Tuesday, September 27, 2016
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- Did you hear it on Monday, resonating from the South Carolina State campus?
No, not the Marching 101 practicing their sound, but rather the collective exhale from Bulldogs head football coach Buddy Pough and everyone involved in the football program.
After three straight weeks of road losses to Football Bowl Subdivision teams, the Bulldogs captured that elusive first win of the 2016 season with a 48-14 win to open Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday.
That satisfaction is coupled with the fact that S.C. State is now on its bye week on the season schedule, leaving the Bulldogs 14 days between their last game and their next game. On Saturday, Oct. 8, S.C. State will finally get the chance to play a home game, with a 1:30 p.m. start against Bethune-Cookman on Willie E. Jeffries Field inside Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.