Charlotte Knocks Off Duke For First Win Over Power 5 School In Program History

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw for 324 yards with three touchdowns, including an 11-yard scoring strike to Shadrick Byrd with 33 seconds left as the Charlotte 49ers knocked off Duke 31-28 on Friday night 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 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 49ers overcame a school-record 255 yards and three touchdowns from Duke’s Mataeo Durant rushed for a school-record. Gunnar Holmberg threw for 258 yards and a score in his first career start but also fumbled inside the Charlotte 5-yard line.