FAU moves to 3-2 with a 45-27 win over Charlotte

Malcolm Davidson’s two touchdowns and 113 all-purpose yards propel the Owls past the 49ers.


Running back Malcolm Davidson ran the ball effectively against Charlotte with 83 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics.

Colby Guy, Contributing Writer

FAU came into Charlotte today needing a win, and they got one in convincing fashion as they defeated the 49ers, 45-27.


It all started on their opening drive, which saw Deangelo Antoine run the ball 66 yards on a jet sweep play. Which then lead up to a three-yard Larry McCammon touchdown that put the Owls up 6-0, where Vladimir Rivas missed the following extra point attempt.


The run game continued to power the Owls, as Malcolm Davidson soon found the end zone for a three-yard touchdown to put FAU up 14-0, following a successful two-point conversion attempt.


Meanwhile, the Owls’ pass rush kept the 49ers offense at bay. They were able to get to Charlotte QB Chris Reynolds early and hold the 49ers to three and outs on their first three drives.


That changed when Reynolds found Victor Tucker in the end zone to make the score 14-7, and the two teams kept trading touchdowns from there.


Reynolds overthrew his man, allowing a Meiko Dotson interception where he made the play wide open in the end zone.


The 49ers were able to pull as close as 24-21, as the Owls offense was growing stagnant toward the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half, but the Owls were able to pull away from there.


Touchdowns from Malcolm Davidson, John Raine and James Charles put the Owls up 45-21 and that was all they needed to pull away and take the victory.


Davidson led the Owls on offense, as he had 83 rushes on 13 carries for two touchdowns, adding 30 receiving yards on one reception.


Charles also added 53 rushing yards on the same amount of carries, adding the fourth quarter touchdown that solidified FAU’s lead.


Chris Robison had a stellar game of his own, going 20/27 and adding 312 yards and two touchdowns while throwing one interception.


Harrison Bryant led the Owls in receiving yards, racking up 96 on six catches, while John Mitchell got 70 yards on four catches.


Deangelo Antoine added 55 receiving yards to his 66 rushing yards while Tavaris Harrison got 43 yards on two catches and a touchdown.


On defense, Dotson racked up two interceptions while Zyon Gilbert got one of his own.


The Owls will be back in action on October 12th at home against Middle Tennessee as they head into their bye week with a record of 3-2.


Colby Guy is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @thatguycolbs