Arlington, Texas — Defending SWAC East Champion, Alabama State, ended Jackson State’s one-week stay atop the Urban Sports News Poll with a 21-14 road victory. South Carolina State returned to the number one spot by virtue of their 69-0 skunking of Delaware State,
“South Carolina State moves to number one this week, but Alabama State is waiting in the wings,” said John Posey, CEO of Urban Sports News. “Despite some snarky comments about Casey Therriault’s performance last weekend, he’s still the best quarterback in the in Black College Football this season by far. Where would Jackson State be without him? I personally think some of the attacks are discriminatory because he’s white.”
South Carolina State (2-2), Alabama State (3-1), Jackson State (3-1), Bethune-Cookman (2-1), and Hampton (2-2), round out the USN Top Five for week four. Texas Southern (2-1), Albany State (3-1), Winston-Salem State (4-0), Morehouse (3-1), and University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff (3-1) round out the second five. Ranked Bowie State, Jackson State and Hampton lost last weekend. UAPB debuts in the USN Top 10.
Coach Bailey thinks FAMU may be ready to make a run. “They needed a change at quarterback. If they start him, they will improve their team speed on offense and force teams to adjust defensively. He makes things happen. He was the reason the beat Southern.”
“UAPB, Winston-Salem State, Morehouse and Stillman are winning and not getting a lot of respect in the other polls,” said Posey. “Stillman beat Tuskegee, so we think this team bears watching. If Texas Southern beats Jackson State, keep your eye on them. Their offense is young and will only get better. Coach Northern has the Prairie View Panthers playing hard. His two, freshman quarterbacks are getting better every week. If they beat Grambling Saturday, they not only end Grambling’s hopes for a SWAC West Title, but control their destiny for a west championship.”
Urban Sports News would also like to extend our congratulations to Livingstone College for ending their 28-game losing streak on the gridiron. The Blue Bears defeated the Virginia University of Lynchburg 24-21.
We would also like to extend kudos to the Winston-Salem State golf team that was victorious in the 2011 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Tournament held at Browns Mill Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend. The Rams topped eight schools to win the event for the second consecutive year, besting second place Morehouse by 17 shots with a 2 day totalof 595.
Finally, The Urban Sports News family would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Grambling Sports Information Director, Roderick Mosely, on his recent death.
“Big Rod, as I called him, was a mountain of a man with a big heart,” said Urban Sports News CEO, John Posey. “I was just on the Grambling campus, the Friday before his death. Rod always got me what I needed in a timely fashion. I just had sot the women’s soccer and basketball teams. He was a good guy and I will miss him very much.”
Urban Sports News Black College Football Poll: Week 4
|1.||South Carolina State Bulldogs||2-2|
|2.||Alabama State Hornets||3-1|
|3.||Jackson State Tigers||3-1|
|6.||Texas Southern Tigers||2-1|
|7.||Albany State Golden Rams||3-1|
|8.||Winston-Salem State Rams||4-0|
|9.||Morehouse Maroon Tigers||3-1|
Dropped Out of Top 10: Bowie State; Moving Up: Norfolk State, Prairie View.
Others Receiving Consideration: Bowie State, FAMU, Kentucky State, Stillman.