Braves look to confirm their reservations in Houston…..PVAMU looks to end on winning note….




Week 12 signifies that the 2015 college football season is nearing it’s end. Within SWAC play , Grambling State has alrady confirmed their reservations for Houston and is now awaiting their opponent , but until then, the Tigers must concentrate on the Southern Jaguars, a team that is capable of putting a blemish on the GMEN’S record. Alcorn State is looking to become their opponent this weekend as the Braves play host to a struggling AAMU team. With the victory , the Braves can seek revenge against the Tigers for ruining their Homecoming earlier this season. QB John Gibbs leads the Braves offense with 996 yards passing and 7tds. RB D. Ragsdale 730 yards rushing and 6tds passing the ground game. AAMU QB D’Angelo Ballard 1247 yards passing and 7tds paces the Bulldogs.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…….63-14 Alcorn State

Prairie View looks to end it’s season on a high note as the Panthers host Jackson State. Coach Willie Simmons should be a shoe in for SWAC’s Coach of the Year. The Panthers are ganranteed a winning season plus finishing second behind Grambling in the SWAC race. QB Trey Green 2459 yards passing and 20tds paces the Panther offense. RB Johnta Herbert 725 yards rushing and 4tds paces the ground game. JSU QB Lamontiez Ivy 2199 yars passing and 15tds leads the Tigers. WR Devin Fosselman 780yards recieving and 5tds paces the Tigers air game.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……42-28 PVAMU

In what seems to be the battle of the Mid South takes place in Itta Bena, Mississippi as the UAPB LIONS visit MVSU. This game could go along way in preparing for next season. UAPB is winless in SWAC play and looks to still one from the Devils. QB Brandon Duncan 888 yards passing and 7tds paces the Lions offense. MVSU will conter with Theodore Rubin 836 yards passing and 6tds. 

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction ……..31-24 MVSU

Alabama State looks to get back into the winning mode as the Hornets take on SIAC Miles College in Montgomery. ASU QB Daniel Duhart 1027 yards passing and 7tds paces the Hornets offense. Miles is lead by QB David Whipple 1081 yards passing and 6tds.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……..24-21 ASU









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Realsportsrealtalk Midweek Commentary: MVSU, UAPB have a lot to play for…..





Good morning…..OK…As we approach the last leg of the 2015 SWAC Football season…two teams will be fighting for more than just a win. Mississippi Valley State and University of Arkansas Pine Bluff have experienced one of the worst season in the history of both storied programs. The Delta Devils coached by former JSU head man Rick Comengy has endored a 1-9 season thus far with their only win being an upset victory over AAMU in Huntsville 27-24. Comengy has had to deal with a tiny budget that includes a restricted recruiting budget and many more internal issues. MVSU’S athletic budget is only a fraction of what other SWAC schools may have to offer. Not getting quality recruits plus losing out to top JUCO’S in Mississippi has a lot to do with the Devils fall from grace. Playing in tiny RICE-TOTTEN stadium doesn’t offer much to a top 5 athlete. With donations coming in from MVSU’s national alumni organization, it still may not be enough to run a competitive football program in the SWAC. However, coach Comengy has stuck it out with the small school and seems to be loyal to them for offering their coaching position to him after he was fired by JSU. UAPB has also had a tough season going 1-9 and currently winless in SWAC play thus far. Coach Monte Coleman, who lastly won the SWAC in 2012 defeat Comengy in that championship game . The Lions only win was against SIAC foe Morehouse College. UAPB ‘s Lonza Hardy, Athletic Director is the pioneer of the SWAC as it comes to history and changing of the landscape. Hardy can attest to UAPB’s small budget as well and also competing against JUCO’s as well as the Southland Conference ‘s Central Arkansas and small college Arkansas Monticello for talent as well. Both MVSU and UAPB game will say a lot in going forward into next season to build upon. I even came to a notion that both programs need to get together make their annual game an event……” MID SOUTH CLASSIC” with proceeds going to both schools athletic departments. However, the game itself means much more.

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Good morning,….Ok…Looks like the 2015 SWAC Championship is set as the Grambling State Tigers assured themselves a hotel reservations with victory over UAPB and Alcorn State 65-13 blasting of Texas Southern , a return trip to defend their championship against the Tigers. The GMEN 49-31 victory was sweet as the Tigers made national headlines only 2 years ago with a boycott. The Tigers QB Johnathan Williams 339 yards passing and 4tds paced the GMEN offense. RB Martez Carter 111 yards rushing and 1td paced the ground game. WR Chad Williams 125 yards and 1 td paced the Air game. UAPB was lead by QB Brandon Duncan 459 yards and 4tds to pace the Lions.

Alcorn State didn’t waste time to punch their ticket as they malled the TSU Tigers 65-13 in Houston. QB L. Footman 185 yards passing and 2tds paced the Braves offense. RB D. Ragsdale 115 yards rushing and 1td paced the ground game. Several other Braves reached the endzone as they were able to do anything they wanted against the toothless Tigers.

Southern University celebatd their Senior day with a 46-7 beat down of the AAMU Bulldogs in Baton Rouge. QB Austin Howard 312 yards passing and 1td paced the Jaguars. RB Lenard Tillary become the schools top ground gainer as he rushed for 127 yards and 1td. Senior Malcom Crockett added 2tds for the Jaguars as well. WR Rendall Menard reached the endzone twice also.

PVAMU continued it’s hot streak as the ran through Alabama State 38-13 in Montgomery, Alabama. QB Trey Green 299 yards passing and 2tds paced the Panthers. RB Johnta Hebert 113 yards paced the ground game. WR Kondarel Hodge 101 yards and 1 td paced the Panthers air game.

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FOBBS, GMEN look to punch ticket to Houston…….Alcorn trying to stave off Hornets………


As we head into week 10 of the college season, we are approaching the point were teams begin making preparations for post season and teams begin making preparations to end the season. In the SWAC , Grambling State is not taking any chances and looks to make hotel reservations in Houston as they travel into Pine Bluff , Arkansas to take on the winless UAPB Lions , who will be celebrating the Homecoming against the Tigers. GSU’s QB Johnathan Williams 2299 yards passing and 29tds paces the Tigers. RB Martez Carter 760 yards rushing and 8tds paces the ground game. WR Chad Williams leads all pass catchers with 748 yards and 8tds. UAPB Marcus Terrell 557 yards and 3tds leads the Lions.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…….56-10 GSU

Alcorn can join GSU in Houston if they can take care of Texas Southern in Houston. The Braves QB John Gibbs paces the offense with 996 yards passing and 7tds. RB D. Ragsdale 615  yards and 5tds paces the ground game. TSU Avion Hurts 902 yards passing and 14tds leads the Tigers. WR Derrick Griffin 667 yards and 11tds is tops for the Maroon and grey.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……42-24 Alcorn State

PVAMU looks to keep the mental to the pedal as they visit Alabama State. Panthers are trying to stay close with GSU and ASU is hoping for another Alcorn State loss to have a chance on over taking the Braves. PVAMU QB Trey Green 2160 yards passing and 18tds is tops for the Panthers. RB Johnta Herbert 624 yards and 4tds leads the ground game.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…….42-31 PVAMU

Southern looks to build more steam heading into the BAYOU CLASSIC. However, the Jaguars host a struggling AAMU team in Baton Rouge. SU Austin Howard 1739 yards passing and 13 tds paces the Jags offense. RB Lenard Tillary 994 yards rushing and 12 tds is SWAC’s best. WR/KR Willie Quinn looks to close out his last home game with a bang. Quinn’s 414 yards and 2tds paces the Jags recievers. AAMU D’Angelo Ballard 1238 yards and 7tds leads the Bulldogs.

Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…….49-14 Southern

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Realsportsrealtalk Mid Week Commentary : GSU Johnathan Williams has brought Grambling State back from the ashes…..


Grambling State’s Johnathan Williams use to be a forgotten man at Grambling. The QB position was held down by Doug Williams Jr. and his HOF father saw to it that it was Junior’s job to lose. Well, lose they did. The GSU Tigers suffered through the worst years in the history of the storied program for 2 years as Doug Williams 2nd tenure wasn’t as great as his first. The Tigers lost to nearly everyone they played in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the Doug Jr sort of became the whipping boy of many GSU fans as his father was fired in the early part of 2013 season. With coaching issues mounting, the Tigers were going nowhere until Coach Winston inserted Johnathan Williams into the line up as QB and the Tigers breathed a new life. As the 2013 was nearing the end, Williams athleticism took hold and the Tigers started putting up points and making plays. He even put a scare into Southern University in the Bayou Classic as the Tigers gave the Jags a run but fail short. The GMEN were lost but they did find them a quarterback to enter the 2014 season. Enter Coach Fobbs, a former GMEN and Eddie Robinson protege. Fobbs cleaned the program up inside and out. Players were cut loose and new onbes were brought in to begin what I called reconstruction in Tigerland. As the 2014 Spring Football practice began, Williams wasn’t sold on being the starter yet. He still had to prove to Fobbs and the new staff that he could run the team as well as communicate with the staff and lead the team. Williams established himself as the starter and things were and running. The Tigers suffered through 4 straight losses , then went on a 7 game win streak to only lose to Southern in the Bayou Classic by an inch. The Tigers had found their QB as Williams threw for nearly 2500 yards and 20 TDS IN 2014 . Williams was even becoming a threat as a dual QB with his legs also. He even nearly paced the Tigers in rushing TDS as well. Heading into the 2015 season, Williams was expected to lead GSU to the promise land. Being picked as a preseason All SWAC QB and being currently mention in the FCS Stats national category gave Williams a goal to reach. Johnathan Williams now have the Tigers on the cusp of reaching the 2015 SWAC Championship game and possibly playing the 2015 Celebration Bowl. Williams has thrown for nearly 2600 yards and 25TDS thus far. He also has nearly ran for 500 yards rushing to add to his total yardage. Williams has given the GMEN hope and a future that is bright. Wiiliams reminds me of the former Tiger Doug Williams himself. Without Johnathan Williams , I don’t know where Grambling would be……But with Williams, the GMEN are on top………..

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Simmons , Panthers survive on the Reservation….GMEN Pummel TSU……..MVSU takes one from the Bulldogs………..SU get back to winning….

Good Morning, Let’s get to it…..Week 9 was suppose to be sort of a statement week, however, it turned out to be blow out weekend…..LSU losing to Alabama by double digits among FBS schools. In SWAC play, PVAMU traveled to Lorman, Mississippi to take on the defending SWAC champs Alcorn State. Coach Willie Simmons, homecoming of sorts turned out to be a nightmare for the home standing Braves as the Panthers built a 19-0 lead and held on to defeat the Braves 40-34 to remain in the hunt for the West title. RB Johnta Hebert and Courtney Brown combined for nearly 300 yards rushing and 2tds to pace the Panthers. QB Trey Green was held to only 119 yards passing and no tds. Alcorn was paced QB Lenorr Footman 136 yards rushing and 2tds. The Braves scored 20 second half points butit wasn’t enough to catch the hot Panthers.

Coach Fobbs and his GMEN throttled Texas Southern 41-15 in Shreveport. QB Johnathan Williams 199 yards passing and 3tds paced the Tigers. RB Martez Carter rushed for 2tds to spark the ground game. TSU was paced by Derrick Griffin 2 tds which were highlighted by great acrobatic catches to lead TSU.

Southern got back on track as the Jags blew away UAPB 57-24 in Pine Bluff. QB Austin Howard passed for 229 yards and 4tds to pace the Jags. RB Lenard Tillery 111 yards on the ground and 1td paced the ground game. RB Malcolm Crockett 107 yards rushing and 1td aided the rushing game as well. UAPB QB Brandon Duncan 114 yards passing and 1td paced the Lions.

Coach Comengy finally cooked up a recipe for success as his Delta Devils went on the road and defeated the AAMU Bulldogs 27-24 in OT. MVSU Ruben Pirique kicked a 34 yard FG to seal the deal in OT. Devils QB Slade Jarmon 177 yards passing and 2tds paced the Devils. AAMU Damion May 123 yards passing and 2tds paced the Bulldogs.

Alabama State ended any hopes of Jackson State sneaking up on Alcorn in the standings as the Hornets defeated the Tigers 17-12 in Jackson. ASU RB Khalid Thomas rushed for 139 yards to pace the Hornets.

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Simmons, Hopson play catch up as Panthers and Braves tangle on the Reservation………..GSU returns to Shreveport….

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Ok….Week 9 has a few inbtriging matchups…….One for sure will be the surging PVAMU Panthers under Willie Simmons, former OC at Alcorn visiting his former boss, Jay Hopson and Alcorn State for what promises to be a high scoring affair. Simmons just last season paced the Braves offense as QB John Gibbs lead bthem to the SWAC Championship. Simmons has fueled the Panthers offense as QB Trey Green 2015 yards passing and 18tds is tops. RB Johnta Hebert 512 and 3tds paces the ground game. Hebert also leads the recieving corps with 452 yards and 4 scores. Alcorn may be without the sevices of John Gibbs as he was injured in the win over Southern University last weekend. Gibbs , high anle sprain is day to day though. Braves backup QB Lenorris Footman , had a huge game on the Bluff as he rushed for 274 yards and 4tds , could be called to lead once more. RB D.Ragsdale 593 and 5tds paces the ground game though.

Realsportsrealtalk prediction……..49-35 Alcorn State

Another intruiging matchup takes place in Shreveport , Louisiana as the RED RIVER CLASSIC has been brought back to life by Grambling State. The GMEN  will host Texas Southern at the Independence Bowl as the GSU Tigers look to extend their divisional lead over PVAMU and Southern. GSU is lead by QB Johnathan Williams 2102 yards and 26 tds. RB Martez Carter 677 yards and 6tds paces the ground game. WR Chad Williams 679 AND 7TDS paces the air game. TSU ‘S QB Avion Hurts 821 yards and 13tds paces the Tigers attack. RB D.Robinson 390 yards and 5tds paces the ground game. WR Derrick Griffin 557 yards and 9tds leads the pass catchers.

Realsportsrealtalk prediction……49-21…GSU

Southern University looks to get back on track and hopefully stay upbeat when visiting UAPB. The Jags took a beaten at home in the rain and mud from the Alcorn State Braves 48-7. However, UAPB coulod be what the Jags need to get their SWAG back. QB Austin Howard 1510 yards and 9tds paces the Jags offense. RB Lenard Tillery 883 yards and 10tds leads the ground game. WR Willie Quinn looks to make his mark in history as one of FCS special teams players , paces the recieving corps with 358 yards and 1td. UAPB will counter with QB Marcus Terrell 557 and 3tds.

Realsportsrealtalk prediction……31-17 Southern

Coach Brian Jenkins looks to smell blood as his Hornets invade Jackson to take on the JSU Tigers. ASU is fresh off a victory over AAMU in the Magic City Classic. ASU is paced by QB Daniel Duhart 808 yards and 6tds. RB Khalid Thomas 468 AND 4tds paces the ground game. JSU will counter with QB LaMontiez Ivy 2189 yards and 15tds. RB Robert Johnson 343 and 2tds paces the Tigers ground game. WR Devin Fosselman 727 yards and 5tds leads the pass catchers.

Realsportsrealtalk prediction………31-28 ASU

Coach James Spady is looking NOT to be the Devils first victory as the Bulldogs visit MVSU. AAMU is paced by QB D’angelo Ballard 1185 yards and 7tds. WR Tevin McKenzie 387 yards and 3tds leads the pass catchers. MVSU QB Thurston Rubin 836 yards and 6tds leads the Valley.

Realsportsrealtalk prediction………20-14 AAMU

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