Alcorn State Braves football

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Alcorn State Braves football
2021 Alcorn State Braves football team
First season1921
Head coachFred McNair
5th season, 30–19 (.612)
StadiumCasem-Spinks Stadium
(capacity: 22,500)
Field surfaceNatural grass
LocationLorman, Mississippi
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Conference titles13 (SWAC: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
Division titles6 (SWAC East: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
ColorsPurple and gold[1]

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



  • 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]


Black College National championships[edit]

  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1974
  • 1984
  • 2014

SWAC Championships - 13 (Member Since 1962)[edit]

The Alcorn Braves joined the SWAC in 1962. Since then, ASU has won 13 SWAC Championships.

Playoff appearances[edit]

NCAA Division I FCS[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

NCAA Division II[edit]

The Braves appeared in the Division II playoffs one time, with an overall record of 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1974 Quarterfinals UNLV L, 22–35

Rivalry games[edit]

The Alcorn State Braves take on the Jackson State Tigers in the Soul Bowl. The rivalry was previously named the Capital City Classic, but Alcorn ended the Classic in 2012 so that it could be brought to Lorman.[2]

College Football Hall of Fame members[edit]

Alumni in the NFL[edit]

Over 50 Alcorn State alumni have played in the NFL,[3] including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Alcorn State University Identity Standards and Editorial Stylebook (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "ASU ends Capital City Classic". 4 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Alcorn St. Players/Alumni".

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