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The game started off slow as gusting wind and driving rain from Hurricane Joaquin and a Nor'easter disrupted both teams from connecting on their first two field goal attempts. Duke becomes first 49er with 1,000 yards receiving in a single season (1128). FORD 21 Yd pass from Lee MCNEILL (Blake BREWER Kick), Kalif PHILLIPS 2 Yd Run (Blake BREWER Kick), Brandon BORNHAUSER 18 Yd pass from Austin GAHAFER (Luke BOYD Kick), Damarrell ALEXANDER 63 Yd Run (Stephen MUSCARELLO Kick), Jake RAYMOND 16 Yd pass from Austin GAHAFER (Luke BOYD Kick), Charlotte ineligible for FCS playoffs as part of FBS transition. Two plays later Matt Johnson would be intercepted again, this time by the Bulldog's Jacob Henderson. James Madison would score first on the second drive of the game. Campbell Receiver Ben Bolling had 6 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. The score at the half was Charlotte up 7 to 0. Ogunjobi's 7 game tackles made him the first 49er with more than 150 tackles on his career (152 tackles). On the Chants' next drive De'Angelo Henderson would score a 1-yard rushing touchdown. After Charlotte fumbled away the ball on the opening play of the next series, facing a renewed effort from Charlotte's defense, Marshall would turn the ball over on downs. With one and a half minutes left on the clock the 49ers would attempt the on-side kick recovery, but fail to recover. Charlotte kicker Blake Brewer was named C-USA special teams player of the week. A Vad Lee 39 yard pass to Daniel Brown would give them the first of their three first quarter touchdowns. The 49ers blocked the subsequent point-after attempt. The Phoenix would get on the board on their first drive of the second quarter on a Mike Quinn 14 yard touchdown pass to Kierre Brown to tie the score at 7 all. Visit ESPN to view the Charlotte 49ers team schedule for the current and previous seasons Midway through the second quarter the Golden Eagles' Taylor Marini would catch a 9-yard touchdown pass from Mullens. Top performers for the game were Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan, who passed for 356 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. On the next series Kentucky would stretch their lead on another Jojo Kemp rushing touchdown from 18 yards out. Not to be outdone, Charlotte's Matt Johnson would lob an 83-yard touchdown pass to Austin Duke on the first play from scrimmage after getting the ball back. The teams swapped the ball for the rest of the quarter until the 30-second mark, when Nick Arbuckle found Penny Hart for a 53-yard touchdown to get within 3 points of tying the game. Charlotte Nose Tackle Larry Ogunjobi had 11 tackles including 4 for a loss. They are led by second-year head coach Will Healy The Bulldogs would get Paul Schumacher within field goal range with time running out. Get the 49ers sports stories that matter. Three plays later the Owls fumbled for their fifth turnover. On a drive started in the previous quarter, Marshall would score again on a Litton 17 yard pass to Ryan Yurachek. This set Temple up for a nine-play drive that resulted in another Jahad Thomas 1-yard touchdown. On the very next play the Golden Eagles' Kalan Reed would intercept a Lee McNeill pass in the end zone for a touch back. Charlotte had 7 and FAU 5. Midway through the third quarter Blake Brewer added a 27-yard field goal, and then late in the quarter Stephen Muscarello would add a 22-yard field goal. On their first possession of the game, the Owls would get into scoring range, but Hayden Tobola would miss the field goal from 22 yards away. This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 16:22. On their next possession, the 49ers would string together a 14 play drive to get their first score of the day; a Lee McNeill 5 yard touchdown pass to T.L. Last updated Sep. 29, 1:12 A.M. On the very next series the Roadrunner's would retake the lead on a Sturm 26 yard pass to Aaron Grubb. Wesley's first drive of the second half would end on a Joe Callahan interception by the 49ers' Daquan Lucas. Kaliff Phillips became the 49ers' first 1000-yard rusher, with 1081 yards on the season. Southern Miss would strike back quickly on the next drive with a Nick Mullens 69 yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. Walker, who threw for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. The team was led by third-year head coach Brad Lambert and played its home games on campus at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte running back Kalif Phillips would score his first touchdown of the day and the quarter with a 2-yard rush on Charlotte's first second quarter series. On the next series the 49ers' Jalen Holt would intercept an Austin Gahafer pass but fumble the ball back to the Eagles. Third straight game he has set the record. The teams would switch sides with the Niners up 14 to 6. The 49ers would draw back to within one score on their first drive of the second half, an eleven play drive capped by a 1-yard Kaliff Phillips rushing touchdown. The Dukes would get their final score on a Vad Lee 29 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Ravenel. Charlotte would score first on a Blake Brewer 25 yard field goal on Charlotte's second series of the game. Comprehensive and up-to-date Charlotte 49ers news, scores, schedule, stats and roster In this rematch the Campbell Fighting Camels were looking for revenge against the Charlotte 49ers for their 52 to 7 loss in the 49ers' debut game the previous year, but the 49ers would prevail again in the return game. Near the end of the half FIU's McGough would find Clinton Taylor again for a 24-yard pass. Kentucky rusher Jojo Kemp had 11 carries for 164 yards and 3 touchdowns. U.S. He was invited to participate in the Inaugural. The 49ers were looking for revenge for the program's first ever loss the year before in Charlotte. Charlotte would tie the game on the two-point conversion attempt when Matt Johnson would hand the ball off to Kalif Phillips, who then gave it to Austin Duke to pass to Dmarjai Devine in the end zone. With two and a half minutes left, on the first play of their next drive, Matt Johnson would connect an 80-yard touchdown pass with Austin Duke to get the Niners to within three. Charlotte would get into field goal range before the end of the quarter, but Brewer's 49 yard attempt would fail. Kicker Stephen Muscarello would tack on 3 more points with a 22-yard field goal. Two plays later Barden would find Zach Bumgardner for a three-yard touchdown pass. Terry Pettis had 4 receptions for an incredible 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. At the end of the quarter Brewer would add another field goal, this time from 28 yards, to take the Niners into the second quarter with a 13 to 0 lead. Both teams would head to the final quarter still tied at 17 all. The second half scoring would commence when J.C. Smith quarterback Keahn Wallace would have a pass intercepted by Charlotte free safety Prince Mayela which he took back for a defensive touchdown. The score at the end of the quarter was Middle Tennessee up 66 to 14. The Monarchs would respond on the next series when Zach Pascal would catch a 53-yard touchdown pass from David Washington; however, the Niners' Jalen Holt would block the point after attempt to preserve the early lead. Six seniors would participate in their final collegiate game: Daniel Blitch, Tyler DeStefani, Dmarjai Devine, Peter Fields, Quintin Gay, Mark Montini. With slightly more than two minutes left in regulation, Charlotte's Matt Johnson would lob another long touchdown pass, this one for 71 yards, again to Austin Duke to tie the game again. Ford to stretch their lead. The score at the end of the half was Owls 3, 49ers 0. On the next series Charlotte's Brooks Barden would be intercepted by Kentucky's Cory Johnson. That would set the 49ers up for a drive to the Owl's redzone in the next quarter. On their second possession of the game, the Wildcats' Jojo Kemp would score from 6 yards out. Former Sun Belt basketball foes would finally meet for the first time on the gridiron to renew an old rivalry in this game. The point after attempt by Blake Brewer would fail to split the uprights. After their first bye week, the 49ers were looking to "return the hospitality" that the Dukes showed them in the 49ers' first ever road loss from the year before. Roderick Holder would recover the fumble and score a 7-yard touchdown for the Chants. The Monarchs cancelled a 2014 out of conference game with the 49ers to play an SEC program. In these cases, the average was taken. These renewed C-USA opponents met for the first time on the football field as the 49ers hosted the Golden Eagles for Homecoming. This would tie the team record for single game rushing touchdowns set by Phillips in the final game of the previous season at Morehead State, and matched by him in the season opener at Campbell the week before; making this Phillips' third consecutive 3 rushing touchdown game. Two plays later the Eagles' Jalen Richard would punch in a final touchdown from 7 yards back. Charlotte rusher Kaliff Phillips had 19 carries for 90 yards. The Citadel would get the ball first in double overtime and score on their second play on an Aaron Miller 17 yard pass to Brandon Eakins. On their next possession Butler would connect on a 46-yard field goal. Then Kalif Phillips would add another 6 points to end the quarter with a 4-yard rushing touchdown. Top performances of the game included Charlotte quarterback Matt Johnson who threw for 72 yards with a touchdown. At the end of the worst half of football in the programs' young history, the 49ers found themselves in a 35-point hole, down 49 to 14. The two turnovers proved to be the highlights of a third quarter that saw neither team move the ball much and that ended with the same score as the previous quarter. On UTSA's next possession Victor Falcon's 52 game-winning field goal attempt would miss at the end of regulation time. Charlotte would score early and often, especially in the first quarter when running back Kalif Phillips would punch it in from 6 yards out to get the scoring started. The first quarter score was Charlotte 24, Morehead State 0. Late in the quarter the Owls strung together a thirteen-play drive and cap it with a Jahad Thomas 1-yard touchdown. Charlotte broke their previous longest losing streak of 6 games with the victory. A few plays later ODU's Chris Kirtley would connect on a 45-yard field goal. Kaliff Phillips finished the season with a school-record 20 touchdowns and a record 1441 rushing yards. Midway through the quarter Blake Brewer would add another field goal for the Niners, this time from 47 yards. On a 13-play drive that started in the third quarter and finished in the fourth, the Blue Hose got their first points of the day off a Brett Norton 21-yard field goal. Charlotte's Austin Duke would have 12 receptions for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns. On their next possession, the Owls would find the end zone on a trick play with rusher Luke Turner's surprise 4 yard pass to Cole Hunt for the touchdown. ODU would reply on the next series as Zach Pascal would catch an 11-yard touchdown pass from David Washington for his third of the day and giving ODU their first lead of the game. On the next possession the Chants would tack on another rushing touchdown, this one on an Osharmar Abercrombie 1 yard punch. On their first possession of the second half the 49ers would strike quickly on a five play drive that finished on a Matt Johnson 36 yard touchdown pass to Austin Duke. Charlotte would answer quickly on the next drive with a Kaliff Phillips 45 yard rushing touchdown. Needing a field goal to tie the game, the Niners would get to ODU's 44 yard line, but the series would end on a four-and-out, allowing the Monarchs to preserve their come-from-behind Homecoming win by a score of 37 to 34. The score at halftime was James Madison 28, Charlotte 14. Any hope of a 49ers comeback died on the ensuing kick return as the Golden Eagles's Jalen Richard would return it 95 yards for a touchdown. The third quarter ended with the 49ers on top 23 to 6. Top performers for the game include N.C. Central Quarterback Malcolm Bell, who passed for 337 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Charlotte capped a 14 play drive late in the quarter on a Blake Brewer 35-yard field goal. UTSA rusher Jarveon Williams had 19 carries for 181 yards and a touchdown. Charlotte outgained ODU in total offense (536 yards to 482 yards). On Charlotte's first official offense of the game, Blake Brewer capped the drive with a 45-yard field goal. On the Panther's next possession Austin Taylor would also miss a field goal, this one from 37 yards. Three plays into the Eagle's next series would result in a Malcolm Bell 15 yard touchdown pass to Jvon Simmons. The next possession would end with the Bulldogs regaining the lead on a Tyler Renew 2 yard rushing touchdown. Blake Brewer would connect on a 38-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter to give the 49ers a 6 to 0 lead heading to the second quarter. The 49ers would tie it again on the next series on a Kalif Phillips 34 yard rushing touchdown. Elon would score first in the second half, capping their first drive with a John Gallaghar 24 yard field goal and taking their first lead of the game. The 49ers' Brooks Barden threw an interception to the Raiders' Jeremy Carter on the very next play from scrimmage, only to have the 49ers' Kaliff Phillips force him to fumble; however, the Raiders' Jimal McBride recovered the fumble. Kalif Phillips sets school record with 196 yds rushing. Top performers for the game include Charlotte Quarterback Matt Johnson, who passed for 285 yards and a touchdown. View the Charlotte 49ers roster for the 2016 FBS college football season. Baseball; MLB; NPB; Caribbean WS; World Baseball Classic; Minor League; Football; NFL As part of their transition to FBS they were ineligible to participate in the College Football Playoff and bowl games, but could have qualified for the Conference USA Football Championship Game. Marshall would drive to the 49ers' 20 yard line to open the second half, but with the 49ers finally finding a defensive rhythm, Marshall would settle for a field goal attempt. Presbyterian rusher Darrell Bridges had 22 carries for 62 yards and a touchdown. Blake Brewer sets school-record with his 50-yard field goal. The game would head to the final quarter with the score 49ers 49, Golden Bulls 0. After both teams fumbled the ball on their next series (Charlotte's third consecutive series to end in a fumble), the 49ers managed to string together a six-play drive, resulting in Kaliff Phillips punching in a 1-yard touchdown. The Niners responded by cancelling their 2013 match up to replace the home game lost in the 2014 season with another opponent. Charlotte Running back Kalif Phillips would become the program's first rusher to also get over 1,000 yards during the second half. Charlotte's Austin Duke had 9 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown. Plus, explore all of your favorite teams' player rosters on FOXSports.com today! Two plays later Ocie Rose again intercepted Lee McNeill's pass to help preserve the win for Florida Atlantic. 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