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App State quarterback Zac Thomas is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a 5-yard touchdown late in the first quarter of the 2018 matchup against the Charlotte 49ers.

The only thing standing between Appalachian State and an off week is an in-state opponent.

App State and Charlotte kick off at 3:30 Saturday in Boone, the Mountaineers’ second straight home game to start the 2019 season.

The game pits two first-year head coaches against each other in Eli Drinkwitz and Will Healy. Both opened the season with wins for their respective teams.

Here are five things to know for when the Mountaineers and 49ers meet at Kidd Brewer Stadium:

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