Dave Thurman (8:08 pm)

In a game played in London, England, Troy Smith made his debut as the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, leading them to a 24-16 victory over the Denver Broncos.  The 49ers entered the contest 1-6, but Smith led them to three fourth quarter touchdowns, coming from behind in front of a huge crowd at historic Wembley Stadium. 

Although Smith didn't put up huge numbers he did finish 12-19 for 196 yards with 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions.  He also ran for a score while filling in for usual starter Alex Smith.  Head coach Mike Singletary would not say that Smith had permanently won the job, but considering Alex Smith's woes one would think that Troy will at least get a long look. 

Interestingly Troy is now reunited with receiver Teddy Ginn Jr. who came to San Francisco this season from the Miami Dolphins.  Teddy didn't catch any passes today, although he did have nine yards on a reverse, 89 yards on four kickoff returns, and another 15 on a couple of punt returns.  Hopefully Troy and Teddy can conjure up a little of the magic from their college days in future weeks.

Congratulations to Troy who has waited patiently for another opportunity to start!



10/31/2010 17:40

Glad to see Troy finally get a chance. I think San Fran is going to be a great fit for him. He sure made Buckeye fans proud today!

10/31/2010 18:45

As Chris Carter said, Troy is a winner and a leader. He deserved this chance...and made the most of it.

10/31/2010 19:29

Ya Troy has always been one of my favorite Buckeyes. I know he is a unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, so I'm hoping he continues to perform on this level. I think SF is a great fit for him.

It sure would be nice to have a Buckeye QB grabbing some headlines in the NFL!

10/31/2010 21:58

It was weird to see Troy in a #1 jersey. I had to do a double take.

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