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, 0-2 SIAC) 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 Lassiter will provide the live coverage, along with sideline reports by Phil Walker.

LAST TIME OUT: After last week’s critical win against Benedict College, the FVSU Wildcats 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 (FVSU in 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.

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