PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (3-4, 2-2 SWAC) SOUTHERN (5-3, 3-1 SWAC)
Week 10 of college football has some great match ups that will decide the faith of postseason for some and the end for others. LSU travels to Alabama in what could be a key cog in that SEC and national race. In SWAC play, the game of the week features Coach Willie Simmons and his PVAMU Panthers traveling into hostile territory to take on the surging Southern Jaguars in Baton Rouge. This game is a make or break game for the Jaguars as they try to keep pace with the west leader Grambling State Tigers. However, for PVAMU, it could be a win that adds to a somewhat mediocre season. The Panthers will be paced by QB Lavell McCullers (71-143-901-5 TDs-1 INT) , however back up QB Neiko Hollins played well against Bacone College could be asked to do the same against the tough Jaguar defense. RB Sta’fon McCray (50 carries, 330 yds, 4 TDs) and WR Khadarel Hodge (24 rec., 410 yds, 6 TDs) could also pose a threat as well. Anthony Stubbs (46) tackles leads a proven Panther defense. Southern’s QB Austin seems to be finding his groove after having an injured plague early season. Howard’s (102-173-1,219 yds-11 TDs-3 INTs) , RB Herb Edwards 118 carries, 645 yds, 3 TDs) and WR Jamar Washington (29 rec., 333 yds, 3 TDs) will be ready to test the Panther defense. TE Dillon Beard and RB Devin Benn will add to the Jaguar mix.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……..Southern 49-35
GRAMBLING STATE (7-1, 4-0 SWAC ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (2-6, 1-3 SWAC)
The Grambling Tigers ranked #12 will put their paws on the road and travel to Pine Bluff, Arkansas to battle the struggling but scary UAPB Lions. The G-Men’s Broderick Fobbs doesn’t see this game as a trap game, however he has stated that the Tigers will not take anyone lightly. GSU will be paced by QB : Devante Kincade (125-209-1,779-13 TDs, 2 INTs) , RB : Martez Carter (106 carries, 590 yds, 6 TDs) and WR Darrell Clark (23 rec., 278 yds, 4 TDs). Coach Everett Todd’s defense has played lights out. De’Arius Christmas (60) leads a stout Tiger defense. UAPB enters this game with some scoring tenacity scoring 40 points however losing to a tough Southern team 47-40 in Little Rock last weekend. UAPB will be paced by LeEarl Patterson (55-105-852 yards-4 TDs-2 INTs). QB Brandon Duncan may again be pulling the trigger as a possible replacement if Patterson struggles. RB : Keshawn Williams (107 carries, 611 yds, 7 TDs) is the SWAC ‘s best. WR Tyrin Ralph (35 rec., 303 yds, 1 TD) can be dangerous also.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…..Grambling 56- 24
ALABAMA STATE (2-5, 2-2 SWAC) JACKSON STATE (1-7, 1-3 SWAC)
Alabama State seem to have found a game plan that’s working as interim Head Coach Donald Hill-Eley has gotten off to a 2-0 start leading the Hornets to wins over Texas Southern and AAMU. The Hornets are starting to believe as the travel to Jackson to take on the Jackson State Tigers for their Homecoming. ASU will counter with QB Kobie Jones (66-118-476 yds-2 TDs-4 INTs) , RB : George Golden (46 carries, 245 yds, 0 TD) and WR : Willis White (16 rec.,178 yds, 1 TD. The JSU Tigers come into the contest fresh off their first win of the season at MVSU 24-5. Coach Tony Hughes made some whole sale changes and it seems to be working. JSU will be paced by QB Jordan Williams (24-40-234 yds-3 TDs-2 INTs), RB Jordan Johnson (104 carries, 578 yds, 5 TDs) and WR Carle Ollie (23 rec., 194 yds, 0 TD.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction….JSU 17-14
ALABAMA A&M (3-5, 3-2 SWAC) ALCORN STATE (5-3, 3-1 SWAC )
Coach James Spady’s bubble may have burst with last weeks lost to ASU in the Magic City Classic. However, the AAMU Bulldogs still have a chance for post season as they travel into Mississippi to take on the Alcorn State Braves. AAMU will counter with QB Aqeel Glass (74-146-861 yds, 3 TDs, 6 INTs , RB Trevon Walters (91 carries, 380 yds, 3 TDs) and WR Octavious Miles (22 rec., 290 yds, 1 TD). Coach Fred McNair still has a sour taste in his mouth from his team’s last outing losing to Grambling 41-14. Having a week off to get things straight may not bode well for the Bulldogs. The Braves will counter with QB Lenorris Footman (120-198-1,556 yds-9 TDs, 4 INTs) , hopefully back from injury. If not, Noah Johnson may get the call to lead the Braves attack. RB De’Lance Turner (118 carries, 894 yds, 5 TDs) and WR Norlando Veals (31 rec., 524 yds, 3 TDs) will add to the mix.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……Alcorn State 42-14
TEXAS SOUTHERN (0-7, 0-3 SWAC) MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE (2-6, 1-3 SWAC
Texas Southern enters this week as the only team in conference win less. Coach Mike Haywood has stated that there is a youth movement happening with his team. Inexperience has cost the Tigers most of the season if not all. TSU will look to do what Jackson State did a week ago in the Delta and that’s to win. TSU will counter with QB Dominic DeLira (66-122-664 yds, 2 TDs, 5 INTs) , however it was back up Elijah Odom that provided the spark for the Tigers in a loss to Grambling last week. RB Brad Woodward (53 carries, 199 yds, TD) and WR Darvin Kidsy (31 rec., 406 yds, 2 TDs) have been mainstays for the Tigers. MVSU on the other hand was thought to be going in the right direction before running into a 0-6 JSU team losing at home. The Delta Devils look to get it right this time as another win less team visits Rice- Totten Stadium. MVSU will look to QB Christopher Fowler (107-155-1,152 yards-3 TDs-6 INTs) and WR Quinn McElfresh (39 rec., 589 yds, 1 TD) to get the Devils a victory.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……TSU 24-21