Mississippi Valley State vs. Grambling State

The Mississippi Valley State defense harassed the high-powered Jackson State offense all day last Saturday nearly pulling off a monumental upset at home. Grambling State has had two weeks to prepare for this conference match up after getting off to a uncharacteristic 1-4 start.

While the temptation would be to pick the Delta Devils in this game after they were literally one-yard away from their first win in two years, the Tigers have to have newfound vigor after learning more than 20 Arkansas-Pine Bluff players will serve suspensions as a result of a post-game bawl against Southern that changes the face of the league. A win by Grambling State would put them in the hunt in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division. The Pick: Grambling State 23, Mississippi Valley State 17

Central State vs. Texas Southern

Texas Southern has taken their lumps over the last being outscored 125-63 during their current three-game losing streak. Maybe battling against Division II foe Central State will get them out of their funk. The Pick: Texas Southern 20, Central State 13.

Concordia (Ala.) vs. Alcorn State

Ah, the Concordia get well tour continues in the SWAC with a stop this week in Lorman. If the Braves don’t win this game, there might be some smoke in the city. The Pick: Alcorn State 37, Concordia 6

Friday Forecast Record: 23-8


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