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Charlotte tops Duke 31-28 for 1st win over Power 5 team

The 49ers overcame a school-record 255 yards and three touchdowns from Duke’s Mataeo Durant rushed for a school-record.
Credit: WFMY News 2 Sports

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.