Watch Charlotte vs. Duke: TV channel, live stream info, start time. The Duke Blue Devils and the Charlotte 49ers are opening their 2021 seasons against one another at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Jerry Richardson Stadium. Coming off of an uninspired 2-9 last-season record, Duke has set their aspirations higher this year. Likewise, last year was nothing to brag about for Charlotte (2-4), so the team is looking forward to a new start.
Duke @ Charlotte
Last Season Records: Charlotte 2-4; Duke 2-9
A couple last-season stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Few squads threw more interceptions than the Blue Devils, who were picked off 19 times. To make matters even worse for Duke, Charlotte threw only two interceptions last season, the fifth best among all teams in the nation.
Duke is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Jerry Richardson Stadium -- Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Blue Devils are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the 49ers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blue Devils as a 7-point favorite.
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Duke won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
Oct 31, 2020 - Duke 53 vs. Charlotte 19
The Duke Blue Devils and Charlotte 49ers meet up in Week 1 at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will air on CBS Sports Network. Both teams struggled through disappointing 2020 seasons and will look to get back on track.
Duke finished with a 2-9 overall record last year and turned the ball over a ton. The Blue Devils led the country with 39 turnovers in just 11 games, so that significant turnover rate will likely improve dramatically. Meanwhile, Charlotte followed up their first ever bowl appearance with a 2-4 season in 2020. Despite the slip, Will Healy is a young coach on the rise likely to hear his name mentioned for bigger jobs if the 49ers can bounce back.
If you aren’t around a TV to watch the game on Friday you can stream the game directly with CBS Sports Network or via their mobile apps. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access CBS for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.