Monday, November 8, 2021

Bulldogs Remain Perfect In MEAC With Win Over Howard

ORANGEBURG, SC— Defense, came up big once again for the Bulldogs as South Carolina State survived a tough battle, 15-12, over the visiting Howard Bison Saturday (Nov. 6th) at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium. Sophomore defensive end Patrick Godbolt had a career day with nine (9) tackles, two (2) sacks for 21-yards, 4 tackles for loss for 25-yards and one force fumble. Redshirt sophomore Jablonski Green added an extra lift on the defensive front with six (6) tackles for loss for 29-yards, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. Freshman running back Kendrell Flowers led the ground attack with 23 carries for 58-yards and a touchdown. Senior wide receiver Will Vereen finished with six (6) catches for 60-yards. The Bulldogs jumped out to an 12-3 lead off a 30-yard field goal by Gavyn Zimmerman at 6:37 mark in the second half. The Bison managed to get on the board with 0:12 seconds remaining in the half off a 2-yard pass from Hollingsworth to Antoine Murray to cut the lead 10-12. Zimmerman connected once again on a 31-yard field goal to push the lead to 15-10. A costly safety by the Bulldogs pulled Howard with a score, but it wasn't enough as South Carolina State held on to a 15-12 victory. SC State improves to 5-4 overall, 4-0 in the MEAC to remain in 1st of the league race, while Howard drops to 2-7 overall, 1-3 in the league. Next up South Carolina State host N.C. A&T State in a non-conference matchup Saturday, Nov. 13th at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium/Willie Jeffries Field. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Aggies and Bulldogs will meet on the gridiron for the first time in school history






 LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The South Carolina State Bulldogs return to action Saturday (Sept. 18th), when they take on host the Aggies of New Mexico State in a non-conference matchup at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Kick-off is 6 p.m. (MT) and 8 p.m. (EST).

 

THE SERIES: This will be the first meeting between the two teams in school history.


MEDIA COVERAGE: TV: FloFootball  

RADIO: SC State Bulldog Football Radio Network with play-by-play announcer Ernest Robinson and analyst William "Bill" Hamilton

Orangeburg: 92.9 FM / 1580 AM (ESPN Orangeburg)

Columbia: 105.1 FM

Camden: 99.5 FM / 1130 AM

Florence: 98.7 FM

Florence/Sumter/Myrtle Beach: 1080 AM

Internet: https://zeno.fm/WPJKAM/

Phone: 641-552-5120


BULLDOG BITES:

 

Graduate defensive back Decobie Durant was named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

LAST TIMEOUT

*Despite the loss, the Bulldogs put together a solid effort with the offensive line playing lights out not giving up a sack on the day. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. finished 10-of-24-1 for 132-yards.


*Senior Will Vereen proven to be Fields, Jr. favorite target on the day finished with four (4) catches for 96-yards. Redshirt freshman running back Kendrell Flowers provided a steady effort on the ground with 11 carries for 53-yards.


*Freshman kicker Dyson Roberts led the special teams with 11 punts for 449-yards with an average of 40.8 yards per punt and a long of 55-yards, three inside the 20 and two touchbacks. Dyson also provided the Bulldogs only score of the day connecting on a 27-yard field goal.


*BJ Davis led the charge on defense with seven tackles, while Jalen Barr, Jaylen Evans, and Aaron Smith all posted five tackles, respectively.


*All-American defensive back Decobie Durant was the spark on defense with two (2) interceptions against a high-powered Tiger offense. Durant also added three tackles and two pass breakups in the loss.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. finished 14-of-28-2 for 213-yards and a touchdown. Fields added nine (9) rushes for 89-yards and a score in the loss.


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Sunday, September 12, 2021

ACC Power No. 6 Clemson Down Bulldogs, 49-3





 CLEMSON, SC—Playing in front a roaring stadium of 78,609 Tiger fans, South Carolina State dropped their second-straight contest to ACC power No. 6 Clemson, 49-3, Saturday (Sept.11th) evening inside Memorial Stadium.


Despite the loss, the Bulldogs put together a solid effort with the offensive line playing lights out not giving up a sack on the day. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. finished 10-of-24-1 for 132-yards.


Senior Will Vereen proven to be Fields, Jr. favorite target on the day finished with four (4) catches for 96-yards. Redshirt freshman running back Kendrell Flowers provided a steady effort on the ground with 11 carries for 53-yards.


Freshman kicker Dyson Roberts led the special teams with 11 punts for 449-yards with an average of 40.8 yards per punt and a long of 55-yards, three inside the 20 and two touchbacks. Dyson also provided the Bulldogs only score of the day connecting on a 27-yard field goal.


BJ Davis led the charge on defense with seven tackles, while Jalen Barr, Jaylen Evans, and Aaron Smith all posted five tackles, respectively.


All-American defensive back Decobie Durant was the spark on defense with two (2) interceptions against a high-powered Tiger offense. Durant also added three tackles and two pass breakups in the loss.


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Bulldogs Take On ACC Foe No. 7 Clemson

CLEMSON, SC—The South Carolina State Bulldogs will face their biggest challenge of the to season when they take on nationally-ranked powerhouse No. 7 Clemson Saturday (Sept. 11th) at Memorial Stadium (81,000). Kick-off is 5 p.m. (EST)


THE SERIES: Clemson leads the series 3-0, with the last time the two teams met on the gridiron the Tigers prevailed 59-0 (9/7/16) at home.


MEDIA COVERAGE: TV: ACC Network   

RADIO: SC State Bulldog Football Radio Network with play-by-play announcer Ernest Robinson and analyst William "Bill" Hamilton

Orangeburg: 92.9 FM / 1580 AM (ESPN Orangeburg)

Columbia: 105.1 FM

Camden: 99.5 FM / 1130 AM

Florence: 98.7 FM

Florence/Sumter/Myrtle Beach: 1080 AM

Internet: https://zeno.fm/WPJKAM/

Phone: 641-552-5120


BULLDOG BITES:

South Carolina State finished the spring season with a 3-1 overall, 2-0 MEAC record.

Head coach Buddy Pough the Winningest Coach in School History is entering his 20th season at the helm with an 136-75 overall record. He has coached the Bulldogs to seven (7) MEAC Championships during his tenure.

SC State was picked to finish 1st in the Preseason MEAC Race; Nine Bulldogs were named to the Preseason All-MEAC Team.

Three Bulldogs Named to the BCFHOF Player of the Year Watch list in seniors Chad Gilchrist (LB), Decobie Durant (DB) and Shaquan Davis (WR).

Graduate defensive back Decobie Durant named to the FCS Stats Preseason All-American Team as well as being name Preseason MEAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Former SC State standout and All-Pro defensive back Donnie Shell was inducted in the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame. He is the fourth(4th) Bulldog to earn the prestigious honor.

Former Bulldog standout and All-Pro Robert Porcher was among five honorees inducted into the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.

LAST TIMEOUT

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. finished 14-of-28-2 for 213-yards and a touchdown. Fields added nine (9) rushes for 89-yards and a score in the loss.

 Shaquan Davis added a team-high five (5) catches for 140-yards and a touchdown

Redshirt freshman Kendrell Flowers  14 carries for 80—yards and three (3) touchdowns. Graduate running back Alex James finished with 13 carries for 73-yards.


Special teams performed extremely well with Rakim White exciting the crowd with 106 All-Purpose yards to go along with freshman punter Dyson Roberts five (5) punts for 167-yards (33.4 yards per punt) with a long of 42-yards.


The Bulldog offense finished with 455-yards total offense including 242 rushing yards and 268 passing.


BJ Davis led the charge on defense with and senior linebacker Chad Gilchrist finished with a team-high 10 tackles each.


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Sunday, September 5, 2021

SC State Falls Short On The Road In Season Opener




NORMAL, AL—Redshirt sophomore quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. finished 14-of-28-2 for 213-yards and a touchdown, while Shaquan Davis added a team-high five (5) catches for 140-yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough as South Carolina State dropped its season opener, 42-41, to Alabama A&M Saturday (Sept. 4th) at Louis Crews Stadium.

Redshirt freshman Kendrell Flowers posted a solid day running the ball with 14 carries for 80—yards and three (3) touchdowns. Fields added nine (9) rushes for 89-yards and a score in the loss. Graduate running back Alex James finished with 13 carries for 73-yards.

Special teams performed extremely well with Rakim White exciting the crowd with 106 All-Purpose yards to go along with freshman punter Dyson Roberts five (5) punts for 167-yards (33.4 yards per punt) with a long of 42-yards.

The Bulldog offense finished with 455-yards total offense including 242 rushing yards and 268 passing.

BJ Davis led the charge on defense with a team-high eight (8) tackles, while senior linebacker Chad Gilchrist added seven (7).

Next up South Carolina State travel to take on nationally ranked Clemson Saturday (Sept. 11th) in Death Valley. Kick-off is set for 5 p.m.

Monday, August 16, 2021

South Carolina State University Athletics - After first scrimmage, photo time for Bulldogs


South Carolina State University Athletics - After first scrimmage, photo time for Bulldogs: Saturday afternoon the 2021 South Carolina State football team emerged from its locker room in white jerseys and garnet pants and hit the field at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

South Carolina State University Athletics - FB: Bulldogs Practice In Full Gear; Pough Likes Depth On Defensive Line


South Carolina State University Athletics - FB: Bulldogs Practice In Full Gear; Pough Likes Depth On Defensive Line: ORANGEBURG, SC – South Carolina State suited up in full gear with some contact Wednesday (Aug. 11th) in an 9:30 a.m. morning session for a two-hour workout during preseason drills inside O.C. Dawson Stadium/Willie Jeffries Field.