Game Notes: JMU football on the road at Charlotte

jmu logoAfter an off week, JMU football returns to action on the road, traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Charlotte 49ers.

The Coaches: James Madison head coach Everett Withers (Appalachian State, ’86) is in his first season at JMU with a 4-3 mark and second as a head coach overall with an 11-9 record. This will be a homecoming for Withers, as he grew up in Charlotte, attending Charlotte Senior High School.

Charlotte head coach Brad Lambert (Kansas State, ’87) is in his second season with the 49ers and as a head coach overall with an 8-10 record.

History With Charlotte: This is the second meeting between JMU and Charlotte, as the Dukes won last year’s meeting 34-7 at Bridgeforth Stadium during the 49ers’ inaugural season of playing college football.

Coach Withers on Charlotte: Charlotte is in its second season of playing football and the Dukes won handily last fall in Harrisonburg.  JMU coach Everett Withers notes that one year can make a big difference for a start-up program.


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