Oct. 18, 2013
GAME 7: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 2 p.m.
Johnson C. Smith (4-2, 2-2 CIAA) vs. Fayetteville St. (3-3, 2-1 CIAA)
Irwin Belk Complex
WGNC 1450 AM
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 teams size up thier championship picture, Fayetteville State will be counted amongst them. With the one divisional loss, the Broncos will need to win out the season and hope that current leader, Winston-Salem State suffer a loss prior to the season-ending matchup.
Johnson C. Smith is also looking to rise in the standings. Sporting two losses in conference play, the Golden Bulls is 1-1 in the division with the loss to WSSU. The opportunity to represent the South in the CIAA Championship is still up for grabs.
THE GAME: Fayetteville State suffered a tough second half loss to the Bears of Shaw this past weekend. On the season, the Broncos lead the first half 105-68; but has struggled in the third 35-66. FSU trails 20-33 in the fourth quarter.
Johnson C. Smith is enjoying a 4-2 season thus far which ranks as one of their best starts in school history. The Golden Bulls opened the season with a three-game win streak but has been 1-2 on the last three games.
The Broncos are currently tied with St. Augustine's for second in the division with JCSU looming close behind. A win for FSU will move the Broncos closer to WSSU but a loss could drop Fayetteville State to fourth; possibily fifth.
THE SERIES: FSU trails the overall series by 10 games; 24-34. In the 61-year history of games, there has been three tied scores. The Broncos have won 11 of the last 13 meetings since 2000. Fayetteville State has only lost one game in Charlotte since 2000. That defeat was in 2006 when JCSU won 10-7. Johnson C. Smith won the last contest 35-18 in Fayetteville in 2012.
FSU PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB #14 Derek Bryant - Bryant has played a major role in the Broncos previous two victories. Currently ranked fourth in the CIAA in passing yards per game with 193.3. Bryant ranks #1 in completion percentage with 70.6%. His 11.4 yards per attempt is 3rd in conference play along with his six tuchdowns.
QB #10 Jemeryn Jenkins - Jenkins leads the team with 955 passing yards on 54-of-122 passes. He is ninth in the conference in passing yards per game at 159.2
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