FORT VALLEY -- There have been few better-timed homecomings than this one for Fort Valley State.
So long as homecomings play out like they supposed to.
Malcolm Eady plans on that happening.
It is (good timing), the freshman running back/quarterback said. We should score about 50 on them.
That would be almost half of FVSUs total during its frustrating season.
Nevertheless, the Wildcats will try to break a three-game losing streak when they welcome Concordia-Selma to Wildcat Stadium for homecoming Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats are 2-5 overall and have scored 20 points or more only three times this season and not this month.
Weve missed on some opportunities, said FVSU head coach Donald Pittman, whose team has four losses by a combined 36 points and one by 41. But I think were going to be significantly better this game, and the next game, were going to be even better.
The Wildcats have been a work in progress on this years version of a remade offensive line.
If everybody plays as a unit, we can execute every play, wideout DeAngelo Smith said. If one person messes up on the front line, then the whole plays a bust.
FVSU beat Concordia 38-12 a year ago under the same social circumstances, but that was the Wildcats fifth win of the season en route to a trip to the NCAA Division II postseason.
It has been a memorable year for the Hornets. They lost about $90,000 in equipment -- pretty much all of their equipment, as well as personal items -- last month in a bus fire en route to a game a month ago at Miles.
The Green Bay Packers donated a load of equipment, fitting since both teams use the same colors.
The Hornets are 1-5, beating Arkansas Baptist 21-20 two weeks ago but losing 58-20 last week at Virginia University of Lynchburg. They opened the season with losses of 84-0, 52-0 and 71-14 to Abilene Christian, Stillman and West Alabama.
Saturday should be a tuneup for the final two regular-season games as the Wildcats try to show that they can avoid self-destructing on offense and perhaps get some momentum and confidence.
Offensively, if we can score three touchdowns a game, well win, Pittman said, more about the coming weeks games The defense is playing so well. The truth of the matter is, if we play well offensively, well win. Thats the bottom line.