Trey Lance’s first half as the 49ers’ starting quarterback didn’t produce any points.
His first series ended with the first interception of his career. It was the first time Lance had been intercepted as a pro, and that equaled the number of times he was intercepted in college (once in 318 throws, and that came in his 17th and final game for North Dakota State). Lance climbed the pocket and thought twice about running – even with 15 yards of open space ahead of him down the spine of the field — before pulling up and targeting (too high) an open Travis Benjamin.
Two other drives ended with the Arizona Cardinals stopping him on fourth-down runs, including a hellacious collision at the goal line before he could get to the right pylon.t
Cam Inman contributed to this report.