– South Carolina State held its first scrimmage of the preseason Saturday (Aug.12) afternoon, getting in approximately 67 plays during the almost two-hour scrimmage at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

“We had a chance to see how both the offense and defense adapt in game-style situations; and I have to admit I was impressed with some of the new guys,” head coach Buddy Pough said. “I don’t know if we can get a true measure after the first scrimmage, because we held a lot of key starters out, so moving forward when we get those guys back we will have a better indication on how good this team can be.”

There was enough action to get a good read on a few aspects of the team, though.

"We had a chance to cover a lot of things today," Pough said. "We worked on special teams and offensive and defensive schemes, so overall we had a really productive day.”

The Bulldogs will be off on Sunday (Aug. 13th) before returning to the field on Monday (Aug.14th) morning at 9:10 a.m. in shells, and Tuesday (Aug.15th) afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in full gear.

There will be no practice on Wednesday (Aug. 16th) with classes starting for all returning students.

The annual "Meet the Players Day," hosted by The S.T.A.T.E Club, is set for Saturday, Aug. 19, at noon, after the Bulldogs conduct their second scrimmage of the preseason at 10 a.m.

Season tickets and single-game tickets for SC State's six home games are on sale now.

Tickets may be purchased at the ticket office on campus.

For more information on how you can purchase your season tickets, visit www.scsuathletics.com or call (803) 536-8579.

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