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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Football Weekly Release: Nov. 2

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 11/02/2017
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*Texas Southern at Mississippi Valley State
Itta Bena, Miss. / 1 p.m.

*Alabama State at Jackson State
Jackson, Miss. / 1 p.m.

*Alabama A&M at Alcorn State
Lorman, Miss. / 2 p.m.

*Grambling State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Ark. / 2:30 p.m.

*Prairie View A&M at Southern
Baton Rouge, La. / 4 p.m.

* Denotes SWAC Game
All Times Central

• Despite being winless, Texas Southern will look to utilize last season’s success in their match up with Mississippi Valley State as the Tigers were able to come away with a 31-0 victory in 2016 against the Delta Devils.

• Mississippi Valley State junior linebacker Patrick Harbin continues to lead the conference in both tackles (67) and tackles per game (8.4 per game).

• Since taking over head coaching duties at Alabama State, Donald Hill-Eley and the Hornets have strung together back-to-back victories.

• Jackson State is coming off a week in which it allowed a season-low five points in their victory against Mississippi Valley State. The Tigers surrendered just 105 total yards of offense including 10 first downs.

• Alabama A&M remains the least sacked team in the conference as the Bulldogs have allowed a league-low 11 sacks. Alabama State and Alcorn State are next with 16 sacks alllowed apiece.

• Grambling State junior defensive lineman La’Allan Clark ranks third in FCS football in sacks with 7.5.

• Opponents of Arkansas-Pine Bluff have committed the most penalty yards per contest with 100.8 yards per game flagged against them.

• Prairie View A&M freshman kicker Zach Elder has been the most accurate kicker in the conference, making all 24 of his point-after kicks and has connected on eight-of-nine field goal attempts this season.

•With five touchdown passes last week, Southern QB Austin Howard now ranks second in the category with 11 passing touchdowns.