MT. PLEASANT, MICH— The South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-1) suffered a tough 21-6 defeat to Central Michigan in its season opener at Kelly/Shorts Stadium Thursday night in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

“We didn’t make the plays when we had the opportunity and it hurt us in the long run,” said SC State head coach Buddy Pough. “Anytime you take a loss it’s a hard lesson but we take it as a team.”
Central Michigan jumped out to a 7-3 lead on a 45-yard toss from junior quarterback Ryan Radcliff to wide receiver Cody Wilson at the 13:05 mark in the first quarter. Radcliff found the end zone once again throwing a 67-yard bomb to freshman Titus Davis to put the Chippewas ahead 14-6 with 8:17 left in the first-half.