It’s Week three of Black College Football and to start it off, the Bears of Morgan State traveled to the state of New York and suffered their first loss of the season 56-34 to Buffalo . Meanwhile the Bulldogs of Bowie State, also on the road, improved to 2-0 knocking off yet another HBCU team; Benedict 28 to 14!
North in Newark, Delaware, it was the route one rivalry held between Delaware and Delaware State and the Hornets of Delaware State lost, 38 to 14! Better luck next year DSU!
Last weekend, the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse paid a visit to our area ( well close enough) playing the Bison of Howard at RFK Stadium in DC. The Bison won that match, scoring in the final 2 minutes; 30 to 29 ! Well this weekend, the House licked their wounds and took out their anger on tiny Edward Waters 38 to 19 .
As for Howard, HU Alum should be proud! Your Bison traveled to New Jersey and valiantly losing to Rutgers 26 to nothing. Now you may say be proud, we lost 26 to nothing! Well other HBCU Alums may feel worse considering Savannah State lost to Florida State 55 to 0 ( and that game was called after the third quarter due to Lightning) , The Rattlers of FAMU were defanged by Oklahoma 69 to 13 (Ouch!) , The G-Men of Grambling State lost to TCU 56 to nothing , Cheyney lost to Indiana of PA 56 -0 and Lincoln (PA) lost to Wofford 82 to NADA ! So Howard alum, losing to Rutgers 26 to Zip is not bad.
Finally speaking of HUs: Hampton came up short against Old Dominion 45 -7. Last year’s National Champion Winston- Salem State is now 2-0 after beating!
Concord 30 to 22 and this year’s front runner Norfolk State is also 2-0 after knocking off Liberty 31 -24. Keep your eyes on Tennessee State , The Tigers took a bite out of Jackson State 38 to 21 , While the wildcats of Bethune-Cookman did the Same to South Carolina State 27 to 14 .
This Season’s Top Five HBCU Schools so far : Norfolk State, Bethune-Cookman, Winston-Salem State , Alabama A&M and Tennessee State
( The season is still early )
Reach out and rep your HBCU and let me know what you’re doing and who you’re following this Season!
Meanwhile here are the gridiron results from September 6th – 8th:
Alabama A&M 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10
Alabama State 29, Miss Valley State 7
Bethune-Cookman 27, SC State 14
Catawba 49, Livingstone 17
Clark Atlanta 20, Lane 17
Delta State 26, Elizabeth City State 7
Elon 34, NC Central 14
JMU 42, Alcorn State 3
Kentucky Wesleyan 13, Kentucky State 6
Lamar 31, Prairie View A&M 0
Langston 19, Bacone 0
Miles 28, Shaw 15
NC A&T 77, West Virginia State 0
New Haven 24, Saint Augustine’s 21
North Texas 34, Texas Southern 7
Northern Iowa 59, Central State 0
Ouachita Baptist 31, Stillman 0
Southern Arkansas 56, Texas College 0
Truman State 42, Lincoln (MO) 12
Tuskegee 35, Johnson C. Smith 17
UNC Pembroke 31, Fayetteville State 21
VMI 24, Chowan 17
Valdosta State 62, Fort Valley State 14
Virginia Union 31, Brevard 14
West Liberty State 14, Virginia State 13
Wingate 37, Albany State 9