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 University Women’s Basketball picked to win the SWAC

Courtesy of Southern University Athletic Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion and SWAC Tournament Champion Southern has been tabbed to finish atop the league for the 2019-20 season. Junior guard Alyric Scott was selected to the First Team All SWAC team. The SWAC Tournament MVP is coming off a stellar sophomore season leading the Jaguars in three categories a year ago. Scott started in all 32 games averaging 9.1 points per game, 1.4 steals per game, and pulling down 6.1 rebounds per game.  Southern will…

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Southern U Men’s Basketball picked to finish in SWAC preseason poll

From Southern University athletics: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Southern Men’s Basketball team was selected to finish sixth in the 2019-20 Southwestern Athletic Conference Basketball Preseason poll conducted by the conference office and voted on by the league’s Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors. The announcement was made Monday, October 21st. Coach Sean Woods and his staff hit the road hard recruiting in the offseason and bringing in new Jaguars to fit his system. “My staff did a great job overhauling our program. The young men we were blessed to bring in or…

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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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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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Southern beats up on Arkansas-Pine Bluff 31-7

From Southern U Athletic Media Relations : PINE BLUFF, AR. — The Southern Jaguars were able to get off to a fast start on Saturday night in front of a great football crowd at Simmons Bank Stadium on the campus of The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff by winning their 1st SWAC contest, 31-7. On a night where Pine Bluff native Ladarius Skelton returned home, he had 3 rushing touchdowns along with 157 yards passing. This was his first complete game of the season. The Southern defense stepped up to the challenge allowing only…

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