Good Monday morning,
We are in the middle of the HBCU Homecoming bonanaza!!….Down in Baton Rouge, Southern University welcomed back alumni and friends to campus as the hosted the UAPB Lions. With thousands of fans on campus the Jags couldn’t let them down. Southern jumped on UAPB quiclkly en route to a 49-17 thumping. QB Austin Howard passes for 292 yards and three Touchdowns to pace the Jaguars. RB Lenard Tillary inched closer to that SWAC rushing record with 135 yards rushing and 2 td’s. Tillary should eclipse the mark either at Alcorn State this Saturday or at home against Texas Southern on November 5th. WR Willie Quinn broke records of his own becomimg the schools top WR in yardage with over 3,000 yards for his career. Quinn caught 6 balls for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns. UAPB tried to put up a fight with WR Willie Young 8 balls for 118 yards and 1 td pacing the Lions. This win put the Jags in a tie with Grambling at 4-0 heading into the home stretch.
Speaking of Grambling, the Tigers were invited guest of Mississippi Valley State University homecoming. The Tigers did not let the homecoming crowd down as they pasted the Delta Devils 59-10 at Rice -Totten Stadium. QB DeVante Kincade for 326 yards and 4 td’s to pace the G-Men. RB Martez Cater went to work on the ground pounding 91 yards and 1 td. WR Chad Williams was held in check. but Dominique Leake 4 balls for 109 and 2 TD’s was enough to give Williams a break. MVSU was lead by QB Austin Bray’s 213 yards passing and 1 td. Grambling goes back home to celebrate their homecoming against UAPB as well.
Jackson State rebounded from their home loss to Southern with a road victory at Texas Southern spoiling TSU’s Homecoming 21-13. Coach Tony Hughes went back to basic football and pounded the TSU Tigers on the ground. RB Robert Johnson scored 2 Touchdowns and Jordan Johnson scored 1 TD to pace the Blue Bengals. TSU QB Avion Hurts passed for 109 yards and 1td but the Tigers mistakes cost them the game. Coach Mike Haywood didn’t look so well after the game. The Tigers started the conference season off to a 3-0 record but have dropped 2 straight and the schedule gets tougher as they travel to Southern and host Grambling later in November.
PVAMU stepped out of conference play to travel to nearby Rice Stadium to take on the win Less Rice Owls. Coach Willie Simmons Panthers were down 45-14 at the half. But the second half was a different story. The Panthers out scored the Owls 30-20 but came up short in a 64-44 shoot out. PV was lead by QB Jalen Morton 278 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR Darius Floyd caught 6 balls for 139 yards and 1TD. Rice on the other not only got their first win of the season, but QB STEHLING, Tyler passed for 407 yards and 5 touchdowns to pace the Owls. WR ALAKA, Temi caught 6 balls for 143 yards and 1 touchdown. PVAMU must get back focus because SWAC play continues with a road trip to Jackson State, a game with a lot on the line.