The Charlotte 49ers football team looks to go 3-0 against the visiting North Carolina Central Eagles. Can they carry the momentum of back-to-back blowout wins, or will the Eagles soar in and spoil the homestand? Here’s our pregame roundtable with our thoughts and predictions on the game.
Everyone believes that this will be the first true test of the year for this team–I agree, but I think that the Niners will still win this one. If they can stop the Eagles on the ground (QB Jordan Reid can get it done both passing and rushing the football), limit penalties and give Matt Johnson time to do his thing, they’ll be walking off the field 3-0. Charlotte 34, N.C. Central 7
Facing their toughest test of the season so far the 49ers will have to play tough defense and limit turnovers to come out victorious. Overall the task may be too tough. Final score: N.C. Central 28, Charlotte 14.
This game should be a lot closer than the last two, but I still see Charlotte winning by a few scores. NCCU has had a rough beginning to their season with their head coach being fired prior to the start of the year, but interim head coach Dwayne Foster should have his team ready to go. It should be a hostile environment at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday, which should help the Niners earn another W. Charlotte 31, N.C. Central 17
North Carolina Central comes into The Rich this week and should prove to be the best barometer to date for the Charlotte 49ers. The Eagles are the first full-scholarship FCS opponent the Niners have faced and it will likely show on the field. I expect the 49ers to overcome their lack of “old guys” and defeat NCCU in a close game. Charlotte 28, N.C. Central 21