Ok, let’s get to it……This weekend was a weekend for enveryone to enjoy. Labor Day was celebrated and many families BBQ among other things. It as also a weekend for many FBS programs opposing smaller SWAC schools to get tinto their record books. There were many lopsided losses throughout the league. All for a 6 figure paycheck. Starting out west, Coach Fobbs took his team out to Berkley California to take on PAC12’s CAL Golden Bears. The Bears didn’t waste time on the smaller Tigers from northern Louisisana. CAL’S QB Jared Goff threw for 309 YARDS AND 3TD’S to lead the Bears to a 52-0 halftime lead. GSU’s Johnathan Williams threw 4 Interceptions in which 2 were returned for TD’s in the first half alone. Defensively , Cal limited the Tigers in all categories. GSU’S Guy Stallworth lead both tems with 10 tackles. Final score…73-14 Cal
Jackson State travled to Murfreesburo , Tennesse to take on Middle Tennesse State. Well, the Tigers held on early as the game was tied 14-14 in the second and then the bottom dropped out. MTSU QB Brent Stockstill threw for 336 yards and 4 TD’s to lead the Blue Raiders to a 70-14 route. JSU QB threw for 264 and 2TD’s in a losing cause. MTSU WR Ed Batties caught 8 balls for 123 yards and 2 TD’s. JSU’s Dan Williams caught 7 balls for 130 yards and 1 score. Tigers Stacy Noble lead both teams with 13 tackles.
Coach Rick Comengy , who is looking for an improvement heading into his second season in the Delta took his Delta Devils out to Albuquerque to take on the New Mexico Lobos. Well, let’s say things didn’t go as planned. Lobos unnings backs set a school record in tallying 8 TD’S in a 66-0 blowout. RB Daryl Chestnut lead the Lobos with 6 carries for 108 yards and 2TD’S . MVSU’S defense was lead by Letrey Jones with 11 tackles. However, the Lobos defense not only kept the Devils off the board, but they kept them at bay.
Alabama A&M traveled to the midwest to take on the Cinncinatti Bearcats and just like it’s counterparts in conference , the Bulldogs were rolled 52-10. After a 7-7 tie in the first, the Bearcats exploded. UC’s Gunner Kiel threw for 233 yards and 2TD’S to lead the Bearcats . RB Tion Green rushed for 128 yards and 1 TD to lead the Cats ground game. AAMU’s Brain Brower lead the defense with 14 tackles for game high.
The Jaguar nation took over Ruston, La. as the Blue and Gold clad fans took over Joe Alliet stdium in huge numbers. However, the Bulldogs were the ones who took over the game in route to a 62-15 win over Southern University. La Tech QB Jeff Driskel threw for 274 yards and 4 TD’s and RB Ken Dixon 9 carries for 106 and 1TD help lead the Bulldogs to a 52-8 halftime lead. The Bulldogs out gained the Jaguars 587-300 in total offense. Southern’s Willie Quinn was the only bright spot for the Jaguars as he raced 100 yards on a kickoff return.
In other SWAC action, PVAMU used a stingy defense and a hot offense lead by QB Trey Green who ran for 2TD’s and threw another one in a route of the Texas Southern Tigers 38-11 in Houston. Panthers RB’S Courtney Brown and Johnta Herbert combined for 274 yards on the ground against the Tigers defense. TSU’s Larry Clarke III caught an 5 yard pass from QB Avion Hurts to put the Tigers on the board. This was PVAMU’S coach first win as head coach at the small Texas school.
The MEAC’S domination continued on Sunday as the Bulldogs of South Carolina State plowed past UAPB 35-7 in Orlando, Florida. Both teams combined for 8 tournovers in a sloppy played game , however, it was the Bulldogs who totaled 336 yards of total offense to score 28 straight points in the second half.
The Brian Jenkins era got off to a bang early on in Nashville as the ASU Hornets raced out to a 14-0 lead . However, Coach Rob Reed TSU Tigers woke up and scored nthe next 24 points to overcome a 14 deficit to win 24-14 to ruin Coach Jenkins first game as Hornet’s head coach.