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South Carolina State Bulldogs football

The South Carolina State Bulldogs football team represents South Carolina State University in college football. The Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). A historically dominant football program, the Bulldogs lead the MEAC in conference championships. The school has produced four players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame including Harry Carson, Deacon Jones, Marion Motley, and Donnie Shell. Other legendary Bulldog players include Robert Porcher, Darius Leonard, Charlie Brown and Orlando Brown Sr. among others. Legendary former SC State Coach Willie Jeffries became the first African American Head Coach of a predominantly white Division I-A football program, when he was hired to coach the Wichita State football program in 1979. Jeffries is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

South Carolina State Bulldogs football
First season1907
Head coachOliver Pough
18th season, 133–74 (.643)
StadiumOliver C. Dawson Stadium
(capacity: 22,000)
Field surfaceFieldturf
LocationOrangeburg, South Carolina
ConferenceMEAC
All-time record453–291–28 (.605)
Bowl record6–7 (.462)
Playoff record2–6
Conference titles17 (MEAC)
ColorsGarnet and blue
Marching bandThe Marching 101
Websitescsuathletics.com

Contents

Classifications

  • 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

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 3-6 .333 Won 1 1974 2019
South Carolina State 17 - In-State NCAA Division I Schools 33

1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1994, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2019

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

The Bulldogs have appeared in 13 bowl games, with a record of 6–7.

Year Bowl Opponent Result
1946 Pecan Bowl Johnson C. Smith (NC) W 13–6
1947 Pecan Bowl Allen (SC) W 7–0
1950 Peninsula Bowl Allen (SC) L 13–47
1973 Orange Blossom Classic Florida A&M L 12–23
1974 Textile Bowl Wofford (SC) L 0–20
1974 Pelican Bowl Grambling St. (LA) L 7–28
1975 Pelican Bowl Southern (LA) L 12–15
1976 Bicentennial Bowl Norfolk St. (VA) W 26–10
1977 Gold Bowl Winston-Salem St. (NC) W 10–7
1979 Gold Bowl Norfolk St. (VA) W 39–7
1994 Heritage Bowl Southern (LA) L 0–11
1994 Heritage Bowl Grambling St. (LA) W 31–27
1997 Heritage Bowl Southern (LA) L 28–34

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

SC State has maintained a heated rivalry with the North Carolina A&T Aggies, Florida A&M Rattlers, and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.

On November 19, 2016, Joe Thomas, Sr., father of Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas, became the oldest player to play in an NCAA Division I game. At 55 years of age, Thomas Sr., had one carry for three yards as a running back in a contest versus Savannah State.

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  2. ""ESPN SportsCentury" Willie Jeffries (TV Episode 2002) - IMDb" – via www.imdb.com.
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  5. "Harry Carson | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". www.profootballhof.com.
  6. "David (Deacon) Jones | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". www.profootballhof.com.
  7. "Donnie Shell | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site". www.profootballhof.com.
  8. "South Carolina St. Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  9. D'Andrea, Christian (December 18, 2016). "Bears' Ka'Deem Carey gets helmet decal knocked off by huge hit". SBNation.com.
  10. Editor, CHRIS CLARK T&D Sports. "Joe Thomas Sr. runs S.C. State into college football history, is ready to play again". The Times and Democrat.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  11. Wire, S. I. "55-year-old running back makes D-I football history". Sports Illustrated.

South Carolina State Bulldogs football
South Carolina State Bulldogs football Language Watch Edit The South Carolina State Bulldogs football team represents South Carolina State University in college football The Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision FCS as a member of the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference MEAC A historically dominant football program the Bulldogs lead the MEAC in conference championships The school has produced four players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame including Harry Carson Deacon Jones Marion Motley and Donnie Shell Other legendary Bulldog players include Robert Porcher Darius Leonard Charlie Brown and Orlando Brown Sr among others Legendary former SC State Coach Willie Jeffries became the first African American Head Coach of a predominantly white Division I A football program when he was hired to coach the Wichita State football program in 1979 2 Jeffries is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame South Carolina State Bulldogs football2021 South Carolina State Bulldogs football teamFirst season1907Head coachOliver Pough 18th season 133 74 643 StadiumOliver C Dawson Stadium capacity 22 000 Field surfaceFieldturfLocationOrangeburg South CarolinaConferenceMEACAll time record453 291 28 605 Bowl record6 7 462 Playoff record2 6Conference titles17 MEAC ColorsGarnet and blue 1 Marching bandThe Marching 101Websitescsuathletics com Contents 1 History 1 1 Classifications 1 2 Conference memberships 2 South Carolina State vs In State NCAA Division I schools 3 Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Championships 4 Division I AA FCS Playoffs results 5 Bowl game results 6 Professional Football Hall of Fame members Canton Ohio 7 College Football Hall of Fame members 8 Alumni in the NFL 9 Rivalries 10 Oldest player to play in an NCAA Division I game 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksHistory EditClassifications 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 FCSConference memberships Edit 1907 1938 Independent 1939 1970 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 1971 present Mid Eastern Athletic ConferenceSouth Carolina State vs In State NCAA Division I schools EditSchool Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last MeetingCharleston Southern 7 0 1 000 Won 7 1991 1999Clemson 0 4 000 Lost 4 2008 2016Coastal Carolina 0 5 000 Lost 5 2005 2015Furman 5 12 294 Lost 1 1982 2015Presbyterian 2 0 1 000 Won 2 1989 1990South Carolina 0 2 000 Lost 2 2007 2009The Citadel 0 4 000 Lost 4 1989 2001Wofford 3 6 333 Won 1 1974 2019South Carolina State 17 In State NCAA Division I Schools 33Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Championships Edit1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1994 2004 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014 2019 3 Division I AA FCS Playoffs results EditThe Bulldogs have appeared in the I AA FCS playoffs six times with a record of 2 6 Year Round Opponent Result1981 Quarterfinals Semifinals Tennessee State Idaho State W 26 25 OT L 12 411982 First Round Quarterfinals Furman Louisiana Tech W 17 0 L 3 382008 First Round Appalachian State L 21 372009 First Round Appalachian State L 13 202010 First Round Georgia Southern L 16 412013 First Round Furman L 20 30Bowl game results EditThe Bulldogs have appeared in 13 bowl games with a record of 6 7 4 Year Bowl Opponent Result1946 Pecan Bowl Johnson C Smith NC W 13 61947 Pecan Bowl Allen SC W 7 01950 Peninsula Bowl Allen SC L 13 471973 Orange Blossom Classic Florida A amp M L 12 231974 Textile Bowl Wofford SC L 0 201974 Pelican Bowl Grambling St LA L 7 281975 Pelican Bowl Southern LA L 12 151976 Bicentennial Bowl Norfolk St VA W 26 101977 Gold Bowl Winston Salem St NC W 10 71979 Gold Bowl Norfolk St VA W 39 71994 Heritage Bowl Southern LA L 0 111994 Heritage Bowl Grambling St LA W 31 271997 Heritage Bowl Southern LA L 28 34Professional Football Hall of Fame members Canton Ohio EditHarry Carson 5 Deacon Jones 6 Marion Motley 6 Donnie Shell 7 College Football Hall of Fame members EditHarry Carson Willie Jeffries Donnie Shell Deacon Jones Alumni in the NFL EditOver 40 South Carolina State alumni have played in the NFL 8 including Phillip Adams Charlie Brown Orlando Brown Sr Rafael Bush Barney Bussey Harry Carson Barney Chavous Anthony Cook John Gilliam Javon Hargrave Dwayne Harper Antonio Hamilton Temarrick Hemingway Willie Holman Deacon Jones William Judson Angelo King James Lee Darius Leonard Marshall McFadden Kimario McFadden Ervin Parker Robert Porcher Joe Thomas 9 Christian Thompson Chatrick Chuck DarbyRivalries EditSC State has maintained a heated rivalry with the North Carolina A amp T Aggies Florida A amp M Rattlers and Bethune Cookman Wildcats Oldest player to play in an NCAA Division I game EditOn November 19 2016 Joe Thomas Sr father of Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas became the oldest player to play in an NCAA Division I game At 55 years of age Thomas Sr had one carry for three yards as a running back in a contest versus Savannah State 10 11 See also Editlist of black college football classicsReferences Edit South Carolina State University Style Manual PDF Retrieved August 13 2016 ESPN SportsCentury Willie Jeffries TV Episode 2002 IMDb via www imdb com All Time Football Champions MEACSports com Welcome cfbdatawarehouse com BlueHost com www cfbdatawarehouse com Harry Carson Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site www profootballhof com a b David Deacon Jones Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site www profootballhof com Donnie Shell Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site www profootballhof com South Carolina St Players Alumni Pro Football Reference com D Andrea Christian December 18 2016 Bears Ka Deem Carey gets helmet decal knocked off by huge hit SBNation com Editor CHRIS CLARK T amp D Sports Joe Thomas Sr runs S C State into college football history is ready to play again The Times and Democrat CS1 maint extra text authors list link Wire S I 55 year old running back makes D I football history Sports Illustrated External links 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