Oct. 3, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State football team will remain on the road in conference play on Saturday afternoon as it travels to Durham, NC to face the Shaw Bears at Durham County Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
The Broncos are coming off a 27-3 loss on Sept. 29 to Chowan in their first conference road game of the 2012 season, while the Bears picked up a 16-6 home conference win against Virginia State.
TEAM COLORS: Fayetteville State (White) Shaw (Maroon)
RADIO: WFSS 91.9 FM (12:40 p.m.)
LIVE STATS: www.shawbears.com
THE EVENT: The Fayetteville State Broncos will look to snap a two-game losing streak in conference play as it travels to face Shaw in Durham. The Broncos have dropped their first two CIAA games of the season against Elizabeth City State and Chowan, while the Bears have split their first two conference games against Chowan and Virginia State. The series with Shaw is one of the oldest in program history, which began in 1929.
THE SERIES: Tonight will mark the 29th all-time meeting between Fayetteville State and Shaw, with the Broncos holding a 15-8-5 lead in the series. The series began in 1929 with a 40-0 win for Shaw, but Fayetteville State went unbeaten in 13 straight games from 1968 to 2004. The Bears have won the last two meetings in the series, including a 35-29 win in overtime last season in Fayetteville.
BRONCO BULLETS: • FSU head coach Kenny Phillips will be looking for his fifth all-time victory over Shaw, with his first coming in 2003 and last in 2009. • Kicker Antonio Mayo was recognized this week by the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award for his performance during the month of September. Mayo went 4-for-5 on field goals, including a career-best 45-yard field goal against Chowan • Linebacker Bryce Williams recorded his third straight 10 tackle performance as he tallied 10 at Chowan • Running back Andre Montgomeryrushed for a career-high 123 yards at Chowan, which is the first time this year an FSU running back has rushed for over 100 yards
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Fayetteville State University 10 Joshua Scales(DB) - Tied for second on the team with seven tackles, four solo and three assisted, at Chowan. Also had a team-high two pass breakups.
13 Antonio Mayo(K/P) - Set a new career-long field goal against Chowan by making a 45-yard field goal. It is the second straight week that he has set a new career-long field goal.
30 Bryce Williams(LB) - Led FSU in tackles for the third straight game as he recorded 10 tackles at Chowan. It is also the third straight contest for Williams in which he has tallied 10 or more tackles in a game.
34 Andre Montgomery(RB) - Rushed for a career-high 123 yards on 20 carries against Chowan. Led the team in that category, and also gives him the first 100-yard rushing game of his career.
81 Antonio Allen(WR) - Had a team-leading 47 yards receiving against Chowan on three catches. Also had a team-long reception of 35 yards.
82 Christopher Hubert (WR) - Caught a team-high five catches at Chowan for 27 yards, and a long reception of 12 yards.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Shaw University 3 James Stallons (QB) - Passed for 208 yards on 19-of-40 attempts in Shaw's win over Virginia State.
21 Derrick Washington (DB) - Recorded a team-high five solo tackles in victory against Virginia State.
38 Marquise Grizzle (RB) - Rushed for a team-high 104 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Averaged 5.2 yards per carry and had a long rush of 23 yards.
39 Vinny Pacifico (P) - Averaged 43.8 yards per punt against Virginia State, and had four of his six punts downed inside the 20-yard line. Had a long punt of 53 yards.
82 D'Angelo Ruffin (WR) - Tied for the team-lead in catches with four against Virginia State for 51 yards. Averaged 12.8 yards per catch and had a long reception of 18 yards.
83 Marcus Hickson (WR) - Had a team-best 67 yards receiving, while tying for the team-high in catches with four, against Virginia State. Had a long reception of 31 yards and averaged 16.8 yards per catch.
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