Yesterday was the first ever football game for UNC Charlotte. It was quite a day!
I was lucky enough to be one of the students that got a ticket to this game and I was beyond thrilled. Since before I was even a student at Charlotte, all I've heard about is how football is coming and this year, we got to watch the stadium go up. This first game is the culmination of three years of waiting for football to get here and as a proud senior, I could not wait to be a part of this day.
I got to spend the morning tailgating with my Levine family thanks to Dr. Mike and his wife, which was so much fun!
At 9:49am, everyone lined the walkway to the stadium to cheer as the football players and coaches walked by headed to the game. It was so cool to be there starting this new tradition of supporting our players and celebrating the game. After the players went by, we followed the players up to the stadium to continue the 49er walk.
We stood in line for forever and got great seats once we were inside. You could feel the excitement in the air. There was an incredible flag that filled the entire field during the national anthem and the noise during kickoff was unbelievably loud.
Then we proceeded to let Campbell know that we meant business.
Within forty-five seconds of the game starting, we intercepted a Campbell pass and took it in for a touchdown. I had goosebumps from excitement and the stadium went nuts! It was such an incredible feeling to witness the first ever 49er football touchdown and be able to celebrate with my Niner family. That set the tone for the rest of the game and we ended up beating Campbell 52-7. I'd say that is certainly the best way to let people know we were here and the 49ers are a force to be reckoned with.
I have loved Charlotte since the day I joined the Niner family, but this weekend has made me prouder than ever. I can't wait to see what the rest of this season holds for our football team.
Check out some of the action from the game in this video:
And this story recaps the game great:
Until next time, GO NINERS!