GAMEDAY College Football

Charlotte 42, Georgia State 41

Associated Press

ATLANTA - Chris Reynolds' threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Grant DuBose with 17 seconds left and Charlotte reclaimed the lead and went on to beat Georgia State 42-41.

Reynolds threw for a career-high five touchdown passes, and his fourth occurred 10 seconds into the fourth quarter when he tossed a 31-yard screen pass to Henry Rutledge for a 35-27 49ers' lead.

Georgia State responded with an 11-play, 75-yard scoring drive that ended on Tucker Gregg's 2-yard scoring run to reduce the deficit to 35-33 following the failed two-point conversion.

With 1:39 remaining, the Panthers' Darren Grainger threw a 32-yard scoring pass to Jamari Thrash. Grainger ran it in for the two-point conversion to give Georgia State a 41-35 lead before Charlotte (1-3) mounted its game-winning drive.

Reynolds finished 31-for-43 passing for 401 yards.

Grainer went 22-for-34 passing for 343 and four TDs for the Panthers (0-3). Jamari Thrash caught 10 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown. Gregg scored twice and ran for 100 yards on 23 carries.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter CharGaSt
GaSt TD 11:30 Kris Byrd 9 yd pass from Darren Grainger (Michael Hayes kick) 0 7
Char TD 7:56 Grant DuBose 7 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 7 7
GaSt TD 6:21 Robert Lewis 34 yd pass from Darren Grainger (Michael Hayes kick) 7 14
Second Quarter CharGaSt
Char TD 14:50 Markees Watts 52 yd fumble return (Antonio Zita kick) 14 14
Char TD 9:04 Victor Tucker 2 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 21 14
GaSt TD 7:29 Tucker Gregg 2 yd run (missed kick) 21 20
Third Quarter CharGaSt
Char TD 12:10 Elijah Spencer 7 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 28 20
GaSt TD 8:28 Kris Byrd 6 yd pass from Darren Grainger (Michael Hayes kick) 28 27
Fourth Quarter CharGaSt
Char TD 14:50 Henry Rutledge 31 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 35 27
GaSt TD 11:00 Tucker Gregg 2 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 35 33
GaSt TD 1:39 Jamari Thrash 32 yd pass from Darren Grainger (DARREN GRAINGER 2pt run) 35 41
Char TD 0:17 Grant DuBose 2 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Antonio Zita kick) 42 41
Team Stats
  Charlotte Georgia State
First downs 26 34
  Rushing 6 14
  Passing 18 15
  Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Efficiency 4-10, 40% 10-15, 67%
4th down efficiency 0-3, 0% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 23-100 55-259
Passing Yards 401 343
Return Yards 57 1
Completions-Attempts-Int 31-43-1 22-34-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--11 2--12
Punts 3 3
Punts-Average 38 45.3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 3-1
Penalties - Yards 9-83 11-91
Time of Possession 29:15 30:45
Charlotte Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Reynolds 31 43 401 5 1
Georgia State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Grainger 22 34 343 4 1
Charlotte Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. McEachern 13 76 5.8 0
S. Byrd 8 27 3.4 0
C. Reynolds 2 -3 -1.5 0
Georgia State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Gregg 23 100 4.3 2
M. Carroll 15 94 6.3 0
D. Grainger 9 54 6.0 0
J. Williams 7 20 2.9 0
Charlotte Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Spencer 5 96 19.2 1
H. Rutledge 5 88 17.6 1
G. DuBose 9 85 9.4 2
N. Groulx 3 47 15.7 0
E. Minter Jr. 3 36 12.0 0
V. Tucker 5 33 6.6 1
S. Byrd 1 16 16.0 0
Georgia State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Thrash 10 213 21.3 1
J. Credle 6 59 9.8 0
R. Lewis 3 57 19.0 1
K. Byrd 3 14 4.7 2
Charlotte Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Turner 1 10
Georgia State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Q. White 1 1
Charlotte Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rice 3 114 38.0
Georgia State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayes 3 136 45.3
Charlotte Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Parker 1 13 13.0
Georgia State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Charlotte Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Byrd 2 34 17.0
Georgia State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Charlotte Missed FG
Player Length
Georgia State Missed FG
Player Length




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