Alabama State defeats Texas Southern 27-21

From bamastatesports : Box Score  HOUSTON, Texas | Alabama State held off a furious Texas Southern second half rally to come away with their second consecutive road victory in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play, defeating the Tigers 27-21 at BBVA Stadium Saturday. Alabama State (5-4, 4-2 SWAC) scored all 27 of their points in the first half and were able to overcome four turnovers to hold off Texas Southern (0-10, 0-6 SWAC). Ezra Gray led Alabama State with 154 yards on 24 carries, leading the Hornets’ offensive attack that produced 403 total yards.…

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Ladarius Skelton wins three player of the week honors

From Southern University Media Relations: BATON ROUGE, La. — Homecoming on the Bluff was a night to remember for Southern’s junior quarterback Ladarius Skelton, who accounted for a career-high 436 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as the SWAC West Division leader slipped past Alabama A&M 35-31. He threw a game-winning 2-yard TD pass with 28 seconds remaining and was 16 of 25 for 198 yards and two scores with no interceptions. He also racked up 238 rushing yards and two TDs on 34 carries. It was the 10th-most…

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November 2 SWAC Football Recap

Courtesy of the SWAC: Scores from around the SWAC Saturday, November 2 Alabama State 27, Mississippi Valley State 0Recap | Box Score Grambling State 55, Texas Southern 20Recap | Box Score Southern 35, Alabama A&M 31Recap | Box Score Jackson State 21, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 12Recap | Box ScoreAbout the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.  Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball,…

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SWAC highlights Alabama State Football Legends

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has a rich football tradition that has produced legends at both the collegiate and professional level. The Conference is going to highlight and pay homage to these iconic figures through the course of several installments at their website, swac.org. The first installment features football luminaries from Alabama State University. From swac.org: Alabama State Hornets Football  Reggie Barlow (1992-95) Second at school in career receptions – 176 (held mark until 2011) School’s all-time leader in receiving yards – 2,536 Scored 17 touchdowns during career Fourth-highest receiving mark…

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October 28 SWAC Football Players of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama A&M’s Jordan Bentley, Jackson State’s Keonte Hampton, Alcorn State’s Malik Holbert and Corey McCullough along with Alabama State’s Colton Adams were all named Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week nine of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday. OffensiveAlabama A&MJordan Bentley(6-1, 195, Sr., RB, Guntersville, Ala.)Accounted for 206 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as Alabama A&M topped rival Alabama State 43-41 in three overtimes Saturday afternoon in the Magic City Classic. Bentley led Alabama A&M on…

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Southern defeats Texas Southern 28-21

From Southern University Media Relations: DALLAS, TX —  Glendon McDaniel threw three touchdown passes, two of them in a decisive third quarter and Southern defeated Texas Southern in the State Fair Showdown on Saturday. After the score was tied at 7 at halftime, McDaniel connected with Jamar Washington for 35 yards and Hunter Register for 31 yards and a 21-7 Jaguars lead heading into the fourth quarter. Texas Southern’s Devin Williams scored on a 14-yard run before McDaniel’s 7-yard TD pass to Jordan Davis put Southern ahead by 14 again, 28-14. A 4-yard run by Williams closed out the scoring…

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October 19 SWAC Football Recap

From SWAC.org: Scores from around the SWAC Saturday, October 19 Southern 28, Texas Southern 21Recap I Box Score Prairie View A&M 51, Virginia-Lynchburg 0Recap I Box Score Jackson State 31, Mississippi Valley State 28Recap I Box Score About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.  Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and…

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Alabama State downs Jackson State 31-16

From bamastatesports: Box Score  JACKSON, Miss. | Alabama State rebounded from a conference loss last week, running away from Jackson State 31-16 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play Saturday afternoon on homecoming at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Alabama State (3-3, 2-1 SWAC) used a three-touchdown day from quarterback Jett Even on a day in which he played for the injured KHA’Darris Davis. The grad transfer scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground, and one through the air to lead the Hornets. He finished the day 15-of-26 passing for 189 yards, with one interception and…

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Alcorn State takes advantage of turnovers in 35-7 smoking of Alabama State

From bamastatesports : TvPhoto Gallery 1 | Photo Gallery 2 | Final Stats (.pdf) | Boxscore MONTGOMERY, Ala. | After a four-hour lightning delay, Alabama State committed a season-high five turnovers that Alcorn State was able to punch in for a pair of touchdowns en route to a 35-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Division victory Saturday night. The game was originally scheduled for 2 pm, however, storms moved through the central Alabama region pushing kick back to 6 pm in Montgomery. Alcorn State (4-2, 3-0 SWAC) scored on their first possession of the game following a…

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Former UAPB player Jamie Gillan named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

From UAPB Athletics: CLEVELAND, Ohio- Former University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football player Jamie Gillan was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month by the National Football League for his play during the month of September. Gillan averaged 41.6 yards per punt during the Browns’ first four games, with 11 of them being downed inside the 20, which ranks second in the conference. Gillan earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades following Cleveland’s win at the New York Jets in Week 2 after averaging 38.5 yards…

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