Week Two Preview: Charlotte

Head Coach: Will Healy, 4th year at Charlotte, 14-17
6th year overall, 27-38
2021 Record: Overall: 5-7, Conference: 3-5
2022 Record: 0-2

Charlotte is coming off back to back losses to FAU and a embarrassing loss to William and Mary.

Charlotte 49ers Preview: Offense

Eight starters are back to the spread attack that keeps things moving and does a great job of controlling the time of possession. It starts with Veteran quarterback Chris Reynolds. He’s not all that big, but he’s a good runner, knows what he’s doing with the passing game, and he doesn’t turn the ball over enough to matter.
The top three receivers are back with a good-sized group. The work gets spread out among Grant DuBose, Victor Tucker, and Elijah Spencer, they’re all 6-2. All of the top rushers are back. Calvin Camp and former Iowa transfer Shadrick Byrd for a good rotation, they combined for close to 1,300 yards and seven touchdowns ,to go along with Reynolds’ ability to get on the move. They all get to work behind a small line that returns four starters.

Charlotte 49ers Preview: Defense

The defense was among the worst in the country in pass efficiency defense, allowing 465 yards per game overall and was the worst in Conference USA at getting into the backfield, and allowed 34 points per game last season.

Charlotte 49ers: Key Player To The 2022 Season
DT Jalar Holley, Sophomore

The former Miami transfer found work right away on the defensive interior as one of the better options in the rotation. He only made 13 tackles with a sack and two tackles for loss, but he’s got the combination of strength and quickness to be more of a factor.

Charlotte 49ers: Key Transfer
DE Amir Siddiq, Sr.
A true hybrid, the 6-2, 245-pounder found his way at Central Michigan defense with 33 tackles, four sacks, and 9.5 tackles for loss.