CHARLOTTE — There are two unbeaten FBS teams in North Carolina — and one of them are the Charlotte 49ers.
Chris Reynolds scored two touchdowns and became Charlotte’s career passing leader in a 38-10 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.
Reynolds completed 10 of 17 passes for just 103 yards and two interceptions, but he still finished the night with 5,469 career passing yards, eclipsing Matt Johnson (2013-16), who finished with 5,405.
Charlotte did most of its damage on the ground with 306 yards and rushing touchdowns by four 49ers.
Reynolds scored on a 37-yard run early on and Charlotte never trailed. Short TD runs by Shadrick Byrd and Calvin Camp plus Reynolds’ 11-yard TD pass to Jairus Mack made it 28-10 at halftime. ChaVon McEachern added a 13-yard score and Jonathan Cruz a field goal to complete Charlotte’s scoring.
The 49ers are 2-0 to start a season for the first time since 2015, having beaten Duke 31-28 last week for their first program victory over a Power 5 opponent. Wake Forest is the only other school in the state at 2-0.
Narii Gaither rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs.