Wildcats vs. Thorobreds Pre-Game Notes

October 5, 2011 – THE MATCH UP: The Fort Valley State University Wildcats (1-4 Overall, 1-2 SIAC) will meet the Kentucky State University Thorobreds (3-2 Overall, 0-2SIAC) in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest.

THE LOGISTICS: Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Alumni Field on the KSU campus in Frankfort, Ky. It’s homecoming for the Thorobreds, who are celebrating their 125th anniversary.

ON THE AIR: FVSU will air the game live via the Wildcats Sports Network:

  • On Radio: (WFVS 104.3 FM in Fort Valley)
  • Internet

Award-winning, play-by-play announcer Charles Ward and color analyst Mark Lassiterwill provide the live coverage, along with sideline reports by Phil Walker.

LAST TIME OUT: After last week’s critical win against Benedict College, the FVSUWildcats entered the Oct. 1 game against the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers. A record of 1-3 and another conference loss could have serious consequences for a team hungry for a conference title. The FVSU Wildcats were defeated by the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers, 15-18.

The 28th Annual Circle City Classic was a matchup with all the excitement and great play promised. In a high-scoring, SIAC matchup, the Kentucky State Thorobreds fell to the Golden Rams of Albany State, 31-57. The Rams and Thorobreds set several records in the high-scoring battle. (Reprinted with permission from the SIAC & KSU Office of Sports Information)

WHAT’S AT STAKE: The game pits two members of the SIAC in a conference contest.

After the loss to Tuskegee, the Wildcats need the win to remain in contention for the conference title. Although the teams play in different divisions of the conference (FVSUin the East, KSU in the West), a win or loss could factor into the final divisional standing for the Wildcats.

For the Thorobreds, a win would give them the first conference victory of the season.

THE SERIES HISTORY: The series between FVSU and KSU dates back to 1970. This is the 25th meeting between the teams and FVSU leads the series 18-6-0.

LAST MEETING: FVSU 14, KSU 12

THE COACHING MATCH -UP: FVSU Head Coach Donald Pittman is in his third season. The Wildcats are 16-11 under Pittman and last year’s team represented the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the Pioneer Bowl.

KSU Head Coach Wayne Dickens is in his second season. He previously served asThorobreds wide receiver coach and the program’s interim head coach in 2009.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WILDCATS: Interviews with Head Football Coach Donald Pittman and key players can be arranged through the Office of Sports Information by calling (478) 825-6437.

For the latest on FVSU Athletics visit the website at http://www.fvsusports.com, or contact the FVSU Office of Sports Information at (478) 825-6437 or e-mailwardc@fvsu.edu.

WHAT’S NEXT?: The Wildcats will travel to Daytona Beach, Fla. for a matchup with the Wildcats of Bethune Cookman University. In a second meeting with an FCS team this season, FVSU will tangle with Bethune Cookman at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in Municipal Stadium.

KSU is on the road as well when they travel to Fairfield, Ala. for a conference match up with the Golden Bears of Miles College.

GAME TICKET INFORMATION: For ticket information for FVSU football, please visithttp://www.wildcatticketoffice.com or call the FVSU Cashier’s Office at (478) 825-6433.

-Wildcats Athletics

Published Date:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – 12:45