BOXTOROW National Game of the Week Southern (4-2, 4-0) vs. Alcorn State (3-3, 3-2) There are too many games and key matchups left to be played in the season to say that the Jaguars and the Braves will play for the SWAC championship in December. But it is possible. Southern is on a roll, winners
BOXTOROW National Game of the Week 8 Virginia State (5-1, 2-1) at Bowie State (4-2, 3-0) Last year’s meeting between Bowie State and Virginia State at VSU’s homecoming went a long way to deciding the CIAA Northern Division. BSU won the game 22-19 on a touchdown pass and catch with :40 remaining in the game.
Rematch of last year’s SWAC championship game. When Alcorn State and Grambling meet on Saturday in Grambling, LA, the matchup will be a far cry from the matchup between the two going into the SWAC championship game last year. While some of the principles from each team are the same, where both programs stand right
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
BOXTOROW National Game of the Week 4/4 Tennessee State (2-0) vs. 5/5 Bethune-Cookman (0-1) When Tennessee State travels to Daytona Beach to take on Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, it will be a matchup of two of the best teams in HBCU football over the last five years. While TSU plays in the OVC, typically all of
The big story of the week was North Carolina A&T’s four-overtime victory over Kent State 39-36 on Saturday. There have not been many times that HBCU FCS programs have defeated FBS programs. More recently, Bethune-Cookman defeated FIU back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014. Moreover, 2013 was a particularly good year for FCS HBCUs. Not only
BOXTOROW National Game of the Week Albany State (0-1, 0-0) vs. Tuskegee (1-0, 0-0) Whitewater Classic, Phenix, AL The 3rd annual Whitewater Classic played in Phenix City, Ala. featuring the matchup between Albany State and Tuskegee, could be a preview of the SIAC championship. After all, the teams combined have played in all five SIAC
This is the 12th MEAC/SWAC Challenge and this year unlike more recently when the game was played in Orlando – mostly at the Citrus Bowl – this year’s game will be played in Daytona Beach’s Municipal Stadium, the home stadium of Bethune-Cookman (ranked No. 2 in the preseason BOXTOROW Coaches Poll). Alcorn State (ranked No.
Alcorn State seeks third-straight championship; parity in the West EASTERN DIVISION Alcorn State (9-4, 7-2) The Braves had about as good a season as they could have hoped for in 2015. They repeated as SWAC Champions, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished since Grambling State won three-straight (2000-02). They couldn’t win back-to-back HBCU national
BOXTOROW w/ Donal Ware will preview the upcoming HBCU and pro football seasons. Over a five-week period, Ware will talk plenty of football and will talk with coaches, athletes and media members. We want YOU to join us on our social media platforms and give us your thoughts. On Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Go to