Oct. 10, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State Broncos return to Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium on Saturday afternoon for a 2 p.m. showdown against Johnson C. Smith in CIAA play. It will be the first time since a Sept. 22 contest against Elizabeth City State that the Broncos have played in Fayetteville. Fayetteville State enters the contest with a 1-5 overall record 0-3 mark in conference play, while the Golden Bulls are currently 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in the league.
The Last Meeting
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October 29, 2011
TOTAL TEAM EFFORT, LED BY SCALES, PUSHES BRONCOS TO ROUT OF JOHNSON C. SMITH
For a moment, the improving Fayetteville State Broncos defense appeared to take a step back.
Then Joshua Scales took two steps forward.
And the rest of the Broncos followed.
Scales had two interceptions to pace a brilliant team defensive effort as the Broncos won for the fourth time in their last five games, romping past Johnson C. Smith 44-23 to keep their Pioneer Bowl hopes alive on Saturday at the Irwin Belk Complex.
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Johnson C. Smith (White)
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THE EVENT: Fayetteville State returns home for the first time in two games as it hosts Johnson C. Smith in a CIAA matchup. Both teams are coming off conference losses last week as the Broncos fell at Shaw, while the Golden Bulls lost at home to No. 4 Winston-Salem State.
THE SERIES: Today marks the 60th all-time meeting between Johnson C. Smith and Fayetteville State. The Golden Bulls lead the all-time series 34-23-2, with one previous contest missing information. The Broncos won the last meeting between the two teams, 44-23 last season in Charlotte. Fayetteville State also defeated Johnson C. Smith 64-6 in the last meeting in Fayetteville during the 2010 season.
FSU head coach Kenny Phillips will be looking for his 75th all-time victory as a head coach this Saturday against Johnson C. Smith.
Senior quarterback Andreas Hudson set a new career-high in passing yards last week against Shaw, as he threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Sophomore running back Andre Montgomery collected his second straight 100-yard performance on the ground at Shaw as he ran for 107 yards on 16 carries. In his last two games, Montgomery has rushed for 230 combined yards on 36 carries.
Fayetteville State returns home for its first home game in two weeks against Johnson C. Smith. The Broncos will wrap up their season with two of their last three games at home after this week, which will be against Livingstone and Winston-Salem State.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Fayetteville State University
4 Marcus Witherspoon (DE) - Tied for a team-high six tackles, and had one of the team's two sacks in the contest. Also had one tackle for loss for 16 yards.
5 Anthony Duran (WR) - Had five catches for 54 yards against Shaw, while making his first touchdown reception of the season. Recorded a long reception of 27 yards.
12 Andreas Hudson (QB) - Went the distance at quarterback for FSU at Shaw, and passed for a career-high 216 yards on 19-of-37 attempts and two touchdowns. Had a long pass of 30 yards.
19 Kasunn Williams (WR) - Caught a team-high six passes for 77 yards against Shaw last week. Had a team-long reception of 30 yards.
34 Andre Montgomery (RB) - Collected his second straight 100-yard performance of the season against Shaw. Rushed for a team-high 10 yards on 16 carries, while recording a long rush of 45 yards. Averaged 6.7 yards per carry.
48 Marquel Gathers (LB) - Was one of four FSU players with six tackles in the Shaw contest. Had five solo tackles and one solo tackle, while also recording a team-best two tackles for loss.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Johnson C. Smith University
1 Keahn Wallace (QB) - Went 12-of-20 through the air for 166 yards and one touchdown against Winston-Salem State. Had a long pass of 62 yards.
2 Fred Scott (WR) - Led all receivers with a game-high six catches for 119 yards and one touchdown. Recorded a long reception of 62 yards, which was also a game-high.
4 Dedric Anderson (RB) - Rushed for a team-high 27 yards on six carries last week against No. 4 Winston-Salem State. Averaged 4.5 yards per carry, and recorded a long run of 11 yards.
15 Spencer Shine (LB) - Recorded five tackles, three solo and two assisted, against Winston-Salem State. Had one tackle for loss for 10 yards, and recorded the team's lone sack.
21 Kerry Hartley (DB) - Had a team-high six tackles, five solo and one assisted, in the loss to Winston-Salem State. Tallied one of the team's four tackles for loss, which was for a loss of three yards.