The Charlotte 49ers take on the Campbell Fighting Camels in the Niners’ inaugural game in program history. Over 15,000 fans will be packed into Jerry Richardson Stadium to partake in this historic event.
Kickoff Time: 12pm
TV Channel: WCCB-TV (Ryan Rose, pxp; Kenny Moore, color; Brandon Davidow, sideline; Kelli Bartik/Jon Wilson, Features)
Radio: WGZV-AM 730 (Matt Sweirad, pxp; Kevin Donnalley, color; Bobby Rosinski, sideline)
Live Stream: Charlotte49ers.com
Campbell is coming off a 1-10 season in 2012. They are coached by first-year man Mike Minter, the former Carolina Panther standout. The starting QB will be Liberty transfer Brian Hudson–Hudson gets the call ahead of Dakota Wolf, who led the team in many major statistical categories–but did so with very little output (just 89.0 ypg passing, three touchdowns through the air, 68.6 ypg on the ground and seven rushing touchdowns). Ben Bolling only managed 21 ypg receiving but that led the team. leading sack man isaac Scott (7.5) returns on the defense.
For the Niners, there are no stats to speak of, because it’s their first game. There are sure to be many expectations placed on them by various people, but Niners head coach Brad Lambert feels confident that once the team runs out of the tunnel, they’ll be ready to play some football. Enjoy the game, and I’ll catch up with you all on the other side.