Week 8 of college football was a doozie. In Southwestern Athletic Conference action, several teams got their points across. The Grambling State Tigers welcomed in alumni and friends as school celebrated Homecoming. The G-Men welcomed in UAPB Lions at Robinson Stadium. Well, the Tigers didn’t disappoint as they walloped the Lions 70-0. QB Devante Kincade was great as he passed for 467 yards and 6 touchdowns. WR Chad Williams was back to his old self catching 8 balls for 236 yards and 3 scores. RB Lyndemian Brook rushed for 120 yards also. The Tigers defense did it’s part keeping the Lions out of the end zone and off the score board. Several Tigers has 7 stops stops each to pace the G-Men defense. UAPB was lead by QB Brandon Duncan’s 162 yards passing.
Southern University finally broke the Alcorn State jinx defeating the Braves 41-33 in Lorman at Jack Spinks Stadium. Southern knew it was a challenge and Coach Dawson Odums welcomed it. After losing 5 straight times to the Braves, it was time for a change. QB Austin Howard passed for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns paced the Jags. However, it was RB Lenard Tillery , who stole the show rushing for 195 yards and 3 touch downs. With that, Tillery was able to break the SWAC’s All Time rushing mark held by former Jackson State RB Destry Wright. Alcorn State was paced by QB Lenooris Footman’s 300 yards passing and 2 touch downs. Footman has been a thorn in the Jags side since last year. He continued to be a thorn until the Jaguar defense stepped up and forced him into a fumble stepping any more comebacks. Footman also rushed for 146 yards and 3 touch downs.
Prairie View traveled to Jackson, Mississppi to take on the Jackson State Tigers . The Panthers spoiled a beautiful day as the Tigers celebrated Homecoming with a 28-14 victory over JSU. PVAMU was lead by QB Jalen Morton’s 120 yards passing and 2 touch downs. Though the stats were not that significant, the Panthers dominated the Tigers on defense. PVAMU’s defense was paced by James Harper and Terrance Singleton with 8 and 7 stops each. JSU was paced by QB Jarin Morikawa 286 yards passing. WR Daniel Williams kept moving up the Tigers all time WR’s chart as his 8 balls for 136 yards inched him closer to becoming the schools top WR .
The party was in Birmingham, Alabama as both of the Alabama schools held their own 75th Magic City Classic at Legion Field. Both the Hornets and Bulldogs have struggled all season as both sit 3rd and 4th in the East standings. However in double over time, the Bulldogs pulled off a miraculous victory 42-41. The game went back and forth however it was the Bulldogs coming on top. QB D’Angelo Ballard passed for 290 yards and 2 touch downs. Ballard also rushed for 101 yards to pace the Bulldog ground game. ASU was paced by RB Khalid Thomas 170 rushing and 1 touch down. Qintavoius Toppings also rushed for 127 yards and 1 touch down to pace the Hornets offense.
Texas Southern continued their slide as the Tigers traveled to Huntsville, Texas to take on the #1 ranked Sam Houston State Kats at Bowers Stadium. The Tigers were drilled 66-17. TSU was paced by QB AVion Hurts 229 yards passing. RB Brad Woodard 122 yards rushing and 2 touch downs. Sam Houston showed why they are the number 1 ranked team in FCS was paced by QB Jeremy Briscoe’s 325 yards passing and 5 touch downs. Kat’s WR Davion Davis caught 6 balls for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns to help pace the Kats offense.