Saturday, October 31, 2009

Week Eight: No Suprises in MEAC/SWAC

Prarie View A&M head football coach Henry Frazier III and the Panthers are doing the laughing now as the team to beat in the SWAC.

Lookin' Ahead

As expected, South Carolina State is steamrolling everyone in the MEAC and Prairie View A&M is the class of the SWAC. We don't see South Carolina State stumbling with a remaining schedule consisting of Howard, Morgan State and North Carolina A&T. If the Bulldogs stay healthy, they should make some real noise in the FCS Playoffs.

The only unanswered MEAC question is--will the FCS Playoff Selection Committee invite Florida A&M with only two losses? FAMU loss two road games, to #11 ranked Miami and highly regarded MEAC power S.C. State. Just expect the Rattlers to continue to find a way to win with QB Curtis Pulley and electrifying kick returner, LeRoy Vann leading the way. The Rattlers remaining games starts with North Carolina A&T at home next Saturday. Coach Joe Taylor has a homecoming date with Hampton on Nov. 14. But the snakes must face an in-state rival with no place to go and nothing up for grabs other than state bragging rights. Look for the regular season final with Bethune Cookman to be a game where legends are born--for Curtis Pulley, LeRoy Vann and a host of Rattlers defenders. You don't want to miss this barn burner on Nov. 21 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.

Close call, but expect to see Joe Taylor's FAMU Rattlers in the FCS Playoffs! Now, let's catch up on last week games.

Florida A&M 34, Norfolk St. 20
South Carolina St. 21, Hampton 9
North Carolina A&T 30, Howard 19
Delaware St. 35, Morgan St. 22
Winston Salem St. 16, Bethune Cookman 10
Alabama St. 24, Alcorn St. 17
Jackson St. 25, MVSU 16
Arkansas Pine Bluff 38, Edward Waters 12
Prairie View 16, Southern 14
Old Dominion 38, Savannah St. 17

FAMU's Pulley too much for NSU
Florida A&M QB rattles off impressive numbers vs. NSU
As season winds down, Bulldogs tough out injuries
Bulldogs put the bite on Pirates' celebration
Aggies end 11-year drought at Howard
A&T spoils Howard's homecoming in 30-19 victory
Morgan streak ends in 35-22 loss
Former coach Hayes returns to Winston-Salem State as AD
WSSU hires Bill Hayes as athletics director
Winston-Salem defeats Bethune-Cookman 16-10
Final: Alabama State 24, Alcorn State 17
ASU gets first SWAC victory
JSU wins 15th straight over Valley
Jackson State rallies to beat Valley
UAPB powers past Edward Waters
Arkansas-Pine Bluff tops Edward Waters 38-12
Babers leads Prairie View past Southern

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