FSU Broncos to Face ECSU in Upcoming 20th Annual DEVFC Press Conference

Aug. 1, 2017

Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University will participate in a press conference that will officially announce activities surrounding the 20th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic. A game pitting Elizabeth City State University against the Broncos at the Rocky Mount Municipal Stadium. The presser will be hosted by the city of Rocky Mount, this Thursday, August 3rd in the third-floor council chambers of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building.

 

On September 12, 1998, Fayetteville State accepted the Vikings challenge in the inaugural DEVFC and prevailed 10-7. FSU currently maintains a 5-2 advantage in the classic. The last time these two CIAA foes encountered each other in the Rocky Mount Municipal Stadium was in 2013 when the Broncos avenged a previous two-game losing streak to ECSU with 31-27 contest. The Broncos also hold a 22-point scoring advantage against Elizabeth City State in the classic.

 

“As always, the city of Rocky Mount is excited to be the site for the annual press conference, the football classic, and the many other Down East Viking Football Classic events,” said Tameka Kenan-Norman, public affairs manager for the city of Rocky Mount. “The public is cordially invited to attend the press conference for announcements on the week’s additional activities like the quiz bowl, golf challenge, and ECSU recruitment reception. Events will be especially exciting this year because it is the 20th annual classic.”

 

Head Football Coach Richard Hayes is entering his second season at the helm of the Broncos program; along with Elizabeth City State’s head coach Earnest Wilson. FSU finished 4-6 overall last season while ECSU had a 5-5 record. During the off-season, Fayetteville State acquired the Vikings offensive line coach, Chris Holmes.


 

 

 

For additional information regarding the Down East Viking Football Classic or to purchase tickets, call 252-972-1151. A full schedule of events will be shared with the public following the press conference.

 

FSU vs. ECSU in DEVFC

 

Year

Date

FSU-ECSU

 

1998

Sep 12

10-7

 

2000

Sep 9

32-26

 

2002

Sep 7

16-0

 

2004

Sep 11

17-0

 

2006

Sep 16

31-43

 

2010

Sep 9

26-38

 

2013

Sep 28

31-27

 

Point Advantage

163-141

 

 

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