2013 Alcorn State Braves football team
|2013 Alcorn State Braves football|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|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
|2013 SWAC football standings|
|Jackson State xy||8||–||1||8||–||4|
|Mississippi Valley State*||2||–||7||2||–||9|
|Prairie View A&M||5||–||4||6||–||6|
|Championship: December 7, 2013|
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. 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.
|August 31||4:00 PM||Edward Waters*||Casem-Spinks Stadium • Lorman, MS||W 63–12||3,100|
|September 7||2:30 PM||at Mississippi State*||Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, 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 Stadium • Pine Bluff, AR||W 21–16||5,714|
|September 28||5:00 PM||at Alabama State||The New ASU Stadium • Montgomery, AL||L 30–49||12,503|
|October 5||2:00 PM||Warner*||Casem-Spinks Stadium • Lorman, MS||W 57–0||3,430|
|October 12||3:00 PM||vs. Grambling State||Lucas Oil Stadium • Indianapolis, IN (Circle City Classic)||W 48–0||22,357|
|October 19||2:00 PM||at Texas Southern||BBVA Compass Stadium • Houston, TX||CSNH^||W 20–13||4,582|
|October 26||5:30 PM||at Southern||Ace W. Mumford Stadium • Baton 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 Stadium • Jackson, MS (Soul Bowl)||W 48–33||24,252|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.|
^Games will air on a tape delayed basis
- Downey, Travis (May 29, 2012). "Alcorn State Hires White Football Coach Jay Hopson". USA Today. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- beepbeep (July 16, 2013). "2013 Pre-Season All SWAC Football". Blogger. Washington D.C. Retrieved July 16, 2013.