The Tennessee Volunteers have added the Charlotte 49ers to their 2018 football schedule, UT’s official website indicates.
Tennessee will host Charlotte at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on a date to be announced. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.
The Charlotte 49ers started their football program in 2013. In both seasons as an FCS Independent, Charlotte has finished with a 5-6 record. The program is transitioning to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and officially joins Conference USA on July 1.
Tennessee now has two non-conference games scheduled for the 2018 season. The Volunteers open against the West Virginia Mountaineers, coincidentally, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sept. 1.
Charlotte now has three games scheduled in 2018. The 49ers are also slated to host Appalachian State on Sept. 8 and travel to UMass on Sept. 22.