CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chris Reynolds threw two touchdown passes as Charlotte ran up an early lead and never looked back, beating Massachusetts 52-17 on Saturday.
Reynolds had 155 yards passing for the 49ers (2-1). Benny LeMay ran for 113 yards on 16 carries.
Charlotte scored 28-unanswered points, beginning with a 46-yard touchdown strike from Reynolds to Cameron Dollar on the third play of the game. Ishod Finger scored from a yard out to make it 14-0 and, on the first play following the ensuing kickoff, Henry Segura picked off UMass QB Andrew Brito and returned it 49 yards for another touchdown to make it 21-0 with 4:11 left in the first quarter.
Reynolds struck again early in the second, this time to Tyler Ringwood, for a 28-0 advantage. UMass managed a touchdown and a field goal late in the half but it made little difference as a 53-yard field goal by Jonathan Cruz in the final second put the 49ers up 31-10 at halftime.
UMass scored just once in the second half, on a 42-yard punt return for a touchdown by Isaiah Rodgers.
Brito threw for 127 yards and a score for the Minutemen (0-3).
Kansas Jayhawks place football coach Les Miles on leave after conduct at LSU investigated
Kansas has placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave, a decision that came after investigations into his conduct while at LSU in 2013 were made public this week.
Former Tennessee Volunteers interim coach Kevin Steele not retained, will still receive salary
Former Tennessee Volunteers interim head coach Kevin Steele will not be retained on Josh Heupel's staff, but will receive his full $900,000 salary over the next two years.
UConn Huskies extend contracts of basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach Randy Edsall
The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it has agreed to two-year contract extensions for football coach Randy Edsall and men's basketball coach Dan Hurley.
Investigation into LSU football reveals firing recommended for coach Les Miles in 2013
The firing of Les Miles was recommended by LSU's AD in 2013, according to an investigation that also revealed the school failed to appropriately report sexual misconduct and abuse incidents involving members of the athletic department.
FCS college football Week 3 preview
North Dakota State looks to bounce back after a baffling blowout loss, Deion Sanders and Jackson State face the first test of the season, and newly anointed No. 1 James Madison has a chance to prove its ranking.
College football's most compelling spring storylines
Is this the year Georgia finally catches up to Alabama? How will McKenzie Milton fare at Florida State? Breaking down everything to know about this year's spring football.