HBCU Classic Sports

              November 2022

    Football Edition, Volume I

SWAC FOOTBALL

Week 12

Jackson State

24

Alcorn State

13

Florida A&M

41

Bethune

20

 Alabama A&M

24

Texas Southern

20

Mississippi Valley

27

Prairie View

7
UAPB

 19

 Alabama State

14
Southern

 34

 Grambling

17
 

 

 

 
    
    
    
    
    
    

Standings

School 

Coach 

Conf. 

Overall 

Pct. 

Jackson State 

Deion Sanders 

8-0 

11-0 

1.000 

Florida A&M 

Willie Simmons 

7-1 

9-2 

.818 

Southern

Eric Dooley

5-3

7-4

.636

Prairie View

Bubba McDowell

5-3

6-5

.545

Alabama State A&M 

 Eddie Robinson Jr.
 

4-4

6-5 

.545 

Texas Southern 

Clarence McKinney 

4-4 

5-6 

.455 

Alcorn State 

Fred McNair 

4-4 

5-6 

.455 

Alabama A&M 

Connell Maynor 

4-4 

4-7 

.364 

Grambling 

Hugh Jackson 

2-5 

3-7 

.333 

Arkansas Pine-Bluff 

Doc Gamble* 

1-7 

3-8 

.273

Bethune Cookman 

Terry Sims 

2-6 

2-9 

.182 

Mississippi Valley State 

Vincent Danzy 

2-6 

2-9 

.182 

Individual Leaders

Rushing

Player 

School 

YPC

TD 

Avg/G 

Jarveon Howard

Alcorn State

 5.1

 12

116.5

Kayvon Britten

Arkansas Pine Bluff

 5.0

 16

 91.3

Trazon Conley 

Prairie View

 5.3

 13

66.1

Sy’veon Wilkerson

Jackson State

 5.3

 8

94.5

 Maurice Washington

Grambling

11.6

 9

 67.4

Jaden Stewart

Prairie View

 5.6

 7

 76.3

Passing

Player 

School 

TD 

EFF 

Shedeur Sanders

Jackson State

 32

 157.2

Jeremy Moussa

Florida A&M

 21

 128.2

Besean McCray

Southern

 13

 144.2

 Jalon Jones

 Bethune 

 14

 128.1

Trazon Connelly

Prairie View

 11

 129.4

Andrew Body

Texas Southern

 13

 126.2

Receiving

Player 

School 

Rec. 

TD 

Avg/G 

Xavier Smith

Florida A&M

 87

11

 92.8

Dallas Daniels

Jackson State

 54

 6

 63.2

Willie Gaines

Jackson State

 20

 5

 33.6

Jah’Marae Sharead

 Florida A&M

 45

 3

 53.2

Shane Hooks

Jackson State

 54

 8

 54.6

Kemari Averett

Bethue

 39

 7

 40.5

DEFENSE

Tackles-Sacks

Player 

School 

Solo 

TFL 

Sacks 

Isaiah Major

Florida A&M

 50

 5.0

 4.0

Lewis Matthews

Grambling

 64

 7.0

 2.5

Ronnie Thomas

Mississippi Valley State

 28

 18.0

9.5

Nyles Gaddy

Jackson State

 21

 10.0

 6.0

 Colton Adams

 Alabama State

 52

13.5

 2.0

Sundi Anderson

 Grambling

 27

15.5

 8.0

Passes Defensed

Player 

School 

INT 

PD 

TD 

Isaiah Hamilton

Texas Southern

 5

 11

 2

Omari Hill-Robinson

Bethune Cookman

 4

 9

 1

Corione Harris

Southern

 4

 6

 1

Jovan Morgan

Florida A&M

 4

 8

 0

Jamarian Henderson

  UAPB

 4

 4

 1

Nathan Seward

 UAPB

 3

 11

 0

2022 All-SWAC Preseason Team

Pos. 

Player 

School 

QB 

Shadeur Sanders 

Jackson State 

RB 

Gary Quarles 

Alabama A&M 

RB 

Caleb Johnson 

Mississippi Valley State 

WR 

Fatai-Abdul Ibrahim 

Alabama A&M 

WR 

Xavier Smith 

Florida A&M 

TE 

Kemari Averett 

Bethune 

OL 

Dallas Black 

Southern 

OL 

Mark Evans 

Arkansas Pine Bluff 

OL 

Drake Centers 

Texas Southern 

OL 

Tony Gray 

Jackson State 

OL 

Robert Alston 

Alabama State 

RS 

Isaiah Bolden 

Jackson State 

Source: swac.org

courtesy: Jackson State Athletics

 JSU Tigers Complete Undefeated Regular Season

 JSU Tigers (11-0) DB Travis Hunter’s 2 TDs provide victory margin; Alcorn Braves (5-6) blow gold opportunity.       (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

Jackson State Wins SWAC East Title

Perfection. JSU Tigers (10-0) QB, Shedeur Sanders passes for 185 yds., 4 TDs; Alabama A&M (3-7) reeling.   (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

Jackson State Tigers Power Past Texas Southern

  JSU Tigers (9-0) RB, Sy’veon Wilkerson rushes for 212 yds., 2 TDs, dominate TSU Tigers (4-5) before 21,092.     (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

Tigers Cap Historic Day with Shutout Over Jaguars

JSU Tigers (8-0) score 14 pts. in 2:37 before half, elite defense shuts out front running Southern Jaguars (5-3).   (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

 JSU Beats Campbell, Matches Best Start Since ’83

JSU Tigers (7-0) gut out quality non-conference win over Campbell Camels (4-3) in Jackson before 51,596. (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

Sander’s 5 TD Passes, 3 Safeties Powers Win

JSU Tigers (6-0) elite QB, Shadeur Sanders accounts for 305 yds., 5 Tds; Bethune Wildcats (1-5) reeling.  (courtesy:jsutigers.com)

Tigers Down Alabama State For 500th Win

JSU Tigers (5-0) elite defense allows only 39 total rushing yards; Alabama State Hornets (3-3) salty.(courtesy:montgomeryadvertiser.com, gojsutigers.com)

JSU Tigers Roll Past Mississippi Valley

 JSU Tigers (4-0) QB, Shadeur Sanders passes for 438 yds., 4 TDs,  dismantles pesky MVSU Delta Devils (0-4).   (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

Jackson State Pulls Away From Grambling

Jackson Tigers (3-0) explode for 6 second half scores on Grambling Tigers (1-2) in W.C. Gorden Classic. (courtesy:jsutigers.com)

Mata, Defense Lead JSU to Southern Heritage Win

         JSU Tigers (2-0) prevail on late Shedeur Sanders TD pass; TSU Tigers (0-2) close again but no cigar.                  (courtesy: jsutigers.com)

Jackson State Tigers Blow Out FAMU Rattlers

Jackson State Tigers (1-0) on another level, win Orange Blossom Classic; Florida A&M Rattlers (0-2) kneel.(courtesy:tallahassee.com)

JSU Tigers Shock the College Football World

NFL Hall of Famer, Deion “Prime TIme” Sanders, replaces John Hendricks (24-34).
     (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

courtesy: FAMU Athletics

Rattlers Dominate Wildcats for 9th Straight Win

FAMU Rattlers (9-2) denied playoffs, end on high note, dismantle Bethune (2-9) in Florida Classic before 55,000.   (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Dark Cloud Defense Dominates on Road

Resilience. FAMU Rattlers (8-2) defense limits Alabama St. Hornets (6-4) to 14 total rushing yards with 13 TFLs.   (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Rattlers Win 7th Straight, Handle Jaguars

Florida A&M Rattlers (7-2) thump pesky Southern Jaguars (5-4) in Bragg Stadium before 15,126.   (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Dark Cloud Defense Dominates on Homecoming

Florida A&M Rattlers (6-2) Dark Cloud Defense limits UAPB Golden Lions (2-6) to 20 measly rushing yds.     (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Rattlers Win 5th Straight, Simmons 50th Career Win

FAMU Rattlers (5-2) on 5 game win streak, after tumultuous start; Grambling Tigers (1-5) close but no cigar.  (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Rattlers Defeat Delta Devils Extend Win Streak

FAMU Rattlers (3-2) pitch shut out for 3Q, extend home win streak to 13,  purify MVSU Delta Devils (0-5).(courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Rattlers Strike Bulldogs for 12th Win in Bragg

 Florida A&M Rattlers (2-2) may hay in 2nd half, comeback on mistake prone Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-4).    (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

FAMU Rattlers Win 11th Straight in Bragg

   Florida A&M Rattlers (1-2) get off the schneid, stymie DII contender, Albany State Rams (1-1) in Tallahassee.        (courtesy: famuathletics.com)

Maye’s 5 TDs Leads UNC Past FAMU

North Carolina (1-0) QB, Drake Maye passed for 5 TDs, 294 yds., FAMU (0-1) shows well despite adversity.(courtesy:goheels.com)

courtesy: Alabama State Athletics

Alabama State Hornets Sting Bethune 37-22

Alabama State Hornets (6-3) secure winning season, put down feisty Bethune Wildcats (2-7) in Daytona, Fl.    (courtesy:bamastatesports.com)

Hornets Swarm to Win Magic City Classic

Alabama State Hornets (5-3) show resiliency, 4Q rally stings Alabama A&M Bulldogs (3-5) before 67,532.    (courtesy:bamastatesports.com)

Hornets Power Past Mississippi Valley State

Alabama State Hornets (4-3) defense limits Mississippi Valley Delta Devils (0-7) to one third down conversion.    (courtesy:bamastatesports.com)

courtesy: Alcorn Athletics

Smith Returns Alcorn to Victory Past Bethune

Alcorn Braves (5-5) DB, Andrew Smith 50 yd. pick-6 fends off feisty Bethune Wildcats (2-8) in Lorman, MS.   (courtesy:alcornsports.com)

Alcorn Captures OT Thiller at Prairie View

Alcorn Braves (4-5) cling to life in SWAC West, upend front running Prairie View Panthers (5-4) in Prairie View.  (courtesy:alcornsports.com)

Braves Come From Behind to Down UAPB

Alcorn State Braves (2-2) RB, Jarveon Harvey rushes for 295 yds, 4 TDs; UAPB Golden Lions (2-2) cooling off.   (courtesy:alcornsports.com)

Alcorn Braves Down McNeese Cowboys

Alcorn Braves (1-2) rise up, become only SWAC team to stun McNeese Cowboys (0-3) ends losing streak.    (courtesy:alcornsports.com)

Tulane Earns Dominant Victory Over Alcorn

    Tulane Greenwaves (2-0) score 7 unanswered TDs, scalp Alcorn Braves (0-2) in New Orleans, LA.      (courtesy:tulanegreenwave.com)

SFA Rallies to Defeat Alcorn in Instant Classic

     Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (1-0) last minute 4Q rally upends Alcorn State Braves (1-0) in Lorman, MS.         (courtesy:sfajacks.com)

UAPB OL Best in NFL

UAPB OL, Terren Armstead, ranked as best OT in NFL, by Pro Football Focus.
   (courtesy: profootballfocus.com)

courtesy: Southern Athletics

Southern Advances to SWAC Championship

Southern Jaguars (7-4) win 48th Bayou Classic, beat down Grambling (2-9) before 62.337 in New Orleans, LA.  (courtesy:gojagsports.com)

Southern Cruises Past Mississippi Valley

Southern Jags (6-4) take 20-0 halftime lead, record 5 sacks; take down MVSU Delta Devils (1-9) before 17,779.   (courtesy:gojagsports.com)

Southern Holds On to Knock Off Alcorn 21-17

Southern Jaguars (4-2) roar back, win 3rd straight, outlast Alcorn Braves (3-3) before 26,900 in Baton Rouge. (courtesy:gojagsports.com)

BeSean McCrary Leads Jaguars Over Panthers

Southern Jags (3-2) QB, BeSean McCrary accounts for 360 yds., 4 TDs; cool off Prairie View Panthers (3-3).     (courtesy:gojagsports.com)

Southern Jaguars Blowout Arkansas Pine Bluff

Southern Jaguars (2-2) right ship, hold UAPB Golden Lions (2-3) to three measly rushing yards.     (courtesy:gojagsports.com)

Balanced Approach, Stingy Defense Fuel Shut Out

Texas Southern Tigers (1-2) shut out the Southern Jaguars (1-2) for the first time in 31 years.   (courtesy:tsusports.com)

Tigers Dominate Southern in Home Opener

LSU Tigers (2-0) host Mardi Gras parade in endzone, score 9 TDs in rout of Southern Jags (1-1) in Baton Rouge.  (courtesy:lsusports.com)

Southern Dominates Florida Memorial in Opener

Southern Jaguars (1-0) open in style, walk through Florida Memorial (0-1) in Baton Rouge, LA.   (courtesy:gojagsports.com)

courtesy: Prairie View Athletics

MVSU Defense Upsets Prairie View

MVSU Delta Devils (2-9) trap SWAC West frontrunner, Prairie View (6-5) fumbles away opportunity. courtesy:mvsusports.com

Panthers Take Win Over UAPB

Prairie View (6-4) close to SWAC West title, use explosive 2nd half to put down UAPB Golden Lions (2-8).   (courtesy:pvpanthers.com)

Panthers Rally to Top Wildcats in Homecoming Win

 Whoa Nellie! Prairie View Panthers (5-3) never give up, find way to win; Bethune (2-6) let’s another get away.     (courtesy:pvpanthers.com)

Prairie View A&M Panthers Defeats Cardinals

 Prairie View Panthers (4-3) rush for over 400 yds., blow out Southland Conference foe, Lamar Cardinals (0-7).  (courtesy:lamarcardinals.com)

Panthers Win Fifth Consecutive State Farm

   Prairie View Panthers (2-3) take 27-0 halftime lead, do not look back, Grambling Tigers (2-4) cant get right.       (courtesy:pvpanthers.com)

Prairie View Panthers Outlast Alabama State

  Prairie View A&M Panthers (2-2) defense holds, finishes off Alabama St. Hornets (2-2) in Montgomery, AL.     (courtesy:pvpanthers.com)

Cardinals Continue Impressive Start

 Incarnate Word Cardinals (3-0) take 31-7 lead, call off dogs; Prairie View Panthers  (1-2) cannot defend home.      (courtesy:uiwcardinals.com)

Defense Holds Its Ground in Win Over Prairie View

Abilene Christian (2-0) defense knuckles up in 2nd half; Prairie View (1-1) let one get away.  (courtesy:acusports.com)

McDowell Era Begins with Labor Day Classic Win

Bubba McDowell era begins in style;  PVAM Panthers (1-0) blow open 2Q, pull away from Texas Southern (0-1).      (courtesy:pvpanthers.com)

Prairie View Panthers Make ATL Falcons

Former PVAM Panthers, WR, Khadarel Hodge; LB, Quinton Bell, both make Falcons 53 man squad.

courtesy: Grambling Athletics

Washington Powers GSU to Homecoming Victory

Grambling Tigers (3-6) RB, Maurice Washington rushes for 201 yds., 2 TDS; put down UAPB Golden Lions (2-7).  (courtesy:gsutigers.com)

Big First Half Lifts GSU Past Alcorn State

Grambling Tigers (2-6) indemnify, finally close the deal, shut down Alcorn Braves (3-5) in Grambling, La.   (courtesy:gsutigers.com)

Bethune Pulls Away in 38-19 Win Over Grambling

Bethune Wildcats (1-2) get off the schneid, shut out Grambling Tigers (1-2) in second half.   (courtesy:bcuathletics.com)

Jackson State Pulls Away From Grambling

 Jackson State Tigers (3-0) explode for six second half scores; Grambling Tigers (1-2) fold like papier mache.    (courtesy:jsutigers.com)