroit this morning coming off of a dramatic win in Game 2 on Saturday night. Career minor leaguer Stephen Vogt delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 9th giving Oakland a 1-0 win.
The A's and Tigers play Game 3 this morning at 10am.
BUCS ONE WIN AWAY FROM NLCS
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are one victory away from winning a postseason series for the first time since the 1979 World Series.
Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
Alvarez pulled a grounder into right field that scored pinch-runner Josh Harrison from second base.
Russell Martin followed with a sharp RBI single for an insurance run against reliever Kevin Siegrist, who took over after Carlos Martinez faltered. Martinez took the loss.
Mark Melancon (meh-LAN'-sehn) picked up the win despite allowing Carlos Beltran's tying home run in the top of the eighth.
Charlie Morton is set to start for the Pirates in Game 4 Monday afternoon 12:07pm Pacific time against rookie Michael Wacha (WAH'-kah).
DODGERS POUND BRAVES; MOVE A STEP CLOSER TO NLCS
(AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Atlanta 13-6 in the other NL division series game. Juan Uribe (yoo-REE'-bay) and Carl Crawford homered for the Dodgers, who now own a 2-1 series lead. Uribe hit a two-run homer while Crawford's was a three-run shot.
The teams combined for 19 runs and 24 hits in the four-hour, one-minute tussle.
Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) each had three hits and scored three times on a big night at the plate for the Dodgers, who matched a franchise record for runs in a postseason game. Brooklyn beat the New York Yankees 13-8 in Game 2 of the 1956 World Series.
The Dodgers send out 13-game winner Ricky Nolasco Monday night at 6:35pm when they go for the clincher. The Braves go with veteran Freddy Garcia in what is a must-win game for them.
BIG PAPI'S TWO HOMERS SEND BOSOX TO TAMPA WITH 2-0 LEAD
The Boston Red Sox can wrap up their ALDS series against the Rays this afternoon. Boston will send Clay Bucholz to the mound today up 2-0 in their best-of-five series. The Red Sox beat Tampa 7-4 on Saturday behind a big day from David Ortiz. Big Papi not only went yard once........
Game time for Game 3 is 3:07pm Pacific time.
ROADRUNNERS ROLL TO 5-0 WITH 68 POINT EFFORT IN MODESTO
The Butte College Football team exerts their dominance again with a 68-40 trouncing of Modesto this weekend. Butte runs their record to 5-0 and has bye this coming weekend. They will travel to Santa Rosa on October 18th.
CHICO STATE VOLLEYBALL AND SOCCER RECAPS....
The Chico State Volleyball team split a pair of matches on the road. The Cats swept San Francisco State on Friday only to fall to Sonoma State in straight sets on Saturday. The Wildcat women are 7-7 overall and 4-3 in the CCAA.
For the Chico State women's soccer team if they didn't have bad luck, they would have no luck at all. The Cats fell on Friday at home 2-1 in overtime to Cal State San Bernardino. And then lost at San Francisco State on Sunday on the road 1-0. The Wildcats are now 4-5-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the CCAA.
The Chico State men's soccer team had a great weekend. They swept the weekend disposing of San Bernardino 3-0 on Friday and then scoring a 1-0 win over San Francisco State on the road on Sunday. The Wildcat men are 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the CCAA.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
Gridley 36-26 over Anderson
Enterprise 56-48 over Chico
(Izzy Matthews 371 yards rushing 4 TD's for Hornets)