Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/9/12
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers were clinging to a 20-13 lead late in the fourth quarter Sunday against Miami when they called a read-option run, a play quarterback Colin Kaepernick could run in his sleep. Kaepernick, who rushed for 4,112 yards and 59 touchdowns in college for Nevada, faked a handoff on third-and-five to running back Frank Gore, pulled the ball back and hit a huge gap off left tackle. He raced 50 yards for a touchdown with 2:10 left, lifting the 49ers to a surprisingly hard 27-13 victory over the Dolphins at Candlestick Park. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said it was a "great call" by offensive coordinator Greg Roman. "And it was a big third-down conversion. We'd been struggling on third downs. And to get that one to pop and get the touchdown was great. So it was better than having to punt it back to Miami at that point." Kaepernick also passed for 185 yards, completing 18 of 23 passes, nine of those completions going to wide receiver Michael Crabtree for ...
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