The Alcorn State Braves are the college football team of Alcorn State University. The Braves play in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
|Alcorn State Braves football|
|Head coach||Fred McNair |
5th season, 36–23 (.610)
|Field surface||Natural grass|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|All-time record||497–389–38 (.558)|
|Conference titles||13 (SWAC: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)|
|Division titles||6 (SWAC East: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Colors||Purple and gold|
- 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
Black College National championshipsEdit
SWAC Championships – 13 (Member Since 1962)Edit
The Alcorn Braves joined the SWAC in 1962. Since then, ASU has won 13 SWAC Championships.
NCAA Division I FCSEdit
The Braves have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs three times with an overall record of 0–3.
|1984||Quarterfinals||Louisiana Tech||L 21–44|
|1992||First Round||Northeast Louisiana||L 27–78|
|1994||First Round||Youngstown State||L 20–63|
NCAA Division IIEdit
The Braves appeared in the Division II playoffs one time, with an overall record of 0–1.
The Alcorn State Braves take on the Jackson State Tigers in the Soul Bowl. The rivalry was previously named the Capital City Classic, but Alcorn ended the Classic in 2012 so that it could be brought to Lorman.
College Football Hall of Fame membersEdit
Alumni in the NFLEdit
Over 50 Alcorn State alumni have played in the NFL, including:
|Octavius T. Henderson||1921||4–0||1.000|
|A. A. Abraham||1936, 1938, 1941–1942||14–8–7||0.483|
|L. Harris||1937, 1939–1940||10–10–1||0.476|
|W. Felix "Lerroy" Harris||1947||9–1||0.900|
|E. E. Simmons||1958–1959||3–14||0.176|
|Ernest T. Jones||2008||2–10||0.167|
- The Alcorn State University Identity Standards and Editorial Stylebook (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2017.
- "ASU ends Capital City Classic". 4 July 2012.
- "Alcorn St. Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
- https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/alcorn.sidearmsports.com/documents/2020/10/19/2020_21_Record_Book.pdf[bare URL PDF]
- "Alcorn State sanctioned for NCAA violations". 19 October 2016.