Post-Game Notes:  Charlotte at Morehead State; Nov. 23, 2013

Charlotte 61  Morehead State 17

#49:  Casey Perry

Captains: CJ Crawford; Mikel Hunter; Mark Hogan; Caleb Clayton-Molby

Flag carriers: Jamal Covington; Mark Pettit; Lee McNeill


Final game of the inaugural season; 49ers finish first season at 5-6

Final game for seniors CJ Crawford; Mark Hogan; Mikel Hunter; Zeb Little; Alex Petzke; Brandon Strupp

Charlotte set school records for points scored, touchdowns scored, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, rushes of 50+ yards, longest rush and longest rushing TD, among others.

Charlotte had four touchdown runs of 50 or more yards – by four different players:  Alan Barnwell, 70 yards; Matt Johnson, 68 yards; Damarrell Alexander, 51 yards; Kalif Phillips, 50 yards.  A fifth player, Donjore Gainey had a 49-yard run to the MSU 11 on the final drive, which ended with QB Patrick O’Brien kneeling.

Charlotte had two one-play touchdown drives and two two-play touchdown drives.  None of those four touchdown drives took longer than 00:32 and the four drives combined to total just 81 seconds.   Charlotte had 17 touchdown drives, this season, that took 1:30 or less and six touchdown drives of just one play.

Kalif Phillips scored a record three touchdowns to give him 13 this season.  He scored 8 touchdowns in the last four games and scored TDs in each of those games and six of the last seven games.

CJ Crawford caught a 33-yard touchdown pass to match Austin Duke with a team-high 6 receiving touchdowns.

49ers led 3-1 in turnovers (+2) vs. Morehead State and finished the season 5-1 in games in which they won the turnover battle.

LB Caleb Clayton-Molby had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown – the 49ers second Pick Six this year (Mark Hogan Pick Six in inaugural game for 49ers historic first-ever touchdown) and the longest interception return in school history.

K Blake Brewer kicked a pair of field goal of 40+ yards (41, 40), a first for a 49ers kicker.  Brewer finished the season hitting 42 of 43 PAT attempts.

Charlotte scored 28 points in the 2nd quarter – second only to the 29 they scored in the 4th quarter of the come-from-behind win over #24/#25 Gardner-Webb.

The 44-point victory is the 49ers second-largest of the season, one-point behind the 45-point win over Campbell (W, 52-7) in the inaugural game.

Justin Bridges-Thompson fielded a short kickoff in the closing 30 seconds of the first half and returned it 64 yards to set up a 49ers 12-yard TD with just :08 left in the half.  The 64-yard return is the 49ers second longest of the year, behind Mikel Hunter’s 96-yard TD return vs. Chowan.

The following 12 players started every game this season:

Trent Bostick, Mikel Hunter, Jamal Covington, Danny Book, Matt Johnson, Alan Barnwell, C.J. Crawford, Brandon Banks, Larry Ogunjobi, Nico Alcalde, Mark Hogan and Desmond Cooper

College Sports Madness named RB Kalif Phillips the Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance at Morehead State.

LB Caleb Clayton-Molby was named Madness Independent Defensive Player of the Week after leading the 4ers with 12 tackles and returning an interception 70 yards for a touchdown at Morehead State.

School records Set:

               61 points scored

               8 touchdowns scored

               41 first half point scored

               439 yards rushing

               10.5 average yards per rush

               8.8 average yards per play

               6 Rushing touchdowns

               6 Pass Break-ups

               Four Rushes of 50+ yards

               Two 100-yard rushers

               Alan Barnwell, 70-yard run

               Alan Barnwell, 70-yard TD run

               Kalif Phillips, 3 TDs in one game

               Kalif Phillips, 3 rushing TDs in one game

               Caleb Clayton-Molby 70-yard interception return

               Caleb Clayton-Molby, 70-yard TD interception return

               Mark Hogan, 2.0 sacks

               Blake Brewer, 2 FG of 40 or more yards

School records tied:

               7 Offensive touchdowns

4.0 Sacks

               3 Forced Fumbles

               4 Touchdown drives of 1:30 or less

Season Leaders

   Passing:  Matt Johnson, 2581 yards

   Rushing: Kalif Phillips, 716 yards

   Receiving: Austin Duke, 727 yards

   Touchdowns:  Kalif Phillips, 13 Touchdowns

Scoring: Kalif Phillips, 78 points

   Passing Touchdowns: Matt Johnson, 21 Passing Touchdowns

Rushing Touchdowns: Kalif Phillips, 12 Rushing Touchdowns

   Receiving Touchdowns:  Austin Duke, 6 Receiving Touchdowns

                  CJ Crawford, 6 Receiving Touchdowns

   Rushing attempts: Alan Barnwell, 133 attempts

   Receptions: Austin Duke, 62 receptions

Pass Completions: Matt Johnson, 223 pass completions

Pass Attempts: Matt Johnson, 371 pass attempts

   Tackles:  Martay Mattox, 85 tackles

   Solo Tackles: Martay Mattox, 59 solo tackles

   Tackles For Loss: Terry Caldwell, 9.5 TFL

                  Larry Ogunjobi, 9.5 TFL

   Sacks: Larry Ogunjobi, 2.5 sacks

Quarterback Hurries: Larry Ogunjobi, 10 QBh

Forced Fumbles: Caleb Clayton-Molby, 4 forced fumbles

Fumbles Recovered: Caleb Clayton-Molby, 3 fumbles recovered

   Interceptions: Terrence Winchester, 3 interceptions

Pass Break-Ups: Terrence Winchester, 6 break-ups

Blocked Kicks: Terrence Winchester, 1 blocked kick

               Nico Alcalde, 1 blocked kick

Safety: Terry Caldwell, 1 safety recorded

               Alex Petzke, 1 safety recorded       

Punts: Brandon Strupp, 54 punts

Punt yardage: Brandon Strupp, 2058 yards

Punts of 50+ yards: Brandon Strupp, 6 50+ yard punts

Punts Inside the 20: Brandon Strupp, 16 Inside 20

Field Goals Made: Blake Brewer, 9 FG made

Field Goals Attempted: Blake Brewer, 15 FG attempted

Field Goals of 40+ yards: Blake Brewer, 4 Field goals of 40+

PAT Made: Blake Brewer, 42 PAT Made

PAT Attempted: Blake Brewer, 43 Attempted


FCS National Ranks (of 122 teams) thru week 13:

Team:              2nd  in fumbles recovered, 16

                       5th  in turnovers forced (takeaways), 31

                       10th in fewest sacks allowed, 0.82

                       18th  in total offense: 448.5/gm

                       21st  in Interceptions, 15

                       26th in Rushing offense, 206.8 yds/gm

                       27th in Scoring offense, 33.4 pts/gm

                       27th in Turnover margin, 0.5

                       28th  in team tackles for loss, 6.9 tfl

Individual:        5th in Fumbles Forced: Caleb Clayton-Molby, 0.40

                       13th in Fumbles recovered: Devon Johnson, 0.33

                       23rd in Fumbles recovered: Caleb Clayton-Molby, 0.30  

                       24th in Rushing Touchdowns:  Kalif Phillips, 12

                       20th in total offense: Matt Johnson, 272.6

                       22nd in passing yards/game: Matt Johnson, 234.6

                       24th in completions/game: Matt Johnson, 20.27

                       27th in passing touchdowns: Matt Johnson, 21

                       30th in passing yards: Matt Johnson, 2,581 yards