Like the rest of college football, it was a case of the haves and have-nots. We are seeing quite a few bowl games taking place where teams are barely bowl eligible. Such was the case in HBCU football in an unusual year where every team in the SWAC’s Eastern Division had a losing record, for
We have known for a few weeks now that Alcorn State would represent the Eastern Division in the SWAC championship game taking place in Houston this Saturday. With much anticipation, we were waiting to see who would represent the West. For months, we thought the Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling would decide the West
Both North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central handled business as expected Saturday, the Aggies defeating Delaware State 45-14 and the Eagles defeating Howard 30-21. The win for both sets up the game that everyone has been anticipating all year between the Aggies and the Eagles in Durham on Saturday for the outright MEAC championship.
boxtorow.com For the first time in three seasons, the Miles/Tuskegee game had no bearing on who would represent the SIAC Western Division in the SIAC championship game. (The game was played at Birmingham’s Legion Field in front of 19,386. Tuskegee won 13-10.) That’s because Kentucky State wrapped up the title two weeks ago with a
The CIAA Northern Division title and the right to play in the CIAA championship game will be settled Saturday in Bowie, Md. Sort of. Defending North champions Bowie State (6-3, 5-1) will host a surging Elizabeth City State (5-4, 4-2) team who has won four of its last five games including a 24-21 OT win
The theme for Week 8 in HBCU football was upsets. It is debatable what the biggest upset was between FAMU/Hampton and Kentucky State/Tuskegee. Probably the Kentucky State win over Tuskegee because Kentucky State win gives them the SIAC West title. Homecoming for whatever reason has presented difficulties for the Golden Tigers the last two years.
The Bowie State Bulldogs passed major tests in back-to-back weeks, more recently defeating CIAA Northern Division rival Virginia State 38-37 on homecoming in Bowie, Md. The Bulldogs found themselves down 37-20 with about 8:00 remaining in the third quarter. Behind the play of quarterback Amir Hall’s two touchdown passes and Robert Chesson’s 24-yard touchdown run,
The Tennessee State Tigers continue to roll as they are now 4-0 on the season after their 34-30 win over UT Martin on Saturday. The last time the Tigers started 4-0 was in 2012 when they actually started the season 7-0, finishing 8-4. The Tigers have had tremendous success under TSU alum Rod Reed in
In talking with Savannah State star defensive end Marquis Smith – the NC Mutual BOXTOROW National Player of the Week – the Tigers always believed. So while the HBCU football world was shocked by SSU’s 16-10 overtime victory over MEAC perennial power Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, the Tigers weren’t. “It was no doubt in our mind
The biggest surprise of week three was Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s 45-43 three-overtime come-from-behind victory over two-time defending champion Alcorn State Golden Lions quarterback Brandon Duncan completed 29-of-52 passes for 505 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. His favorite target was Willie Young who caught 13 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. The Golden Lions are