|Alcorn State Braves football|
|Head coach||Fred McNair |
6th season, 41–29 (.586)
|Field surface||Natural grass|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|All-time record||497–389–38 (.558)|
|Conference titles||13 (SWAC: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)|
|Division titles||6 (SWAC East: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Colors||Purple and gold|
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
- 1921–1935: Independent
- 1935–1962: South Central Athletic Conference
- 1962–present: Southwestern Athletic Conference
Black college national championships
The Alcorn Braves joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference SWAC in 1962. Since then, ASU has won SWAC championships.
NCAA Division I FCS
The Braves have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs three times with an overall record of 0–3.
|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
The Braves appeared in the Division II playoffs one time, with an overall record of 0–1.
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.
College Football Hall of Fame members
Alumni in the NFL
Over 50 Alcorn State alumni have played in the NFL, including:
|Octavius T. Henderson||1921||4–0||1.000|
|A. A. Abraham||1936, 1938, 1941–1942||14–8–7||0.483|
|L. Harris||1937, 1939–1940||10–10–1||0.476|
|W. Felix "Lerroy" Harris||1947||9–1||0.900|
|E. E. Simmons||1958–1959||3–14||0.176|
|Ernest T. Jones||2008||2–10||0.167|
- ^a Hopson went 4–7 and 9–3 in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, respectively, but the school's wins from these seasons were vacated due to NCAA violations
- The Alcorn State University Identity Standards and Editorial Stylebook (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2017.
- "ASU ends Capital City Classic". 4 July 2012.
- "Dennis Thomas profile". footballfoundation.com.
- "Alcorn St. Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
- 2020-2021 Record Book Retrieved March 10, 2023
- "Alcorn State sanctioned for NCAA violations". 19 October 2016.