HUNTINGTON — This is a different Charlotte team Marshall will face Saturday than it was a year ago.
Or for that matter, last month.
That was the advisory Thundering Herd coach Doc Holliday issued when discussing the 49ers, who are playing just their fourth year of football and second in the FBS and Conference USA.
There wasn’t much place to go but up after their C-USA introduction in 2015, when they lost their last 10 to finish 2-10. And they were going sideways from that in the first five games this year, with a lone win over Elon.