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2022 HBCU football: Schedule, scores, and updates

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5:21 pm, October 6, 2022

🗓 HBCU football Week 6: Scores, Results, Game times, TV channels

5:11 pm, October 6, 2022

🔥 HBCU football game of the week: Week 6

Here is Week 6's HBCU football game of the week from NCAA Digital's Stan Becton.

Saturday, Oct. 8

HBCU game of the week: Southern at Prairie View A&M | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

This week's HBCU football game of the week features a SWAC West battle as Southern visits Prairie View A&M. This game has bee coined the "Dooley Bowl" by some thanks to current Southern head coach Eric Dooley making his return to his previous institution for the first time.

This game will be pivotal to the SWAC West divisional race as Prairie View A&M is undefeated in conference play while Southern — the preseason division favorite — already has one conference loss. Another loss for Southern almost assuredly knocks the Jaguars out of the title race as they would need the Panthers to lose three out of their last four conference games. 

On the field, two dual-threat quarterbacks in BeSean McRae (SU) and Trazon Connley (PV) will look to lead their offenses. This game may come down to which quarterback can protect the ball best as each defense has proven to be opportunistic during the season.

Will Prairie View A&M continue its undefeated conference season? Can Southern add another dominant win to its resume? Find out in this week's HBCU football game of the week.

Players to watch: QB BeSean McRae (SU), RB Jerrod Sims (SU), RB Kendric Rhymes (SU), DT Jason Dumas (SU), DT Tahj Brown (SU), DE Jordan Lewis (SU), QB Trazon Connley (PV), RB Ahmad Antoine (PV), RB Jaden Stewart (PV), LB Keyshawn Johnson (PV), CB Gerald Smith (PV)

Honorable mention games: Florida A&M at South Carolina StateNorfolk State at Morgan StateJackson State at Alabama State

Stan Becton joined NCAA.com in 2021 and has since served as an FCS, track and field, cross country and HBCU beat reporter. He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship, DI Track & Field Championships and Men's Frozen Four. Additionally, he covered the 2021 Celebration Bowl. Stan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, earning a degree in Professional Writing and playing football as a five-year letterman. You can follow him on Twitter @stan_becton.

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4:20 pm, October 6, 2022

🍿 The most exciting HBCU players after the 1st month

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Can you believe it's already been one month of the 2022 HBCU football season? While it's only been a month, a handful of players have made themselves must-watches early on. Here are some of the names to make the list:

  • RB Jarveon Howard | Alcorn State
  • QB Shedeur Sanders | Jackson State
  • WR Xavier Smith | Florida A&M
  • RB Bhayshul Tuten | North Carolina A&T

Click or tap here to see the complete list of exciting HBCU football players

8:57 pm, October 3, 2022

🥇 Week 5 accolades

The MEAC and SWAC have announced their Week 5 awards. Find them listed below.

MEAC

  • Offensive Player of the Week: Morgan State QB Carson Baker
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Delaware State DL Isaiah Williams
  • Rookie of the Week: Delaware State DB Coleon Williams
  • Specialist of the Week: Delaware State P Matt Noll

Click or tap here to see more on the MEAC's Weekly honors

SWAC

  • Offensive Player of the Week:  Alabama A&M RB Donovan Eaglin
  • Co-Offensive/Newcomer of the Week: Southern DL Jason Dumas
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Florida A&M !B Jeremy Moussa
  • Specialist of the Week: Alabama State K Nathanial Eichner

Click or tap here to see more on the SWAC's Weekly honors

Other Conferences

  • Big South Defensive Player of the Week: North Carolina A&T DB Karon Prunty
  • OVC Specialist of the Week: Tennessee State K/P Kaleb Mosley
5:12 pm, October 3, 2022

📈 Week 6 HBCU Power Rankings

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SWAC play is in full swing and MEAC play begins this week. It's time for Week 6's HBCU football power rankings.

Click or tap here to see the full HBCU power rankings.

Movement in Week 6
TEAM MOVEMENT
Tennessee State -8
Alabama A&M +4
Morgan State +3
Delaware State, North Carolina A&T, Southern +2
Arkansas-Pine Bluff -2

Elsewhere, Jackson State is ranked No. 8 in this week's FCS Coaches Poll. No other HBCU is ranked but North Carolina Central (19) and Florida A&M (4) received votes.

6:45 pm, October 2, 2022

👀 Conference standings | Week 5 Recap

Here are the conference standings after Week 5's games.

Standings

Conference records in parentheses.

MEAC

  1. North Carolina Central |4-1 (0-0)
  2. Delaware State | 3-2 (0-0)
  3. Morgan State | 2-2 (0-0)
  4. South Carolina State | 1-3 (0-0)
  5. Howard | 1-4 (0-0)
  6. Norfolk State | 0-5 (0-0)

SWAC

East

  1. Jackson State | 4-0 (3-0)
  2. Florida A&M | 3-2 (2-1)
  3. Alabama State | 3-2 (1-1)
  4. Bethune-Cookman | 1-3 (1-1)
  5. Alabama A&M | 1-4 (1-1)
  6. Mississippi Valley State | 0-5 (0-2)

West

  1. Prairie View A&M | 3-2 (3-0)
  2. Alcorn State | 2-2 (1-0)
  3. Southern | 2-2 (1-1)
  4. Texas Southern| 1-4 (1-2)
  5. Arkansas-Pine Bluff | 2-3 (0-2)
  6. Grambling State | 1-4 (0-3)

Other

  • North Carolina A&T moved to 2-3 (1-0).
  • Hampton had a bye and is 3-1 (0-1). 
  • Tennessee State fell to 0-4 (0-0). It has yet to play an Ohio Valley conference game.

Week 5 games breakdown

Teams with byes: Alcorn State, Hampton, Jackson State

FCS HBCU vs. FCS HBCU

FCS HBCU vs. FCS opponent

FCS HBCU vs. FBS opponents

FCS HBCU vs. DII

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Click or tap here for a MEAC game recapsClick or tap here for a SWAC game recaps

1:54 pm, September 29, 2022

🔥 HBCU football game of the week: Week 5

Here is Week 5's HBCU football game of the week from NCAA Digital's Stan Becton.

Saturday, Oct. 1

HBCU game of the week: Alabama State at Texas Southern | 7 p.m. | AT&T Sportsnet SW

This week's HBCU football game of the week features Alabama State (2-2 (0-1)) at Texas Southern (1-3 (1-1)). The Hornets and Tigers each enter the game needing a win to stay in their SWAC divisional races. Alabama State has faltered since its early 2-0 season start, but saw quarterback Dematrius Davis — the 2022 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Offensive MVP — make his return from injury last week. Texas Southern features a dynamic quarterback of its own in Andrew Body, who in his last SWAC appearance led the Tigers to a 24-0 shutout victory.

Will Texas Southern pick up its second straight SWAC win? Can Alabama State rediscover its winning ways from early in the season? Find out it this week's HBCU football game of the week.

Players to watch: QB Dematrius Davis (ASU), QB Myles Crawley (ASU), RB Jacory Merritt (ASU), S Irshaad Davis (ASU), QB Andrew Body (TSU), RB LaDarius Owens (TSU), RB Jacorey Howard (TSU), LB Jacob Williams (TSU)

Honorable mention games: Prairie View A&M at Grambling StateBryant at North Carolina A&TNorth Carolina Central at Campbell

Stan Becton joined NCAA.com in 2021 and has since served as an FCS, track and field, cross country and HBCU beat reporter. He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship, DI Track & Field Championships and Men's Frozen Four. Additionally, he covered the 2021 Celebration Bowl. Stan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, earning a degree in Professional Writing and playing football as a five-year letterman. You can follow him on Twitter @stan_becton.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions.

1:34 pm, September 29, 2022
12:58 pm, September 29, 2022

🌀 Hurricane Ian game update

The South Carolina State at South Carolina football game was moved to Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. ET.

The North Carolina Central at Campbell football game will now be played at 12 p.m. Saturday instead of 6 p.m.

To track the latest college sports updates from Hurricane Ian, click or tap here.

6:51 pm, September 26, 2022

🥇 Week 4 accolades

The MEAC and SWAC have announced their Week 4 awards. Find them listed below.

MEAC

  • Offensive Player of the Week: North Carolina Central QB Davius Richard
  • Defensive Player of the Week: South Carolina State LB  BJ Davis
  • Offensive Lineman of the Week: North Carolina Central OL Robert Mitchell
  • Rookie of the Week: Norfolk State RB Jordin Lennon
  • Specialist of the Week: North Carolina Central K Adrian Olivo

Click or tap here to see more on the MEAC's Weekly honors

SWAC

  • Offensive Player of the Week:  Jackson State QB Shedeur Sanders
  • Co-Offensive/Newcomer of the Week: Alcorn State RB Jarveon Howard
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Florida A&M LB Isaiah Major
  • Specialist of the Week: Bethune-Cookman KR Darnell Deas

Click or tap here to see more on the SWAC's Weekly honors

Other Conferences

  • Big South Offensive Player of the Week: North Carolina A&T RB Bhayshul Tuten
  • Big South Co-Special Teams Player of the Week: North Carolina A&T K Andrew Brown
  • Big South Freshman of the Week: North Carolina A&T RB Wesley Graves
2:40 pm, September 26, 2022

📈 Week 5 HBCU Power Rankings

The top five of Week 5's HBCU football power rankings has a new look as conference play begins to pick up across the country. Here are the biggest movers this week:

  • Bethune-Cookman +5
  • North Carolina A&T, Prairie View A&M +3
  • Grambling State, Norfolk State, South Carolina State, Tennessee State -3

Click or tap here to see the full rankings

Elsewhere, Jackson State is ranked No. 8 in this week's FCS Coaches Poll. No other HBCU is ranked but North Carolina Central (43) and Florida A&M (3) received votes.

3:42 am, September 25, 2022

👀 Recapping Week 4 of FCS HBCU football | Conference standings

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Here's what you may have missed from Week 4 of HBCU football in the FCS on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Teams with byes: Howard, Morgan State, Southern, Tennessee State

FCS HBCU vs. FCS HBCU

Jackson State 49, Mississippi Valley State 7

Mississippi Valley State struck first jumping out to a 7-0 lead, but that would be all the scoring the Delta Devils would do. Jackson State scored the final 49 points — 28 in the second half — dominating after halftime for the second-straight week.

Bethune-Cookman 36, Grambling State 19

Bethune-Cookman scored 16 fourth-quarter points to win its first game of the season. The Wildcats held Grambling State scoreless in the second half.

Prairie View A&M 25, Alabama State 15

Quarterback Trazon Connley accounted for three touchdowns as Prairie View A&M moved to 2-0 in the SWAC. While Alabama State cut the lead to two points with 10:26 to play in the fourth quarter, Prairie View A&M never trailed in the win.

Florida A&M 38, Alabama A&M 25

Alabama A&M jumped out to a 19-7 lead before Florida A&M scored 31-straight points to pull away. Alabama A&M scored a late touchdown with 34 seconds to play but it was too little, too late. With the win, Florida A&M extended its home winning streak to 12 games.

Alcorn State 38, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21

Alcorn State used 21-point run to close the game to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Alcorn State has now won back-to-back games.

North Carolina A&T 41, South Carolina State 27

North Carolina A&T extended its win streak to seven games over rival South Carolina State. The Aggies grabbed two interceptions in the win that saw its defense allow only 12 rushing yards.

Other matchups

FCS HBCU vs. FCS opponent

FCS HBCU vs. FBS opponents

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Standings

Conference records in parentheses.

MEAC

  1. North Carolina Central |4-0 (0-0)
  2. Delaware State | 2-2 (0-0)
  3. South Carolina State | 1-2 (0-0)
  4. Morgan State | 1-2 (0-0)
  5. Howard | 1-3 (0-0)
  6. Norfolk State | 0-4 (0-0)

SWAC

East

  1. Jackson State | 4-0 (3-0)
  2. Bethune-Cookman | 1-2 (1-0)
  3. Florida A&M | 2-2 (1-1)
  4. Alabama State | 2-2 (0-1)
  5. Alabama A&M | 0-4 (0-1)
  6. Mississippi Valley State | 0-4 (0-1)

West

  1. Prairie View A&M | 2-2 (2-0)
  2. Alcorn State | 2-2 (1-0)
  3. Texas Southern| 1-3 (1-1)
  4. Arkansas-Pine Bluff | 2-2 (0-1)
  5. Southern | 1-2 (0-1)
  6. Grambling State | 1-3 (0-2)

Other

  • North Carolina A&T moved to 1-3 (0-0). It has yet to play a Big South conference game.
  • Hampton fell to 3-1 (0-1). 
  • Tennessee State was on a bye and is 0-3 (0-0). It has yet to play an Ohio Valley conference game.
8:41 pm, September 23, 2022

🗓 HBCU football Week 4: Scores, Results, Game times, TV channels

10:29 pm, September 22, 2022

🔥 HBCU football game of the week: Week 4

Here is Week 4's game of the week from NCAA Digital's Stan Becton.

Saturday, Sept. 24

HBCU game of the week: Prairie View A&M at Alabama State | 6 p.m. | Bounce, WSFA12 Live stream

As conference play returns, Prairie View A&M and Alabama State gets the nod as Week 4's HBCU football game of the week. Alabama State enters its first SWAC contest with rookie head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. and a 2-1 record. The Hornets are trending up, but the Panthers are the defending SWAC West champions. Prairie View A&M already holds a conference win, defeating rival Texas Southern in the Labor Day Classic. However, the Panthers have slipped lately, losing their last two games. 

Will Alabama State continue its impressive early season run? Can Prairie View A&M remain atop the SWAC West? Find out Saturday in the HBCU game of the week.

Players to watch: QB Myles Crawley (ASU), RB Jacory Merritt (ASU), S Irshaad Davis (ASU), RB Ahmad Antoine (PV), LB Keyshawn Johnson (PV)

Honorable mention games: Alabama A&M at Florida A&M, Hampton at Delaware, South Carolina State at North Carolina A&T

The honorable mention slate features three HBCUs looking to prove themselves in conference play and an old rivalry renewed. 

Stan Becton joined NCAA.com in 2021 and has since served as an FCS, track and field, cross country and HBCU beat reporter. He has covered numerous NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship, DI Track & Field Championships and Men's Frozen Four. Additionally, he covered the 2021 Celebration Bowl. Stan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, earning a degree in Professional Writing and playing football as a five-year letterman. You can follow him on Twitter @stan_becton.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions.

6:05 pm, September 19, 2022

🥇 Week 3 accolades

The MEAC and SWAC have announced their Week 3 awards. Find them listed below.

MEAC

  • Offensive Player of the Week: North Carolina Central QB Davius Richard
  • Co-Defensive Player of the Week: North Carolina Central S Khalil Baker & Morgan State LB Lawrence Richardson 
  • Offensive Lineman of the Week: North Carolina Central OL Corey Bullock
  • Rookie of the Week: Delaware State QB C.J. Henry
  • Specialist of the Week: North Carolina Central K Adrian Olivo

Click or tap here to see more on the MEAC's Weekly honors

SWAC

  • Offensive Player of the Week:  Jackson State QB Shedeur Sanders
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Jackson State LB Aubrey Miller
  • Specialist of the Week: Texas Southern K Richard Garcia III
  • Newcomer of the Week: Jackson State RB Sy'veon Wilkerson

Click or tap here to see more on the SWAC's Weekly honors