The Bulldogs take on Furman in a 20-30 loss.
Photos from some of this season's memorable games fo…
Men's basketball action from the Nov. 23, 2013 game …
Game action and atmosphere from S.C. State opening g…
WINNSBORO — Demetrius Davis proudly credits South Carolina State head football coach Buddy Pough with instilling in him most of his football k…
A year later, a year better for the South Carolina State football team.
The level of activity was less vibrant than it was a week ago at Rowe Hall Monday following South Carolina State’s season-ending loss in the N…
Getting ready for 2014
S.C. State head football coach Buddy Pough holds final press conference for 2013 football season.
South Carolina State head football coach Buddy Pough discussing the Nov. 30 FCS playoff game…
S.C. State head football coach Buddy Pough continues his Nov. 25 press conference.
See highlights and hear comments from S.C. State head coach Buddy Pough following the team's…
South Carolina State head football coach Buddy Pough's Nov. 11, 2013 press conference.
S.C. State quaterback Richard Cue talks about his performance in the 25-21 win over FAMU.
S.C. State wide receiver Dennis Rowe talks about following insenior Tyler McDonald's footsteps.
S.C. State head football coach Buddy Pough following the 25-21 Homecoming win over Florida A&M.
S.C. State defensive back Mariel Cooper talks about his blocked punt which he turned into a …
S.C. State head football coach Buddy Pough holds Nov. 4 press conference for Homecoming Game…
Following the Bulldogs
The losing streaks in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will continue for South Carolina State.
Saturday marks the 12th straight loss to a Southern Conference opponent. It was also the fifth straight FCS playoff loss for the Bulldogs' program dating back to 1982. Perhaps last and most disappointing, an 18th consecutive defeat for the MEAC with Bethune-Cookman's loss to Coastal Carolina.
Once again, special teams miscues and an inconsistent, at times predictable football put the Bulldogs in a double-digit hole it could never escape. Losing MEAC Defensive Player of the Year Joe Thomas in the first half also hampered S.C. State's chances.
Looking forward to next year, S.C. State will have to reexamine its quarterback situation to determine if either TeDarius Wiley, Andrew Kollack or Joey Copeland are capable of taking this team to the next level. The offensive line, even with Joe Blackwell's presence, will also need to get stronger in the off-season and find a replacement for center Tristan Bellamy.
Finally, what does S.C. State head coach Buddy Pough need to do earn that elusive playoff win and will he get credit for lifting the program from a losing season to a first-round home game? It's a question which will dominate the chatboards in the off-season.
Ray Early's 32-yard field goal to cap a 14-play, 48-yard scoring drive has made it a two-possession game for the Paladins.
Austin Smith's 4-yard run capped a 13-play, 60-yard run which has the Bulldogs back in contention.
The Paladins currently have the football at midfield after a second-down run by Ritchie Hayes III.
The Paladins have responded from Nick Belcher's game-tying field goal with 14 unanswered points.
A 52-yard run by Taylor Skogen set up a fourth and one touchdown run by Reese Hannon with 6:03 left in third quarter. Less than a minute later, Jarius Holloman jumped in front of Richard Cue's pass and returned the interception 35 yards for his second score of the game.
Kimario McFadden's interception in the endzone with 58 seconds left kept the Paladins from adding to its lead.
S.C. State will get the football to start the second half, looking to improve on its 9-35 record under Buddy Pough when trailing at halftime.