James Foster, the backup quarterback, and Chris Reynolds,

the starting quarterback, are both clearly out of competition today.

Redshirt freshman Xavier Williams will start,

according to ESPN's Pete Thamel, who 1st reported.

Thamel said that "Charlotte is expected to start third-row QB Xavier Williams today

against Maryland." "The top two quarterbacks for the 49ers,

junior transfer James Foster and returning standout Chris Reynolds, are both out.

Williams, a redshirt freshman, is debuting in his career."

Williams has featured in only one game this year.