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The Alcorn State Braves are the college football team representing the Alcorn State University. The Braves play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Alcorn State Braves football
2018 Alcorn State Braves football team
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First season1921
Head coachFred McNair
3rd season, 16–12 (.571)
StadiumJack Spinks Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
Field surfaceNatural grass
LocationLorman, Mississippi
ConferenceSWAC
DivisionEast
Conference titles12
(SWAC –1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2015, 2018)[1]
Division titles5
(SWAC East – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
ColorsPurple and Gold[2]
         
Websitealcornsports.com

Contents

HistoryEdit

ClassificationsEdit

  • 1964–1969: NAIA
  • 1970–1983: NAIA Division I
  • 1965–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1976: NCAA Division II
  • 1977: NCAA Division I
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

Black College National championshipsEdit

  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1974
  • 1984
  • 2014

SWAC Championships - 12 (Member Since 1962)Edit

The Alcorn Braves joined the SWAC in 1962. Since then, ASU has won 12 SWAC Championships.

  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1979
  • 1984
  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2018

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Braves have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs three times with an overall record of 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1984 Quarterfinals Louisiana Tech L 21–44
1992 First Round Northeast Louisiana L 27–78
1994 First Round Youngstown State L 20–63

Annual Rivalry GameEdit

The Alcorn State Braves take on the Jackson State Tigers in the Soul Bowl. The rivalry was named the Capital City Classic but Alcorn ended the classic in 2012 so it could be brought to Lorman.[3]

College Football Hall of Fame membersEdit

Alumni in the NFLEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.swac.org/pdf8/916632.pdf
  2. ^ The Alcorn State University Identity Standards and Editorial Stylebook (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2012/07/04/asu-ends-capital-city-classic/
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/colleges/alcornst/

External linksEdit