Sunday, December 4, 2016

Future appears bright for McNair, Alcorn

ALCORN STATE, Mississippi -- The Alcorn State Braves may have come up short, but the 19.5-point underdogs gave the Grambling State Tigers all they wanted in Saturday’s 27-20 loss in the SWAC Championship.

The Braves were beating the Tigers 17-0 and had held FCS Offensive Player of the Year candidate Devante Kincade to minus-2 total yards at one point in the first half.

They came into the game not minding the underdog role. Coach Fred McNair’s team had become accustomed to the practice of overcoming adversity.

The first-year head coach took some time to reminisce over the game and his squad’s 5-5 regular season.

“We played a heck of a game,” McNair said. “I just can’t say enough about this group of young men who came out and fought hard all season, not just in football but as young men. … I just have to thank them for what they’ve done.”


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