October 16, 2021 SWAC Football Recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Football Scores and Recaps   Team Standings Saturday, October 16 Prairie View A&M 35, Bethune-Cookman 29– Box Score I Recap Florida A&M 35, Alabama A&M 31–  Box Score I Recap Grambling State 34, Texas Southern 20– Box Score I Recap Southern 34, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7– Box Score I Recap Jackson State 28, Alabama State 7– Box Score I Recap Alcorn State 24, Mississippi Valley State 12– Box Score I Recap 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…

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Grambling and Alcorn to tangle in SWAC clash

From Grambling State Sports Communications: Tigers Prepare For SWAC Showdown at Alcorn State GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will look to string together back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victories for the first time in two years as the Tigers visit Alcorn State in a key Western Division showdown. Kickoff is set for 2:05 p.m. from Jack Spinks Stadium in Lorman, Miss.  Grambling State (2-3 overall, 1-1 SWAC) ended a six-game conference losing streak, which dated back to the end of 2019, with a huge 37-28 home victory over Alabama…

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Alcorn State comes back from 19 points to shock UAPB, 39-38

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Box Score PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Alcorn State Braves erased a 19-point second half deficit Thursday night and stunned Arkansas–Pine Bluff by a score of 39-38 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams. In front of a national television audience on ESPNU, Niko Duffey’s two-yard run with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Braves (2-2, 1-0 SWAC) their first lead of the game and proved to be the final margin of victory. Following Duffey’s run, the Golden Lions (1-2, 0-1 SWAC)…

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N.C. Central defeats Alcorn State 23-14 to win MEAC/SWAC Challenge

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 28, 2021 — North Carolina Central kicked off its football season with a 23-14 victory over Alcorn State to capture the 2021 Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge championship trophy, as seen in primetime on ESPN. Saturday’s game was highly anticipated since both teams were out of action for more than 600 days due to the pandemic. The game started with a methodic drive that ended in a 20-yard Braves touchdown pass from senior quarterback Felix Harper to junior wide out Juan Anthony Jr.…

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SWAC Commissioner meeting with member Presidents on fate of fall sports

Though the MEAC, CIAA, and the SIAC have all announced their plans to cancel fall sports, the fate of SWAC sports has yet to be decided. The commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference is meeting with the presidents of the member schools discuss whether the sports seasons will go forth as planned. From Grambling State University:  SWAC Council of Presidents to Meet With Commissioner Monday, July 20 Grambling State University has not released any decisions concerning our Fall 2020 sports schedule. The SWAC Council of Presidents have a scheduled meeting with our SWAC…

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Alcorn lunches ticket to SWAC title game with 41-6 beat down of Jackson State

From Alcorn State Sports: FINAL BOOK (PDF) JACKSON, Miss. – A huge first half was more than enough for the Alcorn State University football program as it downed Jackson State 41-6 Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Alcorn (8-3, 6-1 SWAC) raced out to a 31-0 halftime lead, which was never in doubt in the second half. The Braves outgained the Tigers (4-8, 3-4 SWAC) 390-146 in total yards and 116-6 in rushing. Junior Felix “Triggerman” Harper threw for 274 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown. Senior Chris…

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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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Alcorn State vs Mississippi Valley State Preview

From swac.org: Alcorn State Game Notes | Mississippi Valley State Game Notes LORMAN, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State will face Alcorn State for its first Southwestern Athletic Conference game of the season. Kick-off is set for 6:00 p.m. at Spinks-Casem Stadium. Last week Alcorn State scored a touchdown with 40 seconds left in regulation to edge Prairie View A&M 45-41. The Braves trailed 41-38 when they started at their own 35. Alcorn marched down the field, converted a 4th-and-4 at the PVAMU 36, and went on to tally the game-winner on a three-yard…

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Boyd and Hill spearhead Lady Tigers past Lady Braves

From Grambling State Sports Information: LORMAN, Miss. | Shakyla Hill and Jazmin Boyd combined for 39 points as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team rolled past Alcorn State, 79-63, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Monday nightat the Davey L. Whitney Complex. Grambling State (10-13 overall, 7-4 SWAC), which snapped a two-game losing streak, led 23-13 at the end of one period and took a 40-24 advantage into the half. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Braves, 24-17, in the third and cruised to the conference win. Hill, who was…

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SWAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – January 22

From swac.org: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alcorn State University guard Troymain Crosby has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week following two standout performances this past weekend. The league made the announcement Tuesday morning. Crosby, a 6-4 sophomore from Laurel, Miss., led the way for Alcorn in a 2-0 home-stand with wins over Mississippi Valley State (63-57) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (74-69). Over the two games, he averaged 17.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists. He shot .542 (13-24) from the field. Crosby flirted with a triple-double against…

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