Oct. 25, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State football team celebrates Homecoming on Saturday afternoon as the Broncos return to Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium for a 2 p.m. matchup against the Livingstone Blue Bears. FSU enters the contest with a 1-7 overall record and 0-5 mark in the league, while the Blue Bears are 2-6 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.
TEAM COLORS: Fayetteville State (Blue) Saint Augustine's (White)
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THE EVENT: The Fayetteville State Broncos entertain the Livingstone College Blue Bears this afternoon in a CIAA Southern Division contest. Today is Homecoming for Fayetteville State. FSU is looking for its first conference win of the season after dropping a heart-breaking 34-28 triple-overtime loss at Saint Augustine's last week. The Blue Bears suffered a 58-0 loss last Saturday at No. 2 Winston-Salem State.
THE SERIES: This afternoon marks the 52nd all-time meeting between Fayetteville State and Livingstone. The Broncos own a 30-17-2 lead in the series, but two contests are missing within historical records. FSU defeated the Blue Bears 17-7 last season in Salisbury during Livingstone's homecoming.
• FSU running back Colon Bailey, Jr. set a new career-high for the second straight week with 220 yards and two touchdowns. He came just 45 yards shy of breaking the single-game rushing record; set back in 1993 by Clifton Davis.
• The Broncos are 2-1-1 all-time against Livingstone in its Homecoming contests.
• Bronco quarterback Andreas Hudson recorded the second highest pass total of his career with 201 yards last week against Saint Augustine's.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
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12 Andreas Hudson (QB) - Recorded the second highest passing total of his career with 201 yards on 22-of-35 attempts and one touchdown. The 22 completions are also a new career-high for him. Also had a rushing touchdown.
18 Michael Johnson (FS) - Recorded his third interception of the season in the loss to Saint Augustine's. Finished third on the team with seven tackles and had one tackle for loss.
21 Simeon Marshall (CB) - Had a team-leading nine tackles, all solo, in the Saint Augustine's contest.
24 Colon Bailey, Jr. (RB) - Rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries against Saint Augustine's. Broke his single-game rushing career-high for the second straight week. Had a long run of 30 yards and averaged 5.9 yards per carry.
81 Antonio Allen (WR) - Tied for the team-lead in catches with four, while leading the team with 53 yards receiving. Had a long reception of 26 yards.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
3 Anthony Holland (WR) - Caught a team-high five catches for 47 yards in the loss to Winston-Salem State. Averaged 9.4 yards per reception and had a long catch of 22 yards.
7 Wesley Jackson (DE) - Had one sack for a loss of eight yards and two tackles for loss in the contest with Winston-Salem State. Finished with four tackles in the game, two solo and two assisted.
13 Isaiah Laster (QB) - Passed for 149 yards on 18-of-40 attempts and two interceptions in his first start of the season.
32 Tyheim Pitt (LB) - Recorded a team-high two interceptions against Winston-Salem State. Also had one pass breakup, and finished the game with six tackles, five solo and one assisted.
98 Dorian Edwards (DT) - Led the Livingstone defense with 11 total tackles, six solo and five assisted, against the Rams. Had one tackle for loss for three yards.
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