Welcome to week six of Charlotte 49ers football, as the Niners return home to take on the #24 Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The Bulldogs (4-1) are coming off a 55-7 win over Point from the NAIA and will be making the hour-plus trek up the highway to take on Charlotte (3-2), who defeated Presbyterian on the road 45-21 last week.
Enjoy the game! We’ll see if Charlotte can pull off the upset this afternoon against what will prove to be a formidable foe.
Kickoff Time: 12pm
Radio: WGZV-AM 730 in Charlotte (Matt Sweirad, pxp; Kevin Donnalley, color; Bobby Rosinski, sideline)
TV: WCCB-TV 18 in Charlotte (Ryan Rose, pxp; Kenny Moore, color; Brandon Davidow, sideline)
Audio Streams: Charlotte49ers.com (free)
Today is Military Appreciation Day. Not only will the Niners wear helmets with American flag trim, but both G-W and Charlotte’s ROTC have teamed up to do a relay run with the game ball. The run, which began at around 4:15 am with a moment of prayer and silence for veterans that have lost their lives serving our country along with a cannon salute, started at the 50-yard line of Coach Norman Harris in Boiling Springs and is set to end at gametime at the 50 yard line of McColl-Richardson Field.