Saturday, November 26, 2016
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- South Carolina State head football coach Buddy Pough recognizes that there are a few factors encouraging his Bulldogs to finish the season with a win on Saturday at home against Bethune-Cookman.
A final Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win for the 11 seniors on the team is one factor.
Finishing the campaign with back-to-back conference wins is something else to factor into the equation.
But with young players who have aspirations of playing professional football, along with a 55-year-old who just played his way into the NCAA history books a week ago, there are other factors to consider.
“We have pro scouts around pretty much every day,” Pough said. “Then, after the pro scouts, you get this deal here with ESPN cameras at our practice this week; so there’s always something to give you a little bit of inspiration to go out and do your very best.”
A win won’t make it a winning season for the Bulldogs. But it would make it a winning season in MEAC play. S.C. State comes in with a 4-6 overall record, but a 4-3 record in MEAC competition. The Wildcats, meanwhile, come in with a 4-5 overall record and a 4-3 record in MEAC play.