Chris Reynolds punched the ball four straight times up the middle to score the insurance touchdown with a leap over the pile from the 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter and Charlotte fended off Middle Tennessee 42-39 in a Conference USA slugfest.
Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers eased past the Houston Texans 24-9 despite losing Christian McCaffrey to a hamstring injury early in the second quarter.
Brittany Force and Steve Torrence were overwhelming favorites to win the Top Fuel portion of Sunday’s DEWALT NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, but both title contenders took a backseat to a driver with one victory in seven career starts.
Darren Grainger completed just six passes, but two of them went for touchdowns including a go-ahead 34-yarder to Ja’Cyais Credle in the third quarter to help Georgia State turn back Charlotte 20-9 in nonconference play.
The Kannapolis-based Uralkali Haas F1 Team driver Mick Schumacher classified 15th, while Nikita Mazepin was forced into retirement at Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship – hosted at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
A cat survived a scare. So did the Miami Hurricanes. D’Eriq King threw for 200 yards and rushed for 67 more, freshman Andy Borregales kicked a go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining and No. 22 Miami rallied to beat Appalachian State 25-23.
Sam Hartman passed for 244 yards and a touchdown, Christian Turner rushed for two scores and Wake Forest beat Norfolk State 41-16. Wake Forest scored 20 straight points, spanning halftime, to take control.
As NHRA teams gear up for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Camping World Drag Racing Pro Stock competitors will return to competition at the Bellagio of Drag Strips, zMAX Dragway, at the 2021 DEWALT NHRA Carolina Nationals, Sept. 17-19.
While the college football season happened for the majority of schools across the nation in 2020, Johnson C. Smith skipped a year on the grid iron due to the pandemic. Which has brought a new appreciation for this year as they prepare to get back on the field September 11th.