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GAME NOTES: #NCCU football Hosts SC State on Thursday Night
Posted: 9/19/2017 12:36:00 PM
Complete Game Notes as PDF | VIDEO: Press Conference with Jerry Mack
South Carolina State University "Bulldogs" vs. North Carolina Central University "Eagles"
Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium (10,000 capacity/Mondoturf) - Durham, N.C.
S.C. State (1-1 overall, 0-0 MEAC); N.C. Central (1-1 overall, 0-0 MEAC)
Audio: NCCU Sports Network "GameCentral" at NCCUEaglePride.com (internet stream). Broadcast starts at 7:10 p.m. (Jonathan Duren, play-by-play; Joe Simmons, analyst).
TV/Video: ESPNU/WatchESPN (Eric Clemons, play-by-play; Jay Walker, analyst)
• Thursday will be the 23rd football meeting between S.C. State and NCCU since the two schools first played on Oct. 15, 1927. SCSU leads the series 12-10.
• The last time the Bulldogs came to Durham (Oct. 10, 2013), S.C. State beat the Eagles 44-3 in a Thursday night ESPNU contest.
• NCCU won the last meeting with S.C. State 48-35 at Orangeburg in 2014.
• Both NCCU and S.C. State are coming off 41-0 victories over CIAA teams. The Eagles blanked Shaw on Sept. 9, while the Bulldogs shut out Johnson C. Smith on Sept. 16.
• NCCU owns a 21-3 record against MEAC opponents in the last three seasons under head coach Jerry Mack, including a 3-0 mark against rival NC A&T.
• NCCU has won 15 consecutive conference games and nine straight home games.
• Fourth-year head coach Jerry Mack captured conference titles in each of his first three seasons at NCCU, and became the first head coach in school history to win 24 games in his first three years.
• Of NCCU's league-high 17 all-conference selections in 2016, all six of the Eagles' First Team All-MEAC honorees have moved on, as well as three Second Team All-MEAC picks.