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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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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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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Kennesaw State runs wild on Alabama State 42-7

From bamastatesports : Box Score  MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The seventh-ranked Kennesaw State Owls took advantage of a pair of Alabama State turnovers, running past the Hornets 42-7 Saturday night at ASU Stadium. Kennesaw State (2-1), who came into the game with 11th best offense in the country, hit their average with 520 yards of total offense (70 plays) while holding Alabama State to just 54 total plays. The Owls used 480 yards of rushing to get to their total, despite a 100-yard rusher. The Owls took advantage of an early miscue…

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Alabama State takes Labor Day Classic 38-31

From bamastatesports: STORY LINKS FINAL STATS (.PDF) POST GAME NOTES (.PDF) PHOTO GALLERY 1  PHOTO GALLERY 2 Box Score  MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State claimed their second consecutive victory over their rival Tuskegee Saturday night in the 2019 Labor Day Classic, 38-31 in front of 27,838 at ASU Stadium. The attendance mark is the largest in stadium history, topping the mark of 27.500 set back in 2012 – the first game inside the stadium. The attendance mark was the only new mark set on the night however in the win. KHA’Darris…

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UAB edges Alabama State in season opener.

From bamastatesports: STORY LINKS FINAL STATS (.PDF) POST GAME NOTES (.PDF) PHOTO GALLERY BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Alabama State came up short in its bid to pull off the upset of an FBS opponent, falling to UAB 24-19 in front the third largest crowd in UAB history (39,165) Thursday night at Legion Field. Duran Bell led Alabama State (0-1) with a career-high 112 yards on the ground on just 10 carries that included a 67-yard first quarter touchdown. Larry Brown III also turned in a career night for the Hornets as he caught five passes…

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Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passes away

From SWAC.org: Courtesy Alabama State/SWAC Communications  MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passed away Wednesday morning with loved ones by his side. Markham, the winningest head coach in Hornets’ football history, leaves behind a legacy unmatched at Alabama State. He coached at the institution from 1987 until 1997, leaving the school with 68 victories which still stands as the highest total among any coach in school history. His best season at the helm of the Hornets came in 1991 when the team finished 11-0-1, winning the…

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SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinal Recaps

From swac.org : Prairie View A&M 81, Grambling State 71Texas Southern 80, Alabama State 66 Panthers hold off Grambling State, advance to tournament finals BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Top-seeded Prairie View A&M prevailed 81-71 over No. 4 seed Grambling State Friday afternoon to advance to the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament finals at Bill Harris Arena. Devonte Patterson scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Panthers (21-12). Gary Blackston added 18 points and five rebounds, and Darius Williams scored 16 points. Ivy Smith led Grambling State with 21 points and…

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Grambling smacks up Alabama State 93-66

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | On a night when the Grambling State University men’s basketball team entered the evening needing to defeat by Alabama State by 22 points to hold the tiebreaker over the Hornets, the Tigers got that margin and more, shooting a blistering 67.3 percent from the floor, in a 93-66 victory in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Thursday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State (15-15 overall, 9-8 SWAC) now controls its own destiny to hosting a SWAC Tournament game. The Tigers currently…

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