Saturday, November 5, 2016
When/where: 1 p.m.; Panther Stadium, Prairie View.
Radio: 91.3 FM.
Records: Alcorn State 3-4, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference; Prairie View A&M 5-3, 5-1.
Series: Alcorn State leads 46-21.
Storyline: Second-year Panthers coach Willie Simmons formerly was Alcorn State's offensive coordinator and is 1-0 against the Braves. Alcorn State, which is tied for first in the SWAC East, is the two-time defending conference champion.
Alcorn wins if: The Braves can sustain a ground game to complement the passing of Lenorris Footman. Twice this season, Prairie View A&M has held an opponent to negative rushing yards.
Prairie View wins if: The Panthers get another outstanding defensive performance. In last week's 28-14 win at Jackson State, they limited the Tigers to minus-3 yards rushing.