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Blazers must beat UNA to save season

Following two tough conference losses the Blazers football team is faced with a must win situation against the University of North Alabama Saturday. Against West Georgia and for the second game in a row, VSU took a lead late into the fourth quarter, only to give up a go-ahead touchdown with little time remaining. The loss dropped VSU to 6-3 ...

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Pierce leads the swarm in 22-21 victory over UWA

The No. 12 ranked Blazers welcomed No. 22 West Alabama into Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for a highly anticipated conference game on Homecoming weekend. The game did not disappoint, as VSU came back to win a 22-21 thriller. West Alabama held a 21-16 lead with 5:25 remaining until junior cornerback Matt Pierce took an interception 85 yards for a touchdown to give ...

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Blazers aim to scorch Tigers Saturday

For the second straight week, VSU made the trek into Arkansas. However, the Blazers left feeling much better about themselves than in the previous week as they ousted Ouachita Baptist by a 40-13 score. The win gives the team confidence heading into conference play but the biggest question coming out of Saturday; will Coach David Dean march out a different ...

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Football suffers first upset

The VSU football team traveled to Arkansas-Monticello last weekend riding a high of momentum following its advancement up the polls to the number four Division II team in the country; however, the excitement would be short lived as the Blazers were upset 23-9 by the Boll Weevils. The Blazers entered the fourth quarter up by a 6-3 score however Arkansas-Monticello ...

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Athletics recap

VSU athletics had its share of successes and shortcomings in the past week of both non-conference and conference play. Blazers football kept up its undefeated run improving its record to 4-0 with a win against Southern Arkansas on Saturday night. The offense produced 415 total yards of offense, 252 on the ground and 163 through the air. David Bailey, running ...

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Muleriders coming to Titletown

After two close, gut-wrenching victories to start the season, the VSU football team headed north to face unbeaten, No. 6 ranked Albany State. In another nail biter, the Blazers defense came up big at the end to preserve a 30-27 victory, moving VSU to 3-0 on the season. For the third consecutive week, the “Black Swarm” of defenders from Valdosta ...

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Black swarm strikes again in 24-17 win

The Blazer’s defense and special teams kept the game tight with a few clutch plays while the offense struggled to produce in a 24-17 victory over Newberry. Coach David Dean’s defense made an early statement when Ryan Smith intercepted Newberry quarterback, Bryan Ehrlich on their second drive, but the Blazers failed to score. However, the VSU defense took the scoring ...

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Blazers squeeze by Wingate in double OT

The Blazers fought hard through two overtime periods to silence the Bulldog fans at home in Wingate. Austen Roberts scored the game winning touchdown in double overtime to give No. 20 VSU a 34-28 victory over No.14 Wingate at Irwin Belk Stadium Saturday afternoon. The hard-fought game concluded when Roberts faked a hand off to running back Theseus Jackson and ...

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Starting QB still undecided

This time last year, the Blazers went into the season with Jimmy Coy solidified into the starting quarterback spot. However, that experiment quickly came to an end. Throughout the season, Coach David Dean had three different guys take snaps under center. Dean has taken a more subtle approach to naming the starter this year. VSU enters game week without publically ...

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