FSU Broncos Hayes and James Earn CIAA Weekly Awards

Nov. 1, 2017

Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) named Fayetteville State’s Head Football Coach Richard Hayes the Coach of the Week for the second time this season. The CIAA Football Coaches and Sports Information Directors’ Association also named Keyshawn James the Linebacker of the week.

Coach Hayes, for the third time this season, coached his Broncos through adversity to overcome three opponents in the final moments of the game. This past weekend, FSU defeated Livingstone 28-26 on the Blue Bears homecoming. The Broncos jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. After falling behind 21-26 late in the third quarter, Hayes orchestrated a game-winning drive with a minute and a half left in the game.

FSU improved to a 5-4 overall record and 4-2 conference record. FSU is on a four-game win streak and is undefeated in divisional play.

Keyshawn James had a season-high 13 tackles against Livingstone. Three of the stops was for a loss of 11 yards. For the season, James has a total of 49 tackles; 20 solo and 29 assisted. Eight of his tackles have been for a loss of 50 yards. He has one forced fumble and 1.5 sacks for 31 yards. Keyshawn also had five (5) documented quarterback hurries.

Fayetteville State will play for the Southern Division Title Saturday, November 4th against Winston-Salem State University. A win by the Broncos will advance FSU to the CIAA Championship from the Southern Division, due to winning the head-to-head competition versus the Falcons on Saturday, October 21.

If Saint Augustine’s wins this weekend (vs. Shaw) and Winston-Salem State University (vs. FSU) wins, they will both hold a 5-2 conference record. The SAU Falcons would advance to the CIAA title game due to winning the head-to-head competition versus the Rams on Saturday, October 14.



If Saint Augustine’s falls to the Bears of Shaw University, the winner of the Fayetteville State vs. Winston-Salem State game will advance to the Championship with a 5-2 conference record. SAU and the loser (FSU vs. WSSU) will drop to a 4-3 conference record.

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