Oct. 17, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State football team will hit the road for the final time this season as it travels to face the Saint Augustine's Falcons at SAU Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos enter the CIAA Southern Division contest with a 1-6 overall record and 0-4 mark in the league, while the Falcons are currently 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.
The Last Meeting
October 1, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE STATE SCORES EMOTIONAL VICTORY IN OVERTIME
It was another tough start for the Fayetteville State Broncos. This time, though, it was a dazzling finish, too. Austin Turner made a 34-yard field goal in overtime, then Fayetteville State blocked Alexander Tucker's try from 23 yards to preserve a thrilling 31-28 come-from-behind victory over St. Augustine's in overtime on Saturday night at Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium.
TEAM COLORS: Fayetteville State (White)
Saint Augustine's (Blue)
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THE EVENT: Fayetteville State will look to snap a four-game losing streak in its final road game of the 2012 season against Saint Augustine's. The Broncos are coming off a 35-18 home loss to Johnson C. Smith, while the Falcons fell to No. 3 Winston-Salem State on the road 56-37. FSU will wrap up its regular season with back-to-back home games against Livingstone and Winston-Salem State.
THE SERIES: Today will mark the 19th all-time meeting between Fayetteville State and Saint Augustine's. The Broncos lead the all-time series 12-6. Last season, Fayetteville State earned a 31-28 overtime victory over the Falcons in Fayetteville. The Falcons, however, were victorious in the last meeting at Raleigh back in 2010 by a score of 42-36. The series between these two teams began in 1936 with a 25-6 FSU victory. FSU and SAU have met in every season with the 2002 campaign.
FSU free safety Michael Johnson fell one tackle short of tying the school record for most tackles in a game against Johnson C. Smith. He became the second FSU player this season to be named CIAA Player of the week for his respective position.
The Broncos have had one running back rush for at least 100 yards in each of the last three games
Fayetteville State will be looking for its first win on the road in its final one of the season. It has dropped road games this season to NC Central, UNC Pembroke, Chowan and Shaw.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Fayetteville State University
3 Michael Fogg (SS) - Recorded a career-high eight tackles last week against Johnson C. Smith. Collected six solo tackles and two assisted tackles.
9 Ricardo White (WR) - Caught a team-high seven catches for 63 yards against JCSU. Had a long reception of 23 yards, and averaged nine yards per catch.
10 Joshua Scales (DB) - Finished the game with three tackles and an interception against JCSU. He now leads the team with three interceptions on the season.
18 Michael Johnson (FS) - Had a career-high 18 tackles, 12 solo and seven assisted, against the Golden Bulls. Was named CIAA Defensive Back of the Week for his efforts, and tallied the most tackles by a Bronco defender this year.
24 Colon Bailey, Jr. (RB) - Rushed for a career-high 129 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries against Johnson C. Smith. Averaged 6.4 yards per run and had a long rush of 16 yards.
81 Antonio Allen (WR) - Collected a team-leading 82 yards receiving on two catches. Averaged 41 yards per catch, and had a game-high 55 yard reception.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Saint Augustine's University
1 Tyron Laughinghouse (WR) - Caught one of the team's touchdown catches against WSSU, and had a team-high five catches for 54 yards. Had a long catch of 22 yards. Finished the game with 179 all-purpose yards.
7 Teddy Bacote (QB) - Passed for 174 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-33 attempts against Winston-Salem State. Threw two interceptions in the contest, and had a long pass of 29 yards.
19 Jermaine Jones (WR) - Had a team-leading 65 yards receiving on three catches in the loss to Winston-Salem State. Caught the other touchdown pass thrown by Bacote, and had a team-long reception of 29 yards.
24 Roderick Davenport (RB) - Rushed for a team-leading 39 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries against Winston-Salem State. Averaged 3.5 yards per carry and recorded a long run of 19 yards.
33 Antonio Stewart (LB) - Led SAU with 11 tackles, six solo and five assisted, in the road loss to Winston-Salem State. Was the only Falcon to record double-digit tackles.
55 Michael Oliver (DL) - Finished the WSSU game with seven tackles, four solo and three assisted, and had a fumble recovery for 37 yards. Also had one-and-a-half tackles for loss of seven yards and one-and-a-half sacks for seven yards.