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Bush's four touchdowns light up Niners defense

Like his father, Reggie Bush was a 49ers fan growing up.

Not Sunday.

With San Francisco in town, Bush's father, LaMar Griffin, attended a game in the Louisiana Superdome for the first time since his son turned pro, wearing Bush's No. 25 Saints jersey. Bush delighted his parents and everyone else wearing black and gold, showing all those electrifying moves he made in high school and college.

"Obviously, I haven't had the flashy runs or the breakthrough game like everybody has been expecting, but at the same time, I'm adjusting to the NFL. I'm learning," Bush said.

San Francisco was within 14-10 early in the third quarter but Smith was done in on two subsequent passes intended for Bryant, both of which were intercepted by Mike McKenzie and led to 10 points for New Orleans.

NOTABLE: Bush tied Joe Horn's team record by scoring all four Saints touchdowns and gained 168 total yards on a day full of reunions. San Francisco's Alex Smith was Bush's high school quarterback in San Diego; their high school coach attended. And Bush said he needed an outlet after watching his college, USC, lose its shot at a national title by falling to rival UCLA on Saturday.

Saints 0 14 10 10 34

49ers 3 0 7 0 10