SWAC saw an massive upset in Southern beating Alcorn State. Florida A & M dominates Grambling State, Alabama A& M downs Alabama State, Jackson State outlasts Mississippi Valley State and Texas Southern obliterates Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
Posted by Shaquille Hill on November 1, 2021
Southern 38, Alcorn State 35
You’d be forgiven if you thought the Jags would lose to the Braves in this one. Alcorn State needed this game to keep up with Prairie View A&M in the SWAC West, as they meet in a couple weeks.
Apparently, Glendon McDaniel and Southern had other ideas. McDaniel completed 20 of 34 passes for 258 and a touchdown.
Braves’ quarterback Felix Harper was 13 of 26 for 206 yards and four touchdowns. The game was back and forth throughout, as both teams traded blows. Southern kicker Luke Jackson nailed a 47 yard field goal to outlast the Braves.
Alcorn State falls to 5-3 (4-1 SWAC), while Southern improves to .500 at 4-4 (3-2 SWAC).
Florida A&M 26, Grambling State 3
The Rattlers ran wire-to-wire with this game, beginning with a 15-yard TD pass from QB Rasean McKay to Jah’Marae Sheread. A&M would add two more touchdowns in the opening stanza, as McKay found Jermaine Hawkins for another TD pass, and Jaylen McCloud ran for six from a yard out.
Even the Green and Orange defense jumped in on the fun, adding a safety in the third quarter from Savion Williams. The Tigers could only muster a field goal.
Florida A&M is now 6-2 (4-1, SWAC), while the G-Men fall to 3-5 (2-3 SWAC).
Jackson State 28, Mississippi Valley State 19
The Tigers won their second straight game without head coach Deion Sanders. MVSU shut down the Tigers in the first half, as Jackson State was held to -6 rushing yards, falling behind 7-6. Last week, JSU trailed 9-0 to Bethune-Cookman before pulling out another comeback.
Jackson State’s Sheduer Sanders would throw three touchdowns to pull out the victory. He also threw two interceptions in the second half.
The Tigers’ Al Young would pounce on a fumble caused by a poor option pitch from MVSU quarterback Jelani Eason, as Young returned it for a touchdown.
Jackson State is now 5-0 in SWAC play and 7-1 overall, while MVSU falls to 2-6 (1-4 SWAC).
Alabama A&M 42, Alabama State 28
Aqeel Glass led the Bulldogs to a win in a wild Magic City Class, throwing for 321 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-33 passing, according to AL.com. Glass found four different receivers on each score: Abdul Fatal Ibrahim, Dee Anderson, Kendric Johnson and Odieu Hiliare. Ibrahim led the Bulldogs with six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Running back Gary Quarles ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns.
The game was tied at 21 in the early third. Alabama State’s Ryan Nettles would find Kisean Johnson, then Wallace Corker. A 16 yard run by Erza Gray knotted is all at 21.
The momentum lasted 1:47.
Then Glass led Alabama A&M to three scoring drives. The first saw Glass find Hiliare for 38 yards. An onside kick was converted into a one-yard touchdown run by Quarles, making it 35-21.
Alabama State would score with 9:28 remaining, but that would be all. A&M added one more touchdown, making the final score, 42-28.
Texas Southern 59, Arkansas Pine-Bluff 17
Texas Southern put up nearly 600 yards of offense against the Golden Lions. Andrew Body threw for 271 yards and four touchdowns. He ran for 121 yards and another TD on the ground.
Delaware State 30, Howard 20
Delaware State knocks off Howard 30-20. Hornets quarterback Jared Lewis throws for 246 yards and four touchdowns. Trey Gross has seven receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Bison quarterback Quinton Williams throws 19-32 for 201 yards and a TD. Running back Ian Wheeler ran for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Norfolk State 30, Morgan State 20
The Spartans were led by Juwan Carter’s 368 passing yards and four touchdowns. He was 26-40. J.J Davis ran for 105 yards on 16 carries. Da’Quan Felton had six receptions for 104 yards.
Morgan State struggled to get offense. Just 123 passing yards by Neil Bordeau. Alfonzo Graham ran for 56 yards on five carries.
South Carolina State 27, North Carolina Central 24
South Carolina State out NC Central as both teams traded scores through the game. NC Central struck first on a 74 yard run from Davius Richard. South Carolina State’s Kendrell Flowers responded with a 34-yard TD run. Flowers then caught a 14-yard pass from quarterback Corey Fields Jr, to make it 14-7, SC State.
NC Central responded with a touchdown, but Adrian Olivio missed the extra point. Special teams reared its ugly head again when Eagles’ kicker Juan Verde missed a 31-yard field goal before halftime. Olivio missed a field goal on the Eagles’ first drive of the second half.
Fields would find Shaquan Davis for a 19 yard gain, followed by a six yard run by Flowers. Jacory Benson scored from a yard out, giving SC State a 20-13 lead.
A field goal by Olivio cut it to 20-16.
The Bulldogs went on a 12 play, 76 yard drive. Tight end Yancey Washington ended up with a touchdown grab for the Bulldogs.
The Eagles scored one more touchdown and added a two-point conversion. Richard found Ryan McDaniel for an 18-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion made the score, 27-24. NC Central would fall short. SC State stays ahead in the MEAC.
Miles 16, Edward Waters 9
Allen 32, Columbus State 25
Kentucky State 42, Tuskegee 35
Lane 16, Central State 14
Savannah State 24, Fort Valley State 6
Albany State 14, Morehouse 10
Benedict 24, Clark Atlanta 21
Johnson C. Smith 34, St. Augustine’s 13
Virginia Union 44, Elizabeth City State 14
Shaw 38, Winston-Salem State 14
Bowie State 31, Lincoln (PA) 7
Chowan 38, Virginia State 30
Fayetteville State 34, Livingstone 0
Shaquille Hill Sports Writer for HBCUGO.TV