Black College Games Of The Week

By Joe Booker
Updated: October 25, 2005

HOUSTON, TX.—TEXAS SOUTHERN DRAWS EUGENE AND GRAMBLING

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Eddie Robinson Stadium

It is tough enough for hapless Texas Southern (1-4, 1-5) to play Grambling (5-1, 5-1) at Grambling, but to play them on their homecoming is asking for it. QB Bruce Eugene threw for 479 yards and five

touchdowns to lead Grambling to a, 52-21, win over Jackson Sate last week. The G-Men have the second best (420.2) total offense in 1-AA. Eugene is number two in 1-AA (329.2) in passing. The Tigers defense (allowing 326 yards per game) is second best in SWAC.

The bright spot for TSU is linebacker Robert Napier who had 11 tackles, one forced fumble and a 32-yard interception for a touchdown in their, 35-28, loss at MVSU.

The G-Men have won the last five games played against TSU.

PRAIRIE VIEW HOSTS PASS-HAPPY MVSU ON HOMECOMING

Kickoff: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Blackshear Field

It is homecoming upon “the Hill” this weekend. The Prairie View Panthers (0-4, 2-4) will host the pass-happy Mississippi Valley Delta Devils (3-3, 4-3) at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Panthers are coming off a big, 40-8, win over Division 11 Lincoln. The Delta Devils are coming off a, 35-28, win over Texas Southern. The Delta Devils’ QB Aries Nelson is averaging 286.4 yards per game passing, which is third best in SWAC. PVU’s 265 total offensive yards per game is next to last in SWAC, while MVSU’s 398 yards per game is third best in SWAC. The last time the Panthers defeated the Delta Devils was in 2001, when they won, 34-17.

BRAGGING RIGHTS AT STAKE: ALABAMA A&M VS. ALABAMA STATE

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Birmingham, Alabama

Bragging rights will be at stake Saturday when state rivals Alabama State (6-0, 6-1) plays Alabama A&M (3-2, 5-2). This will be the 64th meeting between the two schools. Alabama State is the defending SWAC Champion and has won 13 straight SWAC games.

This game will match the SWAC’s number 1 offense against the SWAC number 1 defense. Alabama State is lead by the passing of quarterback Tarvius Jackson (286.4 yards passing per game, 17 TDs) is averaging 489.7 total offensive yards per game, which is second best in 1-AA football. Alabama A&M leads SWAC with only 242.0 total yards allowed per game. Last week Alabama A&M held Arkansas-Pine Bluff, to 124 total yards.

OTHER GAMES OF NOTE

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-4, 1-6) at Jackson State (2-3, 2-5), 7 p.m.

Florida A&M (2-2, 3-4) at Morgan State (1-4, 2-6) 6 p.m.

Delaware State (4-1, 5-3) at South Carolina State (3-1, 5-2) 1:30 p. HC

Bethune Cookman (2-2, 5-2) at North Carolina A&T (2-3, 3-5) 7 p.m.