2013 Alcorn State Braves football team

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2013 Alcorn State Braves football
Alcorn State ASU Wordmark.png
Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
Division East Division
2013 record 9–3 (7–2 SWAC)
Head coach Jay Hopson (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Willie Simmons (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro (2nd season)
Home stadium Casem-Spinks Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 SWAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Jackson State xy   8 1         8 4  
Alcorn State   7 2         9 3  
Alabama State*   7 2         8 4  
Alabama A&M   4 5         4 8  
Mississippi Valley State*   2 7         2 9  
West
Southern xy$   7 2         9 4  
Prairie View A&M   5 4         6 6  
Arkansas–Pine Bluff   2 7         2 9  
Texas Southern*   2 7         2 9  
Grambling State   1 8         1 11  
Championship: December 7, 2013
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Texas Southern was ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to failing to fulfill NCAA graduation rate requirement (2012), repeated infractions, and lying to NCAA about self-imposed restrictions (2013 & 2014)
    • Alabama State and Mississippi Valley State were ineligible for the SWAC Championship due to Academic Progress Rate sanctions, pending appeal
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 Alcorn State Braves football team represented Alcorn State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Braves were led by second year head coach Jay Hopson and played their home games at Casem-Spinks Stadium.[1] They are a member of the East Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The Braves finished the season with a 9–3 record.

On Media Day, Alcorn State was picked to finish fifth in the Easter nDivision of the SWAC. They had one player, Defensive Back Jamison Knox, that was picked to the Pre-Season All-SWAC 2nd Team Defense.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 4:00 PM Edward Waters* Casem-Spinks StadiumLorman, MS W 63–12   3,100
September 7 2:30 PM at Mississippi State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS CSS L 7–51   55,085
September 14 2:00 PM Mississippi Valley State Casem-Spinks Stadium • Lorman, MS W 35–28   2,565
September 21 6:00 PM at Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lion StadiumPine Bluff, AR W 21–16   5,714
September 28 5:00 PM at Alabama State The New ASU StadiumMontgomery, AL L 30–49   12,503
October 5 2:00 PM Warner*dagger Casem-Spinks Stadium • Lorman, MS W 57–0   3,430
October 12 3:00 PM vs. Grambling State Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN (Circle City Classic) W 48–0   22,357
October 19 2:00 PM at Texas Southern BBVA Compass StadiumHouston, TX CSNH^ W 20–13   4,582
October 26 5:30 PM at Southern Ace W. Mumford StadiumBaton Rouge, LA CST^ W 44–38 OT  27,102
November 2 4:00 PM Alabama A&M Casem-Spinks Stadium • Lorman, MS L 18–19   7,037
November 7 6:30 PM Prairie View A&M Casem-Spinks Stadium • Lorman, MS W 50–35   4,517
November 16 2:00 PM at Jackson State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Soul Bowl) W 48–33   24,252
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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^Games will air on a tape delayed basis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downey, Travis (May 29, 2012). "Alcorn State Hires White Football Coach Jay Hopson". USA Today. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ beepbeep (July 16, 2013). "2013 Pre-Season All SWAC Football". Blogger. Washington D.C. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://alcornsports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football