Heritage Bowl

December 27, 1997

South Carolina State (9-2) vs. Southern (10-1)

Time: 2: 30 p.m. today

TV: ESPN

Series: South Carolina State, 3-2

Last meeting: South Carolina State won, 11-0, in 1993.

Coaches: Pete Richardson, fifth season at Southern (86-27-1); Willie Jeffries, 25th season at South Carolina State (160-106-6).

Outlook: Southern RB Steve Wofford is ninth in I-AA in rushing at 127 yards per game. QB Marcus Jacoby has completed 149 of 249 passes for 1,425 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Bulldogs are led by RB Dennis Walker (831 rushing yards, six TDs) and QB Reggie Curry (70-for-191, 1,123 passing yards). Walker will get a stern test from a Southern defense that ranks ninth in the nation against the run.

Pub Date: 12/27/97

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