by Donal Ware boxtorow.com For the last two seasons, the CIAA championship game has seen Bowie State and Winston- Salem State battle it out. In 2015 WSSU defeated the Bulldogs 17-14 on a game-winning field goal with no time on the clock. In 2016, the Rams defeated BSU 43-33. Is this the year Bowie State
Will this be the year the MEAC has one champion? by Donal Ware boxtorow.com For the first time since 2012, the MEAC had an outright champion in 2016. The champion was North Carolina Central. Last year showed how the conference continues to gain respect as one of the more competitive conferences in FCS. Both the
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.