C-USA Football: Games for Week of September 25, 2021
FAU 7 Air Force 31
TEAM BOX SCORE: FAU vs Air Force
POST GAME 2021: Air Force - Willie Taggart
GAME CAPSULE: FAU vs Air Force
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MIDWEEK MASHUP: FAU @ Air Force
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Reynolds threw four touchdown passes and ran for what proved to be the difference maker in Charlotte’s 42-39 win over Middle Tennessee in the 49ers C-USA opener. Reynolds broke the 49ers all-time record for career touchdown passes and set a new school record for touchdown passes in a C-USA game as the 49ers improved to 3-1 for the first time since 2014. Reynolds was 25-for-36 (69.4%) for 339 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions – setting program records for the most 300-yd passing performances and consecutive games with a touchdown pass. This is Reynolds’ second Offensive Player of the Week honor of 2021 (Sept. 6).
Hicks led an opportunistic UTSA defense that forced a pair of key fourth-quarter turnovers in a 31-28 come-from-behind victory over Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The super senior outside linebacker registered six tackles, including 3.0 TFL and 2.0 sacks, to help the Roadrunners record the largest comeback win in program history by erasing a 21-0 deficit. Hicks had a strip sack in the final stanza that resulted in a fumble recovery and 12-yard return by Lorenzo Dantzler to the Tigers 7-yard line, eventually leading to the game-tying score. Hicks currently leads C-USA and ranks 14th in the nation in tackles for loss per game (1.7).
Brathwaite led the WKU defense with a career-high 15 total tackles (nine solo, six assisted) while adding a sack and a forced fumble against Big Ten opponent Indiana. A first-year starter, Brathwaite came into the season with 18 career tackles in 28 games at WKU. His 15 tackles tied for the fourth-most by a Hilltopper defender since the program joined FBS in 2009. The 15 tackles is tied for the most this season by a C-USA player.
Duplessis drilled a 42-yard field goal as time expired to complete a 31-28 comeback victory over Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The kick sealed the largest come-from-behind win in UTSA history and marked the second walk-off field goal in the last two seasons for the San Antonio native. Duplessis also made all four extra-point attempts in the win and he currently stands second in the FBS in field goals made per game (2.25). This marks Duplessis’ second Player of the Week honor this season (Sept. 6).
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