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Charlotte, App State OK football series
N.C. schools will play in 2018, 2019
 
Published Monday, February 3, 2014 12:09 pm
by Herbert L White

The Charlotte 49ers and Appalachian State will start an in-state football rivalry beginning in 2018.

Charlotte will host the first game at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Sept. 8, 2018. The 49ers will travel to Appalachian State’s Kidd Brewer Stadium on Sept. 7, 2019.

“We are thrilled to make this announcement,” Charlotte Director of Athletics Judy Rose said. “Adding a series against an in-state opponent that has the tradition and history of Appalachian State is important to the continued growth of our program.  We can’t thank (Appalachian State AD) Charlie Cobb and coach (Scott) Satterfield enough.  We know our fans have been looking forward to this possibility and it’s a natural step as both programs transition into FBS play.”

Charlotte, which will be in the FBS Conference USA by that time, is transitioning as Appalachian State makes the move up from the Football Championship Subdivision, where the Mountaineers have three national titles. 

“It’s a game that should be played and I’m glad that we were able to get it on our schedule,” said 49ers head football coach Brad Lambert.  “We’re excited about the opportunity to play a great program from right here in our region.  This will be fun for our fans and I’m sure they will be excited as well.”

Charlotte went 5-7 in its inaugural season in 2013.  The 49ers will compete as an FCS independent again in 2014 and will join Conference USA for football in 2015. The program will have an opportunity to earn full FBS status with bowl eligibility in 2016.

“Since Charlotte announced it was beginning a football program several years ago, it has been a priority to try to arrange a series that would be great for our student-athletes and fans,” Cobb said. “We hope that it is a series that will extend well past this initial two-year arrangement and become a showcase for FBS football in western North Carolina and beyond.”

“It’s exciting to set up a series with Charlotte,” Mountaineers head coach Scott Satterfield.  “The proximity of our campuses, the similarity of our schools and the familiarity that our student-athletes have with each other from the high-school level make it a natural rivalry. It will be a great series for both schools’ fans and for college football in North Carolina.”

 

 

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