South Carolina State Bulldogs football

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South Carolina State Bulldogs football
2016 South Carolina State Bulldogs football team
SC State Univ Logo.svg
First season 1907
Head coach Oliver Pough
15th year, 112–54 (.675)
Stadium Oliver C. Dawson Stadium
Seating capacity 22,000
Field surface Fieldturf
Location Orangeburg, South Carolina
Conference MEAC
Conference titles 16
Colors Garnet and Blue[1]
         
Marching band The Marching 101
Website scsuathletics.com

The South Carolina State Bulldogs are the college football team representing the South Carolina State University. The Bulldogs play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Bulldogs lead the MEAC in conference championships.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 1946–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1967–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1978: NAIA Division I
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

South Carolina State vs. In-State NCAA Division I schools[edit]

School Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern 7-0 1.000 Won 7 1991 1999
Clemson 0-4 .000 Lost 4 2008 2016
Coastal Carolina 0-5 .000 Lost 5 2005 2015
Furman 5-12 .294 Lost 1 1982 2015
Presbyterian 2-0 1.000 Won 2 1989 1990
South Carolina 0-2 .000 Lost 2 2007 2009
The Citadel 0-4 .000 Lost 4 1989 2001
Wofford 2-6 .250 Lost 5 1974 2006
South Carolina State 16 - In-State NCAA Division I Schools 33

Conference Championships[edit]

1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014[2]

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Bulldogs have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs six times with a record of 2–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1981 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Tennessee State
Idaho State
W 26–25 OT
L 12–41
1982 First Round
Quarterfinals
Furman
Louisiana Tech
W 17–0
L 3-38
2008 First Round Appalachian State L 21–37
2009 First Round Appalachian State L 13–20
2010 First Round Georgia Southern L 16–41
2013 First Round Furman L 20–30

College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 40 South Carolina State alumni have played in the NFL,[3] including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Carolina State University Style Manual (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-13. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Football Champions". MEACSports.com. 
  3. ^ "South Carolina St. Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

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