Alcorn State 7-3 , 5-1 Jackson State 2-8 , 2-5 (SWAC)
Week 12 of the college football season basically is filled with heated rivalries. However, in SWAC football, there is one heated rivalry that dates back many years. Alcorn State and Jackson State have battled for bragging rights of Mississippi for many years. However, this year’s game is only a shell of itself. Alcorn State has continued it’s tradition as a consistent winner as the Braves have already wrapped up the east division and are headed to Houston for a showdown against the winner of the Grambling-Southern game. Jackson State on the other hand has suffered through one of its worst seasons only winning 2 games thus far. However, in the Soul Bowl, throw out the records. The Tigers will be up for knocking off the Braves and finishing their season on a winning note. QB Noah Johnson will lead the Braves charge into Jackson as he has thrown for 583 yards and 4 scores. Johnson has also rushed for 263 yards and 6 scores on the ground. RB DeLance Turner looks to add to his 1,178 yards rushing and 8 scores. WR Norlando Veals 43 balls for 803 yards and 6 scores will look for more. JSU will counter with QB Jordan Williams 379 yards and 3 scores. RB Jordan Johnson 627 and 6 scores will help also.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……..Alcorn State 42-17
Prairie View 4-5 , 3-3 SWAC UIW (1-9, 1-7 SLC
Tonight the PVAMU Panthers travel to San Antonio to take on the Incarnate Word Cardinals. PVAMU enters the game coming fresh off a home victory over foe UAPB and look to steal a win over the home standing Cardinals. PVAMU will be paced by QB Neiko Hollins (85-171-4, 1186 YRDS, 14 TD) , RB Sta’Fon McCray (80-596, 7.3 YPC, 6 TD) and WR WR Khadarel Hodge (38-723, 19.0 YPC, 10 TD). UIW will be paced by QB Taylor Laird (40-104-6, 675 YRDS, 3 TD) , RB Derrick Mitchell (119-547, 4.6 YPC, 4 TD) and WR Phillip Baptiste (31-623, 20.1 YPC, 3 TD).
Realsportsrealtalk prediction…..PVAMU 35-17
Kentucky State ( 3-7 , 2-4) AAMU 3-7, 3-3 ( SWAC)
AAMU and Coach James Spady will welcome in HBCU foe Kentucky State to Huntsville for a non conference battle. AAMU coming off a tough loss to Jackson State look to get back in the winners column against the Thoroughbreds. AAMU will be paced by QB Aqeel Glass 1,116 yards passing and 5 scores. RB Trevon Walters and Jordan Bentley tag team for a combined 800 plus rushing yardage. WR Isaiah Bailey 30 balls for 440 yards and 5 scores paced the Bulldogs. KSU will be paced by Paul Campbell 913 passing with 6 scores. RB Brett Sylvie 971 rushing yards and 6 scores.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction….AAMU 17-14
Alabama State 3-6 2-3 SWAC Mississippi Valley State 2-8, 1-5 (SWAC)
Alabama State and coach Donald Hill-Eley sort of came back down to earth as the Hornets took a tough loss to Grambling 24-7 after winning 3 straight. However, Hill-Eley and the Hornets look to get back on the winning streak as they head into the delta to take on the MVSU Delta Devils. ASU will counter with QB Kobie Jones 476 yards passing and 2 scores. RB George Golden and Ezra Grey pace the Hornets ground game. MVSU will be lead by QB Chris Fowler 1533 yards passing and 6 scores. WR Quinn McElfresh 48 balls for 797 and 4 scores also looks to add to his numbers.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction ………..ASU 24-6
Texas Southern 1-8 , 1-5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2-8 , 1-5
Texas Southern and UAPB are heading in the same direction…..backwards. TSU is coming off a 33-7 loss to Southern and looks to get back on track in Little Rock as the Tigers take on UAPB. TSU is lead by frosh QB Elijah Odom 238 yards passing and 2 scores. Odom also has 260 yards rushing with 4 scores. RB Brad Woodard 322 yards rushing and 2 scores leads the rushing attack. WR Darvin Kidsy 33 balls for 428 and 3 scores paces the Tigers air game. UAPB will be lead by QB LeEarl Patterson 852 yards and 4 scores. QB Brandon Duncan may play if healthy. RB KeShawn Williams 682 yards rushing and 7 scores paces the running game.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……UAPB 24-17