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Alcorn State rolls past Texas Southern 40-25

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) John Gibbs Jr. threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another and Alcorn State coasted to a 40-25 win over Texas Southern on Saturday. With Gibbs running the offense to perfection, the Braves (6-2, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) opened a 40-7 lead on the Tigers (5-2, 3-2) when Arron Baker scored on a 21-yard run 5:33 before halftime. Anthony Williams...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grambling State holds off Alcorn State 28-21

GRAMBLING, Ga. (AP) Johnathan Williams had three total touchdowns and Grambling State survived Alcorn State's fourth-quarter rally for a 28-21 victory on Saturday. In a matchup of Southwestern Athletic Conference division leaders, Grambling State (4-3, 4-0) also became the lone undefeated team in conference play by knocking off Alcorn State (5-2, 3-1). Williams opened the scoring...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SWAC Midseason Awards

Coach of the Year: Jay Hopson, Alcorn StateHopson is the architect of black college football's hottest team right now. Alcorn is the league's top defensive and offensive team, and also nationally ranked. The team's only loss was to FBS member Southern Miss, and that was by less than a touchdown.Most Valuable Player: John Gibbs, Alcorn StateWhether with his feet or his...
Via HBCU Gameday
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alcorn State To Open 2015 Season At Georgia Tech

(The Republic photo)Alcorn State may be halfway home to a 2014 SWAC championship bid, but its administration is already looking toward's the 2015 season. The Clarion-Ledger's Ros Dumlao is reporting that Alcorn will play Georgia Tech in next year's season opener."No. 22 Georgia Tech (5-0, 2-0 ACC) and No. 3 Ole Miss had been scheduled to play in 2017 and 2018, before...
Via HBCU Gameday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Alcorn State RB Darryan Ragsdale hurdles Alabama State defender

Move over Todd Gurley, let’s give some love to the small schools. Watch this great play from Thursday’s college football action….
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ragsdale helps Alcorn State top Alabama State 33-7

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Darryan Ragsdale ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and Alcorn State beat Alabama State 33-7 on Thursday night to take the Southwestern Athletic Conference's East Division lead. The Braves (5-1, 3-0) beat the Hornets (4-2, 3-1) for the first time since 2010 and the second time in the last 11 meetings. Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs Jr...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State runs over Southern 56-16

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) John Gibbs, Jr. threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to lead Alcorn State to a 56-16 rout of Southern on Saturday night. Austin Howard connected with Justin Morgan for a 55-yard touchdown to give Southern an early 7-0 lead. Alcorn State scored on its next four possessions, capped by Gibbs' 5-yard touchdown pass to Alondrea Young and his 23-yard TD run...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats MVSU 52-9

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) John Gibbs Jr. threw two touchdowns and ran for a third as Alcorn State beat Mississippi Valley State 52-9 on Saturday. Gibbs was 9 of 18 for 141 yards. He also ran for 57 yards on 11 carries. Arron Baker and Darryan Ragsdale each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Braves (3-1, 1-0 SWAC). Gibbs threw a 41-yard TD pass to Billy Shed and 26-yarder to...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats Louisiana College 52-10

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) John Gibbs Jr. threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Alcorn State beat Division III Louisiana College 52-10 on Saturday. Gibbs was 18 of 31 for 189 yards for the Braves (2-1). Jordan Payne grabbed both touchdown passes and had 79 yards receiving. Anthony Williams III ran for 79 yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats (1-1) went up 10-0 in the first quarter...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State opens with 55-7 win over Lynchburg

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Darryan Ragsdale threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Alcorn State rolled to a 55-7 win over Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday. Ragsdale got the Braves off to a quick start in their season opener, connecting with Jordan Payne for a touchdown on their opening drive. Ragsdale's first career rushing touchdown made it 24-0 in the opening seconds of...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Years Later, Steve McNair’s Death Still Haunts Football Community

For a good six-year stretch, there wasn’t a more popular player in the National Football League than Steve McNair. The Alcorn State product practically helped launch ESPN 2, who would pick up his amazing performances at the small college where he lit up scoreboards at a record clip.  The third overall pick in the 1995 of the then Houston Oilers, McNair quickly became the face...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorilla Ball Back for a Night!

LSU baseball was off to a very rocky and unfamiliar start last night, going down 6-1 against lowly Alcorn State (8-37) when something even more unfamiliar happened: three home runs in 3 innings! Jake Fraley got things going when he pinch hit in the 6th, and Tyler Moore and Conner Hale completed the comeback with a dinger each in the 8th frame. Catch the full recap here. The Tigers...
Via Saturday Night Slant
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tide Romps Again Over Alcorn State

Tucker Hawley dealt seven scoreless innings and the bats delivered double-digit runs for the second straight game, as the No. 28 Alabama Crimson Tide downed the Alcorn State Braves, 12-0, Wednesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Alabama heads into the weekend series at Arkansas with a 14-6 record, while the Braves fall to 1-22 overall.
Via alabama.scout.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama Baseball Has A Laugher

The No. 28 Alabama baseball team exploded for three home runs and a season-high 17 runs to defeat the Alcorn State Braves, 17-3, Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Austen Smith led a 14-hit outburst by the Tide by going 4-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored in the game.
Via alabama.scout.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State comes back to beat Alabama A&M 64-56

LaAntwan Luckett and Octavius Brown scored 16 points apiece as Alcorn State came from behind to defeat Alabama A&M 64-56 Monday night. Alabama A&M held a comfortable 35-23 halftime lead and was ahead 43-32 when Luckett hit a 3-point jumper, Marquis Vance made a jump shot and Stephan Raquil dunked to close the gap to 45-39. Later, Devante Hampton made a 3-pointer and Josh...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona sweeps doubleheader from Alcorn State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona baseball team swept a Sunday doubleheader and the three-game series against Alcorn State with 20-1 and 11-1 victories Sunday at Hi Corbett Field. Arizona improved to 6-2 on the season, while Alcorn State dropped to 0-8. The Wildcats outscored the Braves 31-2 in the two games Sunday paced by an offensive attack that hit .500 (.39-for-78). Five players...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Farris throws shutout in Arizona's win over Alcorn State

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Senior James Farris match his career high with 10 strikeouts in a complete-game shutout as Arizona blanked visiting Alcorn State 6-0 before a crowd of 2,385 at Hi Corbett Field on Saturday evening. Farris (W, 2-0) went the distance for the fifth time in his career en route to his second career complete-game shutout. The righty scattered five hits and walked just...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State turns back Ark-Pine Bluff 57-54

LeAntwan Luckett and Devonte Hampton scored 16 points apiece as Alcorn State held on to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57-54 on Monday. Octavius Brown added 14 for the Braves (10-15, 7-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference), ending the five-game winning streak of the Golden Lions (9-16, 6-6). Marcel Mosley had 16 points and Ghiavonni Robinson, who missed a 3 with 2 seconds left, 15 for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State holds off MVSU 67-63

LeAntwan Luckett and Octavius Brown combined for 45 points to lead Alcorn State past Mississippi Valley State 67-63 Saturday night. The game originally was scheduled to be played at Alcorn State, but an earlier bomb threat on the Mississippi Valley State campus and the Leflore County Civic Center forced a change in the schedule. The January 18th game was played in Lorman, with the...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 HBCU Pro Prospects: Alcorn's Walker Could Be A Steal

Alcorn State running back Arnold Walker was named SWAC Co-Offensive Player of The Year. (The Advocate photo)Arnold Walker, Alcorn StateWalker had an up and down career at Alcorn State, ending it with a bang. The Atlanta native had a banner 2013 season, rushing for nearly 1,200 yards while averaging over 5 yards per carry and rushing for 16 touchdowns. He also showed ability as a...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Godrey leads Southern past Alcorn St. 62-54

Calvin Godfrey scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Southern to a 62-54 win over Alcorn State on Saturday. Malcolm Miller added 11 points and YonDarius Johnson 10 for the Jaguars (12-10, 8-1 Southwest Athletic Conference), who limited Alcorn State to 30.4 percent shooting. Octavious Brown led the Braves (8-13, 5-4) with 18 points and LeAntwan Luckett came off the bench...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State takes down Alabama A&M 70-64 in OT

LeAntwan Luckett scored 21 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, as Alcorn State beat Alabama A&M 70-64 in overtime after blowing a 13-point second half lead on Monday night. Octavius Brown scored 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and Marquis Vance added 12 points, eight boards for Alcorn State (8-12, 5-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). It was a battle of the halves as Alcorn State...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State defeats Mississippi Valley St. 65-53

Marquis Vance scored a career-high 24 points as Alcorn State opened a close game after halftime, defeating Mississippi Valley State 65-53 Saturday in a game that was moved 140 miles across the state after bomb threats at the MVSU campus. Vance, a freshman, hit 10 of 16 field goals and Octavius Brown scored 17 - including a pair of jumpers after halftime as the Braves (6-11, 3-2...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vance leads Alcorn St. past Grambling St. 64-56

Marquis Vance scored 20 points, eight coming at the free throw line, as Alcorn State beat Grambling State 64-56 on Monday night. LeAntwan Luckett added 17 points for Alcorn State (5-11, 2-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and Octavius Brown added 10 and nine rebounds. A'Torri Shine finished with 16 points in a losing effort for Grambling State (1-12, 0-4). Antwan Scott added...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State pulls away from Jackson State 64-51

Marquis Vance scored 15 points, hitting a perfect 8 for 8 from the free-throw line, to lead Alcorn State to a 64-51 win over Jackson State on Saturday night. Alcorn State (4-11, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) fueled its victory with a big first half, hitting 50 percent from the field while holding Jackson State to just 6-for-21 shooting and took a 32-16 lead into the break...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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