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Charlotte 56, Rice 23

Associated Press

HOUSTON - Chris Reynolds matched a career best with five touchdown passes and Charlotte, after firing its previous head coach six days ago, cruised to a 56-23 victory over Rice to snap a four-game losing streak.

Will Healy, who led Charlotte to its first bowl game in his first season as the 49ers head coach in 2019, was let go on Sunday with a 15-24 record overall. Offensive line coach Pete Rossomando was named interim head coach.

Charlotte (2-7, 1-4) finished with 514 yards of offense, scored touchdowns on seven consecutive drives and finished with its most points scored in a Conference USA game.

Reynolds completed 16 of 19 passes for 254 yards and connected with Elijah Spencer for three scores. Shadrick Byrd and Calvin Camp combined for 163 yards rushing on 21 carries and two touchdowns for the 49ers.

TJ McMahon was 18-of-33 passing for 218 yards, threw three touchdown passes and added 45 yards on the ground for Rice (4-4, 2-2). Bradley Rozner had five receptions for 105 yards receiving and a pair of TD catches.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter CharRice
Rice TD 10:32 Luke McCaffrey 27 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 0 7
Char TD 3:59 Johnny Martin III 1 yd run (Antonio Zita kick) 7 7
Rice TD 0:38 Bradley Rozner 35 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 7 14
Second Quarter CharRice
Char TD 11:42 Elijah Spencer 15 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 14 14
Rice FG 8:22 Christian VanSickle 35 yd FG 14 17
Char TD 5:52 Shadrick Byrd 4 yd run (Antonio Zita kick) 21 17
Char TD 0:12 Elijah Spencer 10 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 28 17
Third Quarter CharRice
Char TD 12:57 Elijah Spencer 21 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 35 17
Char TD 7:17 Grant DuBose 9 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 42 17
Char TD 4:37 Victor Tucker 20 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 49 17
Fourth Quarter CharRice
Rice TD 9:43 Bradley Rozner 29 yd pass from TJ McMahon (failed 2pt rush) 49 23
Char TD 6:50 Calvin Camp 9 yd run (Antonio Zita kick) 56 23
Team Stats
  Charlotte Rice
First downs 25 20
  Rushing 10 9
  Passing 13 10
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 3-9, 33% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 43-239 30-152
Passing Yards 275 218
Return Yards 165 18
Completions-Attempts-Int 17-20-0 18-33-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--22 3--17
Punts 3 5
Punts-Average 46.3 41.8
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-46 5-48
Time of Possession 31:57 28:03
Charlotte Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Reynolds 16 19 254 5 0
B. Rice 1 1 21 0 0
Rice Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. McMahon 18 33 218 3 1
Charlotte Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Byrd 13 83 6.4 1
C. Camp 8 80 10.0 1
J. Martin III 10 48 4.8 1
J. Foster 1 15 15.0 0
M. Bell 2 9 4.5 0
H. Wilson 1 4 4.0 0
C. Reynolds 7 3 0.4 0
V. Tucker 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rice Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. McMahon 9 45 5.0 0
L. McCaffrey 1 37 37.0 0
C. Montgomery 10 35 3.5 0
J. Otoviano 5 21 4.2 0
U. West 4 15 3.8 0
Charlotte Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Spencer 5 84 16.8 3
V. Tucker 3 59 19.7 1
S. Byrd 3 58 19.3 0
G. DuBose 4 56 14.0 1
J. Martin III 1 13 13.0 0
Rice Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Rozner 5 105 21.0 2
L. McCaffrey 4 58 14.5 1
J. Bradley 4 23 5.8 0
I. Esdale 2 16 8.0 0
B. Groen 1 13 13.0 0
D. Connors 1 2 2.0 0
J. Otoviano 1 1 1.0 0
Charlotte Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Whitehead 1 0
Rice Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Charlotte Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rice 3 139 46.3
Rice Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Hunt 5 209 41.8
Charlotte Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
G. DuBose 3 40 13.3
Rice Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Fresch 1 0 0
Charlotte Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Byrd 3 88 29.3
J. Martin III 1 37 37.0
Rice Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Connors 1 18 18.0
Charlotte Missed FG
Player Length
Rice Missed FG
Player Length




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