Oct. 23, 2013
St. Augustine's (3-4, 2-2 CIAA) vs. Fayetteville St. (4-3, 3-1 CIAA)
GAME 8: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 2 p.m.
Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium
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: Its that time of year when alumni make definitely plans to return to its old stomping grounds. That's right, its Homecoming! Fayetteville State will capping a week-long list of activities with its 2:00 CIAA Southern Division match-up against St. Augustine's.
The Broncos have a 20-11-2 homecoming record since 1980. FSU has played St. Augustine's twice since and shares a 1-1 record. St. Augustine's won the first homecoming contest 3-15 on October 28, 2006. Fayetteville State dominated the second meeting 56-6 on October 24, 2009.
THE GAME: Its a tight race to represent the CIAA Southern Division in the championship game. Winston-Salem State currently leads the division with a 4-0 conference record. The Rams travel to Livingstone and then host Shaw and the Broncos.
Shaw and St. Augustine's sit with a tied conference record of 2-2. The two play each other at the end of the season.
Fayetteville State sits solely in second behind WSSU with a 3-1 conference record. The Broncos have lost one divisional game to Shaw and the Rams have yet to play the Bears. For FSU to take the divisional title, it will need to win out the remainder of the season.
THE SERIES: Fayetteville State leads the 19-year history 12-7. FSU won the inaugural contest in 1936, 25-6. When St. Augustine's restarted its program in 2002, the Broncos welcomed the Falcons back to the CIAA with a 62-12 thrashing.
St. Augustine's won the last contest on their homecoming 34-28 in triple-overtime during the Falcons Homecoming.
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