The Charlotte 49ers football program will host its annual Green-White Spring Game, Saturday at 6 pm at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The 49ers, coached by Brad Lambert, are preparing for their fifth season of football and third at the FBS level as a member of Conference USA.
The 49ers Green-White game will pit the offense (white) vs. the defense (green) with a modified scoring system. In addition to scoring plays, points will be awarded to the offense for first downs (2), explosive passes of over 20 yards (2) and explosive runs of over 10 yards (2). The defense will be awarded points for forcing a turnover (3), recording a sack (2) or tackle for loss (2), forcing a three-and-out (2) and making a stop in the red zone (3). The spring game is scheduled to span three periods with the coaching staff setting the ball to offer a variety of game scenarios.
After the game, fans will be allowed on field to take part in field goal kicking; blocking tackling dummies and getting autographs from the 49ers players and coaches.