GAMEDAY College Football

Charlotte 31, Duke 28

By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chris Reynolds threw for 324 yards with three touchdowns, including an 11-yard scoring strike to Shadrick Byrd with 33 seconds left and Charlotte knocked off Duke 31-28 for the school's first ever win against a Power 5 team.

Victor Tucker had eight catches for 133 yards and Greg DuBose, a transfer from Division II Miles College, caught four passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns for the 49ers, who avenged a 53-19 loss to the Blue Devils last season.

The game featured six lead changes, including three in the fourth quarter.

The 49ers overcame a Duke school-record 255 yards rushing and three touchdowns from running back Mataeo Durant.

Gunnar Holmberg threw for 258 yards and a score in his first career start for Duke but also fumbled inside the Charlotte 5-yard line. Jordan Waters added 105 yards from scrimmage including a 43-yard touchdown reception for the Blue Devils.

Charlotte was 0-6 against power-conference schools all-time - including 0-3 against Atlantic Coast Conference schools - in its first nine seasons as a program.

Durant gave Duke the lead when he raced off right tackle for a 53-yard touchdown with 1:44 left.

But that was more than enough time for Reynolds, a redshirt senior, who led the 49ers on a seven-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. The winning play came a swing pass to the left flat to Byrd, who escaped one defender to score.

Duke had one last chance to get into field goal range, but a lateral play was thwarted and Charlotte's fans stormed the field.

Charlotte athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter DukeChar
Char TD 8:51 Grant DuBose 56 yard TD pass from Chris Reynolds (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter DukeChar
Char FG 10:22 Jonathan Cruz 32 yard field goal 0 10
Duke TD 8:22 Jordan Waters 43 yard TD pass from Gunnar Holmberg (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 7 10
Duke TD 2:57 Mataeo Durant 5 yard TD run (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 14 10
Third Quarter DukeChar
Char TD 9:54 Chris Reynolds 1 yard TD run (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 14 17
Duke TD 2:19 Gunnar Holmberg 4 yard TD run (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 21 17
Fourth Quarter DukeChar
Duke TD 13:07 Mataeo Durant 59 yard TD run (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 21 17
Char TD 2:59 Grant DuBose 9 yard TD pass from Chris Reynolds (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 21 24
Duke TD 1:44 Mataeo Durant 53 yard TD run (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 28 24
Char TD 0:33 Shadrick Byrd 11 yard TD pass from Chris Reynolds (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 28 31
Team Stats
  Duke Charlotte
First downs 25 19
  Rushing 13 5
  Passing 9 14
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 8-14, 57% 10-18, 56%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 44-353 41-154
Passing Yards 246 324
Return Yards 65 33
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-29-0 19-30-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-24 1-5
Punts 5 7
Fumbles Lost 3-2 2-0
Penalties - Yards 5-46 9-65
Duke Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Holmberg 20 29 223 1 0
Charlotte Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Reynolds 19 30 324 3 0
Duke Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Durant 29 255 8.8 3
J. Waters 5 65 13.0 0
J. Moore 1 38 38.0 0
G. Holmberg 9 -5 -0.6 1
Charlotte Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Camp 9 42 4.7 0
C. Reynolds 10 37 3.7 1
S. Byrd 10 30 3.0 0
C. McEachern 9 23 2.6 0
V. Tucker 2 18 9.0 0
K. Pearson Jr. 1 4 4.0 0
Duke Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bobo 7 88 12.6 0
M. Durant 2 48 24.0 0
J. Waters 2 40 20.0 1
J. Calhoun 4 25 6.3 0
C. Finney 1 20 20.0 0
J. Garner 1 14 14.0 0
D. Harding Jr. 2 11 5.5 0
J. Robertson 1 0 0.0
0
Charlotte Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Tucker 8 133 16.6 0
G. DuBose 4 118 29.5 2
R. Carriere 1 23 23.0 0
C. Dollar 2 19 9.5 0
C. McEachern 1 11 11.0 0
S. Byrd 1 11 11.0 1
T. Thompson 2 9 4.5 0
Duke Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Charlotte Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Duke Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Wilson 5 201 40.2
Charlotte Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rice 7 264 37.7
Duke Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Blackwell 2 -1 -0.5
Charlotte Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Duke Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Stinson 3 66 22.0
Charlotte Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Byrd 2 33 16.5
Duke Missed FG
Player Length
Charlotte Missed FG
Player Length




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