Tuesday, October 25, 2016

S.C. State Bulldogs football at the 'real' part of the MEAC schedule

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- The ride in 2016 has gone from disappointing to both entertaining and pleasing for the South Carolina State football team.

But, literally, this is where the rubber meets the road in two tough conference road games the next two Saturdays.

It was hard for supporters of the Bulldogs program to see this year's team keeping its balance and focus after three straight season-opening losses to more powerful Football Bowl Subdivision programs (Central Florida, Louisiana Tech and Clemson).

But, three games into the Football Championship Subdivision schedule - and three games into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference portion of the schedule - S.C. State has three consecutive wins in its pocket.

The Bulldogs took a 30-3 homecoming win against Delaware State this past Saturday. That, along with recent wins at Florida A&M and at Howard, has the Bulldogs (3-3 overall, 3-0 in MEAC play) warmed up and a bit battle-tested to play higher-ranked MEAC competition this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hampton (3-2 in MEAC) and the following Saturday at top-rated North Carolina A&T (4-0 in MEAC).


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