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1968 San Francisco 49ers

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL Coastal Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: 2.5, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (21.6/g), 6th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (22.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -7 points (-0.5/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-7.2.

Coach: Dick Nolan (7-6-1)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 Training Camp: UC-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)

Team Info

Co-Owner Jane Morabito
Co-Owner Josephine Morabito
President/General Manager Louis Spadia
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 303 4709 887 5.3 37 14 21 260 239 417 2925 24 23 6.6 141 443 1784 11 4.0 98
Team Defense 310 4020 896 4.5 31 11 15 250 201 416 2244 19 20 5.0 124 445 1776 12 4.0 111
Lg Rank Offense 6 3 10 7 2 3 2 4 12 4 10 9 10 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 7 11 13 11 13 7 8 8 4 11 8 8 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Baltimore Colts 10 27 15 272 189 83 3 22 346 185 161 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 St. Louis Cardinals 35 17 22 395 263 132 3 13 228 123 105 4
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 28 13 24 374 185 189 1 14 227 156 71 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 24 12 158 96 62 1 19 275 154 121 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 Baltimore Colts 14 42 28 392 236 156 4 18 278 182 96 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-3 @ New York Giants 26 10 22 393 179 214 1 19 272 116 156 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-3 @ Detroit Lions 14 7 16 332 216 116 2 10 219 141 78 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 4-4 Cleveland Browns 21 33 21 311 241 70 5 22 362 138 224 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-5 @ Chicago Bears 19 27 11 255 199 56 4 26 449 234 215 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore T 4-5-1 Los Angeles Rams 20 20 18 338 171 167 4 22 399 270 129 3
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 5-5-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 45 28 18 399 269 130 1 22 351 280 71 5
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-5-1 Green Bay Packers 27 20 17 352 292 60 1 17 217 44 173 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-6-1 Minnesota Vikings 20 30 15 280 179 101 3 15 247 122 125 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 7-6-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 14 12 21 458 210 248 4 11 150 99 51 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 John Brodie 33 QB 14 14 7-6-1 234 404 57.9% 3020 22 5.4 21 5.2 65 7.5 6.2 12.9 215.7 78.0 1 2
10 George Mira 26 13 0 4 11 36.4% 44 1 9.1 1 9.1 43 4.0 1.7 11.0 3.4 41.5
85 Clifton McNeil*+ 28 FL 14 14 1 2 50.0% 43 1 50.0 1 50.0 43 21.5 9.0 43.0 3.1 95.8
Team Total 26.6 14 7-6-1 239 417 57.3% 3107 24 5.8 23 5.5 65 7.5 6.1 13.0 221.9 77.1 1 2
Opp Total 14 201 416 48.3% 2548 19 4.6 20 4.8 6.1 4.88 12.7 182.0 63.1 35 304 5.0 3.8 7.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
40 Ken Willard* 25 FB 14 14 227 967 7 69 4.3 69.1 16.2 36 232 6.4 0 20 2.6 16.6 1199 7 4
22 Gary Lewis 26 HB 14 14 141 573 1 22 4.1 40.9 10.1 27 244 9.0 3 33 1.9 17.4 817 4 3
45 Bill Tucker 25 14 0 30 135 3 18 4.5 9.6 2.1 15 197 13.1 4 43 1.1 14.1 332 7 2
12 John Brodie 33 QB 14 14 18 71 0 15 3.9 5.1 1.3 71 0 4
33 Clem Daniels 31 9 0 12 37 0 11 3.1 4.1 1.3 2 23 11.5 0 16 0.2 2.6 60 0 0
42 Doug Cunningham 23 10 0 6 7 0 5 1.2 0.7 0.6 2 25 12.5 0 16 0.2 2.5 32 0 2
44 John David Crow 33 TE 14 14 4 4 0 3 1.0 0.3 0.3 31 531 17.1 5 54 2.2 37.9 535 5 0
49 Dwight Lee 23 2 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.5 1.0 1 0 0
85 Clifton McNeil*+ 28 FL 14 14 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 71 994 14.0 7 65 5.1 71.0 993 7 1
10 George Mira 26 13 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 1
11 Steve Spurrier 23 P 14 0 1 -15 0 -15 -15.0 -1.1 0.1 -15 0 1
88 Dick Witcher 24 SE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 531 13.6 1 59 2.8 37.9 531 1 1
89 Bob Windsor 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 146 18.3 2 62 0.6 10.4 146 2 0
26 Kay McFarland 30 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 140 28.0 1 65 0.6 15.6 140 1 0
83 Sonny Randle 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 44 14.7 1 29 1.0 14.7 44 1 0
Team Total 26.6 14 443 1784 11 69 4.0 127.4 31.6 239 3107 13.0 24 65 17.1 221.9 4891 35 26
Opp Total 14 445 1776 12 4.0 126.9 31.8 201 2244 11.2 19 14.4 160.3 4020 31 22

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
39 Kermit Alexander* 27 KR/PR/RCB 14 14 24 87 0 26 3.6 20 360 0 35 18.0 447
42 Doug Cunningham 23 10 0 14 286 0 38 20.4 318
30 Johnny Fuller 22 RS 14 10 12 33 0 9 2.8 1 23 0 23 23.0 56
33 Clem Daniels 31 9 0 10 206 0 29 20.6 266
45 Bill Tucker 25 14 0 5 103 0 30 20.6 435
54 Harold Hays 29 14 0 2 21 0 13 10.5 21
49 Dwight Lee 23 2 0 2 43 0 22 21.5 44
57 Frank Nunley 23 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
79 Cas Banaszek 23 RT 14 14 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
53 Tommy Hart 24 5 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
84 Dave Olerich 24 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
69 Woody Peoples 25 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 36 120 0 26 3.3 60 1064 0 38 17.7 6075
Opp Total 14 31 238 0 7.7 56 1163 1 20.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
11 Steve Spurrier 23 P 14 0 68 2651 54 0 39.0
36 Tommy Davis 34 K 9 0 5 5 1 5 4 5 16 9 56.3%% 26 26 100.0%%
14 Dennis Patera 23 k 5 0 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 8 2 25.0%% 13 10 76.9%%
Team Total 26.6 14 6 6 4 1 7 4 6 1 24 11 45.8%% 39 36 92.3%% 68 2651 54 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 32 22 68.8%% 35 34 97.1%% 68 2781 40.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
39 Kermit Alexander* 27 KR/PR/RCB 14 14 9 155 1 66 0 0 4 1 0 0
12 John Brodie 33 QB 14 14 0 4 3 0 0
30 Johnny Fuller 22 RS 14 10 2 3 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 0
27 Al Randolph 24 LS 14 14 4 60 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Doug Cunningham 23 10 0 0 2 2 0 0
22 Gary Lewis 26 HB 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
40 Ken Willard* 25 FB 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
50 Ed Beard 29 MLB 14 14 2 93 0 69 0
72 Bill Belk 22 de 10 4 1 6 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Roland Lakes 29 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
74 Clark Miller 30 RDE 10 10 0 0 2 33 0
10 George Mira 26 13 0 0 1 1 -7 0
11 Steve Spurrier 23 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
45 Bill Tucker 25 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
88 Dick Witcher 24 SE 14 14 0 1 1 12 1
79 Cas Banaszek 23 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
55 Matt Hazeltine 35 RLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
80 Stan Hindman 24 LDE 14 14 1 25 1 25 0
37 Jimmy Johnson 30 LCB 13 13 1 25 0 25 0
70 Charlie Krueger 31 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 22 0
85 Clifton McNeil*+ 28 FL 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
57 Frank Nunley 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Bob Windsor 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 John Woitt 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 20 367 3 69 0 0 26 23 60 1
Opp Total 14 27 22 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
36 Tommy Davis 34 K 9 0 26 9 53
85 Clifton McNeil*+ 28 FL 14 14 7 7 42
45 Bill Tucker 25 14 0 3 4 7 42
40 Ken Willard* 25 FB 14 14 7 7 42
44 John David Crow 33 TE 14 14 5 5 30
22 Gary Lewis 26 HB 14 14 1 3 4 24
14 Dennis Patera 23 k 5 0 10 2 16
89 Bob Windsor 26 14 0 2 2 12
88 Dick Witcher 24 SE 14 14 1 1 2 12
39 Kermit Alexander* 27 KR/PR/RCB 14 14 1 1 6
72 Bill Belk 22 de 10 4 1 1 6
80 Stan Hindman 24 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
26 Kay McFarland 30 9 0 1 1 6
83 Sonny Randle 32 3 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 14 11 24 1 3 39 36 11 303
Opp Total 14 12 19 1 1 1 34 22 310

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ BAL L, 10-27 1 25 interception Stan Hindman 25 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
2 1968-09-22 STL W, 35-17 1 29 pass Sonny Randle 29 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1968-09-22 STL W, 35-17 2 50 pass John David Crow 50 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1968-09-22 STL W, 35-17 3 11 pass Clifton McNeil 11 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1968-09-22 STL W, 35-17 4 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1968-09-22 STL W, 35-17 4 43 pass Kay McFarland 43 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1968-09-29 ATL W, 28-13 1 9 pass Clifton McNeil 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1968-09-29 ATL W, 28-13 2 18 pass Gary Lewis 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1968-09-29 ATL W, 28-13 3 23 pass John David Crow 23 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
10 1968-09-29 ATL W, 28-13 4 1 rush Bill Tucker 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
11 1968-10-06 @ RAM L, 10-24 2 6 pass Clifton McNeil 6 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
12 1968-10-13 BAL L, 14-42 2 59 pass Dick Witcher 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
13 1968-10-13 BAL L, 14-42 4 1 rush Bill Tucker 1 yard rush (Dennis Patera kick)
14 1968-10-20 @ NYG W, 26-10 2 33 pass Bill Tucker 33 yard pass from John Brodie
15 1968-10-20 @ NYG W, 26-10 2 18 pass John David Crow 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
16 1968-10-20 @ NYG W, 26-10 3 3 rush Ken Willard 3 yard rush (Dennis Patera kick)
17 1968-10-27 @ DET W, 14-7 1 65 pass Clifton McNeil 65 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
18 1968-10-27 @ DET W, 14-7 4 12 fumble Dick Witcher 12 yard fumble return (Dennis Patera kick)
19 1968-11-03 CLE L, 21-33 1 4 pass John David Crow 4 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
20 1968-11-03 CLE L, 21-33 2 9 pass Clifton McNeil 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
21 1968-11-03 CLE L, 21-33 4 5 pass Bob Windsor 5 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
22 1968-11-10 @ CHI L, 19-27 2 1 rush Gary Lewis 1 yard rush
23 1968-11-10 @ CHI L, 19-27 3 18 pass Bob Windsor 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
24 1968-11-10 @ CHI L, 19-27 3 28 pass Clifton McNeil 28 yard pass from John Brodie
25 1968-11-17 RAM T, 20-20 1 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
26 1968-11-17 RAM T, 20-20 4 5 rush Bill Tucker 5 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
27 1968-11-24 @ PIT W, 45-28 1 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
28 1968-11-24 @ PIT W, 45-28 1 3 rush Ken Willard 3 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
29 1968-11-24 @ PIT W, 45-28 2 54 pass John David Crow 54 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
30 1968-11-24 @ PIT W, 45-28 2 16 pass Gary Lewis 16 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
31 1968-11-24 @ PIT W, 45-28 2 66 interception Kermit Alexander 66 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
32 1968-11-24 @ PIT W, 45-28 4 6 interception Bill Belk 6 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
33 1968-12-01 GNB W, 27-20 2 15 pass Clifton McNeil 15 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
34 1968-12-01 GNB W, 27-20 4 19 pass Bill Tucker 19 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
35 1968-12-01 GNB W, 27-20 4 59 pass Bill Tucker 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
36 1968-12-08 MIN L, 20-30 4 43 pass Bill Tucker 43 yard pass from Clifton McNeil (Tommy Davis kick)
37 1968-12-08 MIN L, 20-30 4 13 pass Gary Lewis 13 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
38 1968-12-15 @ ATL W, 14-12 1 69 rush Ken Willard 69 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
39 1968-12-15 @ ATL W, 14-12 2 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ BAL W, 27-10 1 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
2 1968-09-15 @ BAL W, 27-10 2 8 pass Tom Mitchell 8 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
3 1968-09-15 @ BAL W, 27-10 3 16 pass Jimmy Orr 16 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
4 1968-09-22 STL L, 17-35 1 16 pass Roy Shivers 16 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1968-09-22 STL L, 17-35 4 17 fumble Don Brumm 17 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1968-09-29 ATL L, 13-28 2 6 pass Bob Long 6 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Bob Etter kick)
7 1968-10-06 @ RAM W, 24-10 1 41 pass Bernie Casey 41 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
8 1968-10-06 @ RAM W, 24-10 2 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1968-10-06 @ RAM W, 24-10 3 1 rush Henry Dyer 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1968-10-13 BAL W, 42-14 1 96 kickoff Preston Pearson 96 yard kickoff return (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1968-10-13 BAL W, 42-14 2 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1968-10-13 BAL W, 42-14 2 15 pass Jerry Hill 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1968-10-13 BAL W, 42-14 4 33 pass John Mackey 33 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
14 1968-10-13 BAL W, 42-14 4 6 pass John Mackey 6 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
15 1968-10-13 BAL W, 42-14 4 2 rush Timmy Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1968-10-20 @ NYG L, 10-26 4 9 pass Joe Morrison 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1968-10-27 @ DET L, 7-14 3 94 field goal Lem Barney 94 yard field goal return (Jerry DePoyster kick)
18 1968-11-03 CLE W, 33-21 2 32 pass Milt Morin 32 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1968-11-03 CLE W, 33-21 3 2 rush Leroy Kelly 2 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1968-11-03 CLE W, 33-21 4 15 pass Milt Morin 15 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1968-11-10 @ CHI W, 27-19 1 7 rush Virgil Carter 7 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
22 1968-11-10 @ CHI W, 27-19 2 1 rush Virgil Carter 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
23 1968-11-10 @ CHI W, 27-19 2 18 pass Bob Wallace 18 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Mac Percival kick)
24 1968-11-17 RAM T, 20-20 1 6 pass Billy Truax 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
25 1968-11-17 RAM T, 20-20 4 10 pass Billy Truax 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
26 1968-11-24 @ PIT L, 28-45 1 10 pass Roy Jefferson 10 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
27 1968-11-24 @ PIT L, 28-45 2 20 pass Rich Kotite 20 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
28 1968-11-24 @ PIT L, 28-45 4 4 pass Rich Kotite 4 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
29 1968-11-24 @ PIT L, 28-45 4 5 pass Roy Jefferson 5 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
30 1968-12-01 GNB L, 20-27 1 1 rush Jim Grabowski 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
31 1968-12-01 GNB L, 20-27 3 1 rush Jim Grabowski 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
32 1968-12-08 MIN W, 30-20 1 8 pass Bill Brown 8 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
33 1968-12-08 MIN W, 30-20 2 2 rush Joe Kapp 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
34 1968-12-08 MIN W, 30-20 3 5 rush Joe Kapp 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
35 1968-12-15 @ ATL L, 12-14 1 73 interception Jimmy Burson 73 yard interception return