BETHUNE-COOKMAN AT NORFOLK STATE
Time: 2 p.m
TV: ESPN3 (online); tape-delayed on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.
When the Spartans (1-5, 0-3 MEAC) meet winless Bethune-Cookman at 2 p.m. today , Scott said they’ll do so with an enthusiasm that belies their disappointing record. With five games to be played and NSU’s first winning season since 2011 still mathematically possible, all is not lost.
“I’m extremely excited that my guys are still ready to go,” Scott said. “You look at their demeanor, their tempo in practice. Nobody’s out here pouting. Nobody’s out here screwing around. These guys are looking forward to winning a game.”
They should be ready. More than two weeks have passed since NSU’s 35-0 loss at North Carolina A&T on Oct. 6. The Spartans believe they’ve put that time to good use, balancing rest and extra practice while re-evaluating their definition of a successful season.