Alcorn State Braves football

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Alcorn State Braves football
2016 Alcorn State Braves football team
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First season 1921
Head coach Fred McNair
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Stadium Jack Spinks Stadium
Seating capacity 22,500
Field surface Natural grass
Location Lorman, Mississippi
Conference SWAC
Division East
Conference titles 15
(SWAC – 1947, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2015)[1]
Division titles 2
(SWAC East – 2014 and 2015)
Colors Purple and Gold[2]
         
Mascot Braves
Website alcornsports.com

The Alcorn State Braves are the college football team representing the Alcorn State University. The Braves play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

History[edit]

Classifications[edit]

  • 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

Conference memberships[edit]

Championships[edit]

Black College National championships[edit]

  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1974
  • 1984
  • 2014

Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs results[edit]

The Braves have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs three times with an overall record of 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1984 Quarterfinals Louisiana Tech L 21–44
1992 First Round Northeast Louisiana L 27–78
1994 First Round Youngstown State L 20–63

Annual Rivalry Game[edit]

The Alcorn State Braves take on the Jackson State Tigers in the Soul Bowl. The rivalry was named the Capital City Classic but Alcorn ended the classic in 2012 so it could be brought to Lorman.[3]

College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 50 Alcorn State alumni have played in the NFL,[4] including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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