Charlotte (0-0) at Campbell (0-0)
Scouting the Camels
Campbell has 18 starters returning from a team that lost 52-7 to Charlotte and went 3-9 last season … The Camels’ offensive line returns all five starters, led by center Dalton Brown and left guard Will Sawyer, both of whom are on preseason all-star lists … Defensive lineman Ugonna Awuruonye played for Campbell coach Mike Minter at Concord’s First Assembly Christian … Senior quarterback Dakota Wolf played in seven games last season, completing 73.1 percent of his passes … The Camels, a nonscholarship Football Championship Subdivision program, play at Appalachian State next week.
Matchup to watch
Charlotte NG Larry Ogunjobi vs. Campbell C Dalton Brown: Ogunjobi anchor’s Charlotte’s 3-4 defense, and he played well in last season’s game against Campbell, finishing with 1.0 tackle-for-loss and helping the 49ers limit the Camels to 287 yards in total offense. Brown went on to earn second-team all-Pioneer League honors and anchors an offensive line that returns all five starters.
By the numbers
1 More yard needed by QB Matt Johnson last season to total 3,000 total yards (2,581 passing, 418 rushing).
3 Running back Kalif Phillips’ jersey number (changed from 25 last season).
4 Consecutive home games to finish season (James Madison, Coastal Carolina, Wesley, Morehead State).
16 Starters returning for Charlotte (8 offense, 8 defense).
“Two guys are going to show up for sure: That guy named Momentum, sometimes you’ve got to fight him. And Mr. Adversity will be there as well.” – 49ers coach Brad Lambert.