SC State expects a different Hampton this week

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Hampton used to be South Carolina State's nemesis in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. From 2004 to 2006, the Bulldogs finished second in the league, always to the Pirates.

But Hampton is just 12-8 in the MEAC since those days, and is coming off a 40-point loss last weekend. Still, South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough is telling his team they better not take the Pirates lightly Saturday.

Pough thinks Hampton will be determined to play their best game against the Bulldogs, who have a 14-game MEAC winning streak.

In other games Saturday involving the state's Football Championship Subdivision teams, Furman is at The Citadel; Wofford travels is Western Carolina; Charleston Southern hosts Liberty; Presbyterian hosts VMI; and Coastal Carolina is at Stony Brook.

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