Oct. 11, 2013
Shaw (2-3, 0-2 CIAA) vs. Fayetteville St. (3-2, 2-0 CIAA) "Military Appreciation Day" GAME 6: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 4 p.m. Luther Nick Jeralds Stadium Fayetteville, NC
LIVE STATS: FSUBroncos.com
RADIO: WFSS 91.9FM
WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE "Broncos On Blast": The Department of Athletics at Fayetteville State University will host its weekly coach's press conference on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Bill McMillan, of the FSUBroncos.com Sports Network, will host Head Football Coach Lawrence Kershaw and select football players during the 30-minute event. The function will be held on the second level of Felton J. Capel Arena and is open to the public.
The event will be streamed live on the www.fsubroncos.com/allaccess page. Bill McMillan will be taking questions via the Broncos Twitter handle @FSUBroncos. Please include #BroncosOnBlast in your tweet
BRONCOS FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO: For the fourth-straight year, Bronco football will air on WFSS-FM 91.9. WFSS will broadcast all 10 regular-season games. Donal Ware (play-by-play) and Eric Curry will have the call beginning with the pregame show 30 minutes prior to kickoff. WFSS' signal reaches East to West from Goldsboro to Rockingham and North to South from Raleigh into South Carolina. The games can also be heard online or through mobile devices at www.wfss.org
The FSU Coaches Show with Lawrence Kershaw airs each Thursday from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. on WFSS. Donal Ware talks with Coach Kershaw about the previous game and the upcoming opponent.
THE EVENT: As local military strive through the government shutdown, Fayetteville State will do its part to relieve their financial challenges. Active and retired military personnel with proper identification can enjoy this weekend's game against Shaw University FREE of charge. The North Carolina National Guard will play a big role boosting the game-day moral. Military vehicles will be on display. The Fort Bragg Color Guard will present colors during the pregame ceremonies along with a salute from 100 soldiers.
Fayetteville State will also take a moment after pregame warm-ups to recognize its ten seniors.
THE GAME: Fayetteville State is enjoying one of its best starts on a season since 2008; under first year coach Lawrence Kershaw. The Broncos are on a three-game win streak and will now face CIAA Southern Division opponents through the remainder of the season.
Shaw University is on a three-game losing streak. The Bears opened the season with two wins but are currently struggling with two conference losses to Chowan and Virginia State.
FSU is currently one-game behind divisional leader Winston-Salem State.
THE SERIES: Shaw University will visit the not-so friendly confines of Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium. The Bears struggle when playing in Fayetteville with a 1-3 record since 2003. Its only victory was a 35-29 overtime advantage in 2011. Shaw re-activated football in 2003 and holds a 5-4 series lead.
Fayetteville State holds the all-time advantage against the Bears. This weekend's meeting will be the 31st contest. FSU has 16 out of 30 games played with nine losses and five ties.
FSU PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB #14 Derek Bryant - Bryant has played a major role in the Broncos previous two victories. Currently ranked second in the CIAA in passing yards per game with 290.0. Bryant ranks #1 in completion percentage with 72.0%. His 11.6 yards per attempt is 3rd in conference play and 2nd in overall play.
WR #4 Juwan Moye - The CIAA Receiver of the Week is currently ranked 1st in conference play with 246 yards and yards per game with 123.0 and yards per catch with 27.3. Moye is second in the CIAA with three touchdowns.
WR #4 Kasunn Williams - Williams leads the Broncos in reception yards with 374 on 14 receptions. In five games played, he has three touchdowns and the longest reception of 84 yards.
FS #18 Michael Johnson - The Broncos Free Safety continues to lead the defense in total tackles with 40. His solo tackles tally up to 25 and assisted tackles count out to 15. He has one interception on the season with four passes defended.
DL #15 Thomas Perry - is the leading linebacker with 25 total tackles (15 solo - 10 assisted). He has 5 tackles for a loss of 8 yards and two-and-a-half sacks for a loss of seven yards.
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