Seahawks 21, 49ers 20
Aug. 29, 1998
SEATTLE (AP) _ John Friesz, the forgotten man in the Seattle Seahawks' exhibition season, made sure coach Dennis Erickson remembered who he was.
Friesz passed two yards to rookie Bobby Shaw for a touchdown with 25 seconds left as the Seahawks came back to beat the San Francisco 49ers 21-20 Friday night.
Todd Peterson kicked the extra point to give the Seahawks a 4-1 record for the preseason. San Francisco ended up at 2-3.
Friesz, overshadowed by young quarterback Jon Kitna in training camp, drove the Seahawks 89 yards in 10 plays for their winning touchdown. He completed 7 of 9 passes in the march that took 1:29.
Friesz set up the winning TD with a 25-yarder to Ronnie Harris, who was pushed out of bounds at the 2.
Seattle lost to the 49ers 24-21 in Vancouver, British Columbia, three weeks ago.
Wade Richey, a rookie from LSU who was picked up on waivers from the Seahawks this week, kicked two field goals for the 49ers in the second half, but was way short on a 63-yard try as time ran out.
With 1:02 left in the third quarter, Richey booted a 45-yard field goal to put the 49ers in front 17-14. He then kicked a 53-yarder with 5:35 on the clock to give San Francisco a 20-14 lead.
Ironically, Richey was in a Seattle uniform the last time the teams played in Vancouver when John Becksvoort won the game for San Francisco with a 31-yard field goal with two seconds left. The 49ers cut Becksvoort to sign Richey.
With Steve Young on the bench in uniform with a bruised passing hand suffered last week against Miami at 3COM park, Ty Detmer completed 11 of 21 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Jim Druckenmiller started in place of Young.
Richey's first field goal came after the Seahawks tied the score by taking the second half kickoff and driving 80 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown on a 6-yard run by rookie Ahman Green and Green's 2-point conversion run.
Detmer passed for his two touchdowns in the second quarter to give the 49ers a 14-6 lead at halftime.
Detmer had a 12-yard scoring pass to Mark Harris at 6:41 of the second period before moving his team 58 yards in 33 seconds for a touchdown _ on a 15-yard pass to Irv Smith with 22 seconds left in the opening half.
Warren Moon, Seattle's No. 1 quarterback, played the first three series and led the Seahawks to a pair of field goals by Peterson, a 22-yarder in the first quarter and a 38-yarder in the second.
Moon, playing in his second exhibition game after a 25-day holdout in training camp in a contract dispute with the Seahawks, was 7-for-10 for 100 yards.
The 49ers lost two second-team players with injuries. Harris, a second-year wide receiver, suffered a concussion early in the second half after he caught a 17-yard pass from Detmer over the middle on a helmet-to-helmet hit with safety Kerry Joseph. He came out of the game and didn't return.
San Francisco backup offensive tackle Chris Ruhman, a rookie from Texas A&M, had to come out of the game because of a right leg injury.