Tuesday, September 20, 2016
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- SC State head football coach Buddy Pough readily admits he never wants to have three straight FBS-level programs on the Bulldogs schedule again.
Playing at Central Florida, Louisiana Tech and Clemson the past three Saturdays was an experience, but not one Pough or members of his program want to relive.
In three losses, the Bulldogs were shut out twice and lost by a total score of 150-24, with the most lopsided loss coming on Saturday at Clemson in a 59-0 defeat.
Of course, Pough and his team knew this was going to be a tough September, perhaps the toughest any SC State football team has ever faced, in terms of competition.
But, even with the Bulldogs athletic department bringing in right around $1 million in funding from the three larger FBS programs for enduring the back-to-back-to-back road losses, there is still little consolation for a young team trying to improve each week.