2016 South Carolina State Bulldogs football
South Carolina State University Wordmark.jpeg
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Record5–6 (5–3 MEAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorG.A. Mangus (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorKirk Botkin (1st season)
Home stadiumOliver C. Dawson Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 22 North Carolina Central $   8 0     9 3  
No. 20 North Carolina A&T ^   7 1     9 3  
Hampton   5 3     5 6  
South Carolina State   5 3     5 6  
Bethune-Cookman   4 4     4 6  
Florida A&M *   4 4     4 7  
Norfolk State   3 5     4 7  
Savannah State *   3 5     3 7  
Morgan State *   3 5     3 8  
Howard *   2 6     2 9  
Delaware State   0 8     0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • * Florida A&M, Howard, Morgan State, and Savannah State ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2016 South Carolina State Bulldogs football team represented South Carolina State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 15th-year head coach Oliver Pough and played their home games at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. They were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).[1] They finished the season 5–6, 5–3 in MEAC play to finish in a two way tie for third place.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 pmat UCF*ESPN3L 0–3836,260
September 107:00 pmat Louisiana Tech*L 24–5316,910
September 1712:00 pmat No. 5(FBS) Clemson*ACCRSNL 0–5979,590
September 246:00 pmat Florida A&MRVW 48–1419,127
October 151:00 pmat HowardWHBCW 14–92,759
October 221:30 pmDelaware StatedaggerW 30–315,489
October 291:00 pmat HamptonPTVL 26–282,152
November 51:00 pmat No. 11 North Carolina A&TLTVL 20–3011,357
November 122:00 pmNorfolk State
  • Oliver C. Dawson Stadium
  • Orangeburg, SC
L 10–1314,007
November 191:30 pmSavannah State
  • Oliver C. Dawson Stadium
  • Orangeburg, SC
W 32–07,011
November 26[a]1:30 pmBethune-Cookman
  • Oliver C. Dawson Stadium
  • Orangeburg, SC
W 28–74,086
^[a] The game between South Carolina State and Bethune-Cookman, originally scheduled for October 8th, was postponed in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.[2] The game was rescheduled for November 26 on October 7, 2016.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming Football Events". South Carolina State University Athletics. February 14, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "S.C. State Football Game Postponed" (Press release). WLTX. October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "SC State Versus Bethune-Cookman Game Rescheduled". South Carolina State University Athletics. October 7, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.