NCAAF Game Recap - Gardner-Webb at Charlotte
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Charlotte 49, Gardner-Webb 28

Aug 29, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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Gardner-Webb (0-1)

0

14

7

7

28

Charlotte (1-0)

7

28

7

7

49

Charlotte opens Healy era with 49-28 win over Gardner-Webb
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:15 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chris Reynolds threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores and Benny LeMay added two touchdown runs, giving new coach Will Healy his first win, 49-28 over Gardner-Webb in Thursday night's season opener.

It was the first time Charlotte scored as many as 49 points in its FBS era. The 49ers were a FCS team from 2013-2014.

LeMay opened the scoring with a 1-yard run and Charlotte scored 28 second quarter points. Reynolds scored on a 3-yard run and threw a 3-yard TD pass to Aaron McAllister. B.J. Turner blocked a punt and Solomon Rogers returned it 16 yards for a score and LeMay's 65-yard TD run made it 35-14 at halftime.

Reynolds, 14 of 20 for 136 yards passing with one interception, scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and backup Brett Kean (4 of 8 for 50 yards with two interceptions) hit Micaleous Elder on a 31-yard scoring pass in the fourth.

The Conference USA 49ers outgained the Bulldogs 508-219 in total yards and 322-159 in rushing yards, led by LeMay's 120 yards on 16 carries. Defensive end Alex Highsmith had two of Charlotte's five sacks.

Jayln Cagle scored on runs of 5 and 3 yards, Devron Harper returned a kickoff 99 yards for a TD and Dexter Brown scored on a 35-yard run for the Big South Conference Bulldogs.

Passing

GWebb Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Smith 17 6 35.3 0 60 28 0 46.2
Char Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Reynolds 20 14 70.0 1 136 20 1 84.6
B. Kean 8 4 50.0 1 50 31 2 69.8

Rushing

GWebb Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Cagle 19 84 4.4 14 2
D. Brown 3 50 16.7 35 1
Char Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. LeMay 16 120 7.5 65 2
C. Reynolds 7 72 10.3 35 2

Receiving

GWebb Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Cagle 1 0 0.0 0 0
I. Gathings 2 38 19.0 28 0
Char Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Dollar 5 58 11.6 19 0
N. Henderson 5 49 9.8 20 0

Fumbles

Returning

GWebb KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Harper 6 33.7 1 99 0 - 0 0
Char KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Lyon 0 - 0 0 2 -1.0 0 0
I. Finger 1 16.0 0 16 0 - 0 0

Punting

GWebb Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Pawloski 7 317 45.3 61
Char Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Bowler 2 98 49.0 57

Takeaways

GWebb Int Yds InTD
D. Mines 2 32 0
Q. Jones 1 13 0

Team Stats Comparison

GWebb Char
Points For 28 49
Total Yards 219 508
Rushing Yards 159 322
Passing Yards 60 186
Passing Completions / Attempts 6/17 18/28
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 11 27
Penalties - Yards 8/52 4/25
Time Of Possession 21:21 39:39
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 1/10 5/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 8/40 2/49

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter GWebb Char
Char 13:38 TD Benny LeMay 1 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter GWebb Char
Char 6:01 TD Chris Reynolds 3 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 0 14
GWebb 6:15 TD Devron Harper 99 yd kick return (Josh Walston kick) 7 14
Char 9:00 TD Aaron McAllister 3 yd pass from Chris Reynolds (Jonathan Cruz kick) 7 21
Char 11:16 TD Solomon Rogers 16 yd blocked punt return (Jonathan Cruz kick) 7 28
GWebb 14:10 TD Jayln Cagle 5 yd run (Josh Walston kick) 14 28
Char 14:20 TD Benny LeMay 65 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 14 35
3rd Quarter GWebb Char
GWebb 8:30 TD Jayln Cagle 3 yd run (Austin McKay kick) 21 35
Char 10:34 TD Chris Reynolds 1 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 21 42
4th Quarter GWebb Char
Char 0:45 TD Micaleous Elder 31 yd pass from Brett Kean (Jonathan Cruz kick) 21 49
GWebb 10:41 TD Dexter Brown 35 yd run (Josh Walston kick) 28 49

Game Information

Stadium: Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 16,119
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