CIAA Football Week 3 Preview

This Week’s Schedule
September 21, 2013

Concord @ Bowie State - 1:00pm
 Chowan @ Sacred Heart - 1:00pm
 Shaw vs. UNC-Pembroke @ Wilmington, N.C. - 1:00pm
 Winston-Salem State vs. Tuskegee @ Cleveland, Ohio - 1:00pm
 Stillman @ St. Augustine's - 1:30pm
 Livingstone @ Edward Waters - 2:00pm
 Davidson @ Johnson C. Smifh - 2:00pm
 Lincoln (PA) @ St. Francis (PA) - 2:00pm
 Kentucky State @ Virginia State - 4:00pm
 Elizabeth City State @ Albany State - 7:00pm
 Fayetteville State @ Virginia Union - 7:00pm


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bowie State University “Bulldogs” (1-1) vs. Concord University “Mountain Lions” (2-0)
1:00pm – Bulldog Stadium in Bowie, Md.
BSU dropped a 58-41 shootout to Johnson C. Smith in the Eddie McGirtClassic in Charlotte, last weekend.  Concord, a member of the newly formed Mountain East Conference remained undefeated, knocking off West Virginia State, 36-3 in their home opener last week.
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Chowan University “Hawks” (1-1) vs. Sacred Heart University “Pioneers (3-0)
1:00pm – Campus Field in Fairfield, Conn.
Chowan looks to extend its winning streak after a record-breaking, home opener win, 60-39, over Alderson Broaddus. SHU thumped The Lincoln University Lions, 45-3 last week and looks to remain undefeated during Homecoming Weekend in Fairfield.

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Shaw University “Bears” (2-0) vs. UNC-Pembroke “Braves”(2-0)
1:00pm “Cape Fear Classic” at Legion Field in Wilmington, N.C.
Shaw looks to reverse the nationally ranked Braves’ run through the conference and prevent a second straight UNCP win in Classic games involving CIAA schools. Last week, UNCP defeated Fayetteville State, 38-24 to win the “Two Rivers Classic”.  Two weeks ago, UNCP edged Winston-Salem State,25-21, in a nationally televised contest on the CBS Sports Network.

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Winston-Salem State University “Rams” (1-1) vs. Tuskegee University “Golden Tigers” (2-0)
‘Cleveland Classic at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
This is the first of several interconference matchups and arguably the most notable involving teams from the CIAA and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Both WSSU and TU are nationally ranked and picked to repeat as conference champions this year. After dropping their season opener to UNC- Pembroke, WSSU produced over 600 yards of total offense in their 62-8 domination of Virginia-Lynchburg last week. Tuskegee, who defeated conference rival Albany State, 19-13 last week, will enter Saturday’s matchup averaging nearly 550 yards in total offense.

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Stillman College “Tigers” (2-0) vs. Saint Augustine’s University “Falcons” (0-2)
1:30pm at S.E. Raleigh High School Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

This is the second of four matchups between CIAA and SIAC teams this weekend.  Stillman knocked off Clark Atlanta 27-6 on the road last week and looks to extend its undefeated record against a St. Aug team playing much better than its 0-2 record would indicate.
This game will be the Falcons’ home opener as they seek their first victory of the season.  SAU dropped a 24-3 decision at Wingate last week and looks to reverse its fortunes within the comforts of home.

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Livingstone College “Blue Bears (0-2) vs. Edward Waters “Tigers” (0-3)
2:00pm at Earl Kitchens Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.

One of these teams will taste victory for the first time this season. Livingstone looks to rebound from a 42-16 Mayor’s Cup loss to cross-town rival Catawba, while EWC was edged by Pikeville (Ky), 47-41 in overtime last week. Edward Waters is an NAIA Division II school and a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.  Livingstone’s president Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins served as president of Edward Waters for eight years before accepting the top job at the Salisbury, N.C. institution.
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Davidson College “Wildcats” (0-2) vs. Johnson C. Smith “Golden Bulls” (2-0)
JCSU faces its first FCS opponent of the season and will try to keep its record unblemished. Five Golden Bulls earned CIAA Player of the Week honors and head coach Steven Aycock was named  CIAA Coach of the Week following JCSU’s 58-41 shootout victory over Bowie State. Davidson looks to rebound from a  34-18 loss to Lenoir Rhyne last week.

The Lincoln University “Lions”(1-1) vs. Saint Francis University “Red Flash” (0-2)
2:00pm at Degol Field in Loretto, Penna

After giving up 28 points in the first quarter of a 45-3 road loss to Sacred Heart, The LU Lions are back on the road to face in-state opponent Saint Francis.  This will be the home opener for the Red Flash after opening their season with losses to FCS opponents Georgia Southern and James Madison.
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Kentucky State University “Thorobreds” (2-0) vs. Virginia State University “Trojans” (1-1)
4:00pm at Rogers Stadium in Ettrick, Va.
This will be Virginia State’s first home game of the season and marks the third in a series of SIAC vs. CIAA matchups this weekend.  Both squads are led by first-year head coaches (Josh Dean-KSU, Latrell Scott-VSU.  Kentucky State defeated regional rival Central State, 38-17, last week while Virginia State lost to Benedict, 30-14, at the New York Urban League Classic in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Elizabeth City State University “Vikings” (0-2) vs. Albany State University “Golden Rams” (0-2)
7:00pm at Municipal Stadium in Albany, Ga.

In spite of their current records, these two team could be classified as “heavyweights” of their respective conferences Both schools have played in their conference championship games and received multiple playoff bids. Veteran coaches Waverly Tiller (ECSU) and James “Mike’ White will have their teams ready for this final matchup of CIAA and SIAC schools this weekend.

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Fayetteville State University “Broncos” (0-2) vs. Virginia Union University “Panthers” (0-2)
7:00pm at Hovey Field in Richmond, Va.

Although the game will NOT count in the conference standings, this cross-divisional matchup will contribute to divisional bragging rights in the future. Both teams are winless as VUU veteran coach Michael Bailey welcomes FSU first-year coach Lawrence Kershaw to the conference. VUU lost to Shaw, 33-21 at home last week.  FSU lost to UNC-Pembroke, 38-24, in the “Two Rivers Classic” in Fayetteville.

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