TEXAS SOUTHERN (0-6, 0-2 SWAC) GRAMBLING STATE (6-1, 3-0 SWAC)
Week nine of the college football offers some unique impressions. There are a few teams who are lining up there holiday post season plans. There are a few teams who may be packing it up as well. In the SWAC, there is Grambling and then everybody else. Speaking of the G-MEN, the Grambling community is morning the loss of one student who was gunned down on campus this past Tuesday night by a bystander in what was called a disagreement. With the Tigers set to welcome back many alumni and fans to campus, this was a tough deal on the student body as well as the G-men themselves. The school and community will use this homecoming as a sort of community gathering to heal those wounds from the death of the student. The Tigers welcome in win less Texas Southern to campus and that may be what the doctor ordered for the G-Men and the GramFam to move past this horrible episode. GSU will counter with QB Devante Kincade (104-175-1,432-10 TDs, 2 INTs) and RB Martez Carter (92 carries, 556 yds, 5 TDs) to lead the Tigers. WR : Darrell Clark (21 rec., 262 yds, 4 TDs) is starting to come into his own as well. The G-Men defense is peaking at the right time. Fresh off its dominating performanbce against contender Alcorn State, De’Arius Christmas (54) leads the Tigers. Texas Southern is still trying to find themselves. TSU has yet to win a game and it could be tough for those Texas Tigers in Grambling. TSU will counter with QB Dominic DeLira (60-109-592 yds, 2 TDs, 5 INTs and WR Darvin Kirsy (30 rec., 402 yds, 2 TDs)
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……………Grambling State 56-14
ALABAMA A&M (3-4, 3-1 SWAC) ALABAMA STATE (1-5, 1-2 SWAC)
The game of the week however might be in Birmingham this weekend as the Alabama A&M and Alabama State meet in the Magic City Classic. AAMU has been on a tear as of late posting a 3-1 record , only taking a 35-14 thrashing at the hands of the Southern University Jaguars. Coach James Spady knows that this game is very important if the Bulldogs have any shot of unseating Alcorn State in the east. AAMU will counter with QB Aqeel Glass (74-146-861 yds, 3 TDs, 6 INTs) and WR Octavious Miles (20 rec., 263 yds, 1 TD). RB Trevon Walters (74 carries, 255 yds, 3 TDs) will add to the Bulldog mix. Alabama State on the other hand may have righted the ship after firing former coach Brian Jenkins and promoting Donald Hill-Eley as interim head coach. So far the results have been good as the Hornets defeated Texas Southern in Houston 23-16 for their first win of the season. Also, with the Hornets coming off a bye week, this game could be interesting for sure. ASU will counter with QB Kobie Jones (66-118-476 yds-2 TDs-4 INTs) and WR Willis White (14 rec.,172 yds, 1 TD). With an extra week to prepare for this game, I do expect Hill-Eley and the add more new wrinkles into the ASU’s game plan.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…..AAMU 35-31
SOUTHERN (4-3, 2-1 SWAC) ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (2-5, 1-2 SWAC)
Southern University seems to be getting healthy at the right time. The Jaguars are coming off a 35-14 victory at Jackson State and now are looking to stay on Grambling State’s tail in the west. Southern will need a great effort as they travel to Little Rock, Arkansas to take on the UAPB Lions at War Memorial Stadium. Southern will counter with QB : Austin Howard (80-141-881 yds-6 TDs-3 INTs) and RB : Herb Edwards 102 carries, 523 yds, 3 TDs). WR Jamar Washington (23 rec., 225 yds, 1 TD) has begun to become the Jaguars receiving threat. UAPB on the other hand seems to be going in the other direction. The Lions have fallen on hard times with losses to MVSU and Central State at home. With a bye week, they look to make it a game against the Jaguars. UAPB will counter with QB LeEarl Patterson (42-86-698 yards-3 TDs-1 INT and RB Keshawn Williams (87 carries, 493 yds, 5TDs).
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……Southern 31-17
JACKSON STATE (0-7, 0-3 SWAC) MISSISSIPPI VALLEY (2-5, 1-2 SWAC)
The Jackson State Tigers are suffering through one of its worst seasons in the history of the program. The Tigers 0-7 will take a visit to the Delta to take on the Mississippi Valley Delta Devils , who are fresh off a 53-6 victory over Virginia Lynch burg. Coach Tony Hughes has made several staff changes as well as several changes in the Tigers playing rotation. JSU will counter with RB Jordan Johnson (83 carries, 388 yds, 2 TDs) who seems to be the only bright spot on the Tigers team thus far. MVSU will look for Booker Chambers to reach the end zone more against the Tigers. The Delta Devils will counter with QB Christopher Fowler (107-155-1,152 yards-3 TDs-6 INTs) and WR : Quinn McElfresh (39 rec., 589 yds, 1 TD). Even though JSU record might say other wise, this game will be a heated match up. MVSU Coach Rick Comegy would like no other than to put another loss on the Tigers.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction…….MVSU 35-31
BACONE COLLEGE (2-6, 2-4 CSFL) PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (2-4, 2-2 SWAC
PVAMU will be welcoming back alumni and friends to campus as the Panthers host tiny Bacone College at Panther Stadium. Coach Willie Simmons would like to use this game as a momentum builder for the Panthers as they head into Baton Rouge next weekend to take on the Southern Jaguars in a key western division match up. PVAMU will counter with QB Lavell McCullers (68-140-848-5 TDs-1 INT , RB : Dawonya Tucker (61 carries, 289 yds, 4 TDs) and WR : Khadarel Hodge (19 rec., 334 yds, 4 TDs). Bacone College out of Oklahoma will be paced by QB : Samuel Sewards (145-307-1,581 yds-13 TDs-7 INTs) , RB Johnny Thomas (80 carries, 357 yds, 3 TDs) and WR Grayland Dunnams (40 rec., 511 yds, 4 TDs.
Realsportsrealtalk Prediction……PVU 56-14