Charlotte (3-3) at The Citadel (1-4)
2 p.m., Johnson Hagood Stadium
Radio: WFNZ (610-AM)
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Scouting The Citadel
The Bulldogs’ only victory was a 37-14 decision against Gardner-Webb, which beat Charlotte last week 27-24 ... The Citadel quarterback Aaron Miller (Clover, S.C., High) leads a triple-option offense that averages 279.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks fifth nationally and first in the Southern Conference ... Brown (76.2 yards per game) is one of five Bulldog players who average more than 40 yards rushing ... The Bulldogs are young, with 16 true or redshirt freshman having played ... First-year coach Mike Houston comes from Lenoir-Rhyne, where he led the Bears to last season’s NCAA Division II championship game.
Matchup to watch
Charlotte OT Danny Book vs. The Citadel DE Justin Oxendine: The Bulldogs already have 14 sacks this season (10 coming against Gardner-Webb), with Oxendine and linebacker Tevin Floyd with 3.5 each. Charlotte’s offensive line, with Book playing a key role, has allowed just five sacks in six games.
• This is the 49ers’ final road game of the season (five of Charlotte’s first seven were away from home). After a bye next week, the 49ers finish with four consecutive games at Richardson Stadium (with another bye on Nov. 1).
• Two reasons why Charlotte’s time of possession is 24.40 per game: The 49er’ have five touchdowns of 50 or more yards in their past five games, which is good. Charlotte’s third-down conversion rate is 25 percent, which is not so good.
• 49ers receiver Austin Duke has four consecutive 100-plus yard games with at least one touchdown catch.
• Charlotte opponents have made five-of-15 field-goal attempts this season. The Citadel’s Eric Goins is seven-for-seven.
By the numbers
92.0 Percent success in red zone by Charlotte’s offense.
5.3 Average margin of 49ers’ three defeats.
4 Tackles for loss last week by NT Larry Ogunjobi against Gardner-Webb, a school record.
549 More rushing yards for Charlotte than opponents (1,283-734), on four more carries.