GAMEDAY College Football

Florida Atlantic 38, Charlotte 9

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - N'Kosi Perry set up three touchdowns on as many drives in a breakaway third quarter and Florida Atlantic held Charlotte scoreless for all of the second half for a 38-9 victory.

Perry was a crisp 9 of 11 passing for 225 yards and three TDs. Johnny Ford rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 32 yards and another score.

Charlotte (4-3, 2-1) was seeking its first 5-2 start. FAU (4-3, 2-1) entered the game winless on the road but, strangely, remains undefeated in Charlotte in four games there.

Charlotte led 9-7 at halftime as Chris Reynolds found Grant DuBose at the front of the end zone with a pass from the 1-yard line on the last play of the second quarter. The 49ers twice converted on fourth-and-one during the 17-play drive.

Florida Atlantic opened the second half with a four-play scoring drive when Ford hauled in a screen pass from Perry and took it to the end zone on a 32-yard catch and run.

On FAU's next possession, Perry hooked up with Je'Quan Burton on a 57-yard pass to set up first-and-goal, and Malcolm Davidson carried on a nine-yard touchdown a play later as the Owls extended their lead to 21-9. Perry found Brandon Robinson with a 30-yard touchdown pass near the end of the third to lead 28-9.

Reynolds was 22-for-31 passing for 219 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Charlotte, which was held to 77 yards on the ground.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter FlaAtlChar
Char FG 3:29 Jonathan Cruz 23 yard field goal 0 3
Second Quarter FlaAtlChar
FlaAtl TD 12:32 TJ Chase 8 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari Extra Point) 7 3
Char TD 0:00 Grant DuBose 1 yard TD pass from Chris Reynolds (Jonathan Cruz Kick Failed) 7 9
Third Quarter FlaAtlChar
FlaAtl TD 13:38 Johnny Ford 32 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari Extra Point) 14 9
FlaAtl TD 7:11 Malcolm Davidson 9 yard TD run (Aaron Shahriari Extra Point) 21 9
FlaAtl TD 1:06 Brandon Robinson 30 yard TD pass from N'Kosi Perry (Aaron Shahriari Extra Point) 28 9
Fourth Quarter FlaAtlChar
FlaAtl FG 9:09 Aaron Shahriari 27 yard field goal 31 9
FlaAtl TD 7:14 Johnny Ford 1 yard TD run (Aaron Shahriari Extra Point) 38 9
Team Stats
  Florida Atlantic Charlotte
First downs 16 22
  Rushing 9 4
  Passing 7 14
  Penalty 0 4
3rd Down Efficiency 4-9, 44% 5-17, 29%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 3-5, 60%
Rushes-Yards 40-202 32-77
Passing Yards 225 279
Return Yards 35 89
Completions-Attempts-Int 9-11-0 27-42-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-1 3-16
Punts 2 3
Fumbles Lost 3-1 2-1
Penalties - Yards 6-56 5-40
Florida Atlantic Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
N. Perry 9 11 225 3 0
Charlotte Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Reynolds 22 31 219 1 2
J. Foster 5 11 60 0 0
Florida Atlantic Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ford 8 92 11.5 1
N. Perry 10 26 2.6 0
J. Charles 6 22 3.7 0
L. Wester 1 18 18.0 0
M. Davidson 5 15 3.0 1
J. Posey 1 14 14.0 0
K. Dean Jr. 3 12 4.0 0
L. McCammon III 1 7 7.0 0
W. Wright 1 1 1.0 0
N. Tronti 2 -2 -1.0 0
Charlotte Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Camp 7 38 5.4 0
S. Byrd 9 19 2.1 0
C. McEachern 3 9 3.0 0
C. Reynolds 9 8 0.9 0
G. DuBose 1 5 5.0 0
J. Foster 3 -2 -0.7 0
Florida Atlantic Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Burton 2 78 39.0 0
B. Robinson 2 54 27.0 1
L. Wester 2 51 25.5 0
J. Ford 1 32 32.0 1
T. Chase 1 8 8.0 1
Z. Mitchell-Paden 1 2 2.0 0
Charlotte Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Tucker 6 105 17.5 0
G. DuBose 5 70 14.0 1
S. Byrd 3 24 8.0 0
J. Mack 1 23 23.0 0
T. Thompson 3 16 5.3 0
C. Camp 3 13 4.3 0
C. McEachern 2 12 6.0 0
R. Carriere 1 6 6.0 0
B. Kennon 2 5 2.5 0
E. Spencer 1 5 5.0 0
Florida Atlantic Interceptions
Player Int Yards
A. Ross 1 20
K. Smith 1 0
Charlotte Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Florida Atlantic Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayball 2 93 46.5
Charlotte Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rice 3 129 43.0
Florida Atlantic Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Wester 2 15 7.5
Charlotte Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
V. Tucker 2 8 4.0
Florida Atlantic Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Charlotte Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Byrd 4 81 20.3
Florida Atlantic Missed FG
Player Length
Charlotte Missed FG
Player Length
J. Cruz 44




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