Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SCSU Bulldogs set sights on Howard after three-week hiatus

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- It’s one thing for a college football coach to describe the non-conference schedule as one season and the conference schedule as another season. That helps in measuring goals achieved against varied competition.

But, for the Bulldogs of South Carolina State, this really feels like a second season is about to begin with this Saturday’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game at Howard University in Washington, D.C. at 1 p.m.

The last game the Bulldogs (1-3 overall, 1-0 in MEAC play) were able to play was a 48-14 win at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla. on Sept. 24. The next week the team had its bye week after four straight road games to open the season. Then, this past week, the scheduled Oct. 8 home opener against Bethune-Cookman was postponed to Nov. 26, due to Hurricane Matthew’s destructive wind and rains delivered to the East Coast.

So, after three weeks of mid-season practices with no opponent to step on the field against, S.C. State is more than ready to have a game, a challenge, and an opportunity to see some more competition. It matters little that the opponent is 1-5 this season and 1-2 in conference play. Just being able to have a game, instead of another practice against teammates, is something the Bulldogs relish.


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