N.C. Central welcomed the
back to earth with a 40-13 college
football victory Saturday against the 49ers at Richardson Stadium. Charlotte
In losing for the first time in their inaugural season, the 49ers (2-1) gave the Eagles (2-1) plenty of help, turning the ball over seven times (five coming on interceptions thrown by quarterback Matt Johnson).
It doesn’t get any easier – in fact, it becomes far tougher – for the 49ers next Saturday when they travel to
to play 17th-ranked James Madison. Harrisonburg, Va.
The 49ers did themselves no favors against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s Eagles, a program playing its fourth season in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Johnson, who feasted on the defenses of nonscholarship Campbell and Division II Chowan, completed 35-of-52 passes for 335 yards. But
overcome those five interceptions. The 49ers’ special teams allowed Wilkins
return for a TD to open the second half, had a field goal blocked and missed an
extra point. Charlotte
And, with the score still close in the first half, Eagles quarterback Jordan Reid was able to escape trouble on several occasions to keep N.C. Central drives alive.