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Middle Tennessee vs. Charlotte Prediction & Game Preview


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Middle Tennessee (6-4) vs. Charlotte (4-6) Game Preview

Broadcast

Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: McColl-Richardson Field, Charlotte, NC
Network: ESPN3

Just when it seemed like Charlotte was going to turn a major corner as a program and get to six wins and go bowling, it blew the layup, losing to Rice in a horrible collapse at home to make the post-season trip far, far more of a fight now.

The 49ers are still alive, but they need to beat Middle Tennessee and UTSA to get it done. After winning three games in four, and after having the game against the Owls done, only to blow it, it’s not far-fetched to hope for the rebound.

Charlotte has a nice run defense and its ground game is strong enough to control the game if it can win on third downs. And it’ll have to, considering the Middle Tennessee passing game is about to go off.

All of a sudden, the Blue Raiders went from deadly and dangerous to a total and complete disaster. They’re bowl eligible, but it’s like they can’t stop screwing up now.

How does a team this good possibly lose to Marshall 42-17 and get blown out by UTSA 45-25? Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

Middle Tennessee has given the ball away four times in each of the last two games with Brent Stockstill out for the year with an arm injury, and freshman John Urzua is having a hard time picking up the slack. He threw for 220 yards against Marshall, but the interceptions were a problem.

Unlike the last few weeks, now the running game has to start working. I’Tavius Mathers has to be a factor, and Urzua has to go off against the awful 49er secondary.

It’s been two games, but the Blue Raiders still won’t be able to rebound without Stockstill. In the home finale, Charlotte will get the job done to set up a shot at bowl eligibility in San Antonio.

No collapse this week.

Middle Tennessee vs. Charlotte Prediction

Final Score

Charlotte 41, Middle Tennessee 34

Line

Middle Tennessee -4, o/u: 61

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