Tuesday, August 23, 2016

S.C. State must survive early challenges to make run at another MEAC title

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough joked that he should fire the person responsible for the Bulldogs’ 2016 football schedule.

Of course, that would mean Pough would have to dismiss himself.

The Bulldogs, coming off a 7-4 season and a respectable 6-2 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, should be league contenders this fall.

That is, if they can survive the first month of the season.

With the university and athletic department financially strapped, Pough had to schedule what in the business are known as “money games” to generate revenue for the cash-starved football program.

Not only do the Bulldogs open the season with three straight games against FBS teams, including Clemson, but all three games are on the road.


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