LeMay leads the way for Charlotte in win over ODU

The 49ers improved to 7-5 with the 38-22 road win

Charlotte running back Benny LeMay stretches to score a touchdown against App State (Allison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

NORFOLK, Va. — Benny LeMay ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Charlotte beat Old Dominion 38-22 on Saturday.

LeMay’s 16-yard touchdown run for Charlotte (7-5, 5-3 Conference USA) broke a 7-all tie. Aaron McAllister’s 9-yard scoring run early in the second made it 21-7 and Jonathan Cruz made a 36-yard field goal with 7:37 before intermission made it a 17-point lead at the break.

Old Dominion (1-11, 0-8) closed to within 10 on Lala Davis’ 8-yard run to end a 10-play, 53-yard drive but the Monarchs never got closer.

Chris Reynolds completed 9 of 12 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 96 yards on 11 carries for the 49ers. Victor Tucker caught three passes for 118 yards and a score and Tyler Ringwood caught a touchdown pass.

Charlotte awaits Sunday to learn its bowl fate.

Stone Smartt threw for 173 yards for the Monarchs, who ended the season with 11 straight defeats.