Through 3 Quarters

Down two at the end of last quarter, the Florida Atlantic Owls have now snagged the lead. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Charlotte 49ers 28-9 three quarters in.

QB N'Kosi Perry has led the way so far for Florida Atlantic, as he has passed for three TDs and 225 yards on 11 attempts in addition to picking up 30 yards on the ground. Charlotte has been riding high on the performance of WR Grant DuBose, who has snatched one receiving TD.

This is tied with the least points the 49ers have had yet this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Florida Atlantic @ Charlotte

Current Records: Florida Atlantic 3-3; Charlotte 4-2

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Charlotte 49ers are heading back home. Their week off comes to an end as they meet up with the Florida Atlantic Owls at 7:30 p.m. ET at Jerry Richardson Stadium Thursday. The 49ers are out to stop a six-game streak of losses at home.

Charlotte bagged a 45-33 victory over the FIU Panthers two weeks ago. Charlotte's QB Chris Reynolds did his thing and passed for four TDs and 203 yards on 27 attempts.

Charlotte's defense was a presence as well, as it got past FIU's offensive line to sack the QB five times for a total loss of 40 yards. Leading the way was DE Markees Watts and his two sacks. Watts now has three sacks through six games.

Meanwhile, the matchup between Florida Atlantic and the UAB Blazers two weeks ago was not a total blowout, but with the Owls falling 31-14 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. QB N'Kosi Perry had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite two touchdowns, he threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball once with only 193 yards passing.

The 49ers are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

Charlotte is now 4-2 while Florida Atlantic sits at 3-3. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Charlotte is 219th worst in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game, with 221.5 on average. Florida Atlantic has experienced some rushing struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 203rd most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 11 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jerry Richardson Stadium -- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
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  • Ticket Cost: $20.00


The Owls are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the 49ers, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Owls as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Florida Atlantic have won four out of their last six games against Charlotte.

  • Oct 03, 2020 - Florida Atlantic 21 vs. Charlotte 17
  • Sep 28, 2019 - Florida Atlantic 45 vs. Charlotte 27
  • Nov 24, 2018 - Charlotte 27 vs. Florida Atlantic 24
  • Nov 25, 2017 - Florida Atlantic 31 vs. Charlotte 12
  • Oct 09, 2016 - Charlotte 28 vs. Florida Atlantic 23
  • Sep 26, 2015 - Florida Atlantic 17 vs. Charlotte 7