Friday, June 17, 2016

Dual-threat quarterback leads Alcorn State

This is the fifth piece of a 12-part series previewing Arkansas' 2016 football opponents.

LORMAN, Mississippi -- Alcorn State is coming off a 9-4 year capped by a 41-34 loss to North Carolina A&T in the Celebration Bowl, which is also known as the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) National Championship.

The Braves went 7-2 in the FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference, winning the east division of the league. They defeated Grambling State, which was undefeated in SWAC play, 49-21 in the conference championship game to win their second consecutive SWAC championship.

2016 outlook

Alcorn State plays SWAC powerhouse Grambling State on the road the week prior to traveling to Little Rock to play Arkansas at War Memorial Stadium on Oct. 1. The following week, the Braves travel to Alabama A&M, a fellow SWAC East division member.

Because Alcorn State is an FCS school, it is not included in ESPN’s Football Power Index. The Braves were also not included in Athlon Sports’ preseason FCS top 25.


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