FOOTBALL HOST FAYETTEVILLE STATE FOR HOME OPENER & SENIOR CITIZEN DAY

FOOTBALL HOST FAYETTEVILLE STATE FOR HOME OPENER & SENIOR CITIZEN DAY

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Shaw University football will look to get back into the win-column after suffering its first conference loss of the season at Virginia State by hosting division foe Fayetteville State University on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at Durham County Memorial Stadium for Citizen Day. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

 

A complete broadcast of the game can be found on the Shaw Bears Sports Network with Corey Hodges and Daimeon Banks calling the game live, please click here. A link for live statistics will be provided on www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

 

Tickets are available at the Shaw Ticket Office, by phone (919-546-8206)or online. General admission is $15, youth ages 6-14 is $7, youth ages five and under are free and senior citizens (65 and older) are $5. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket gate the day of the game.

 

The Bears are 1-3 on the season entering Saturday's game under the leadership of third-year head coach Adrian Jones. Shaw suffered a 34-17 decision at the defending CIAA champions Virginia State in its last outing. The Bears are averaging 13.5 points per game offensively, while allowing 30.8 points on defense. Senior Keon Marsh (Queens, NY) leads the offense from the quarterback spot with 779 passing yards and five touchdowns while senior Dorrel McClain's (Raleigh, NC) 235 rushing yards leads the ground game.

 

Defensively, junior Devon Hunt (Hamlet, NC) is the team's leader in tackles with 40 and a conference-best 10.0 tackles per outing.

 

The Broncos of FSU enters Saturday's contest with 2-1 overall record and a 1-0 mark in the CIAA under the leadership Richard Hayes, Jr. in his third season. FSU edged Chowan, 40-38 in Murfreesboro, N.C. for its first league win of the year. The Broncos have tallied 28.3 points per game while holding its opponents to 21.7 points per outing.

 

FSU's offense has been led by Collyn Anderson who has completed 37-of-68 passes for 444 yards and two touchdowns while Stevie Green has rushed for 396 yards and three touchdowns on 63 carries. Green leads the conference in yards per game with an average of 132.0. Meanwhile, on defense the Broncos are led by Nigel Peele and Keyshawn James with 16 tackles each.

 

 

This will be the 36th meeting between Shaw and Fayetteville State, since the first contest in 1929. The Broncos hold an 18-11-5 overall advantage in the series.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw football and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit shawbears.com.