Alabama State running back Malcolm Cyrus is the best running back in the FCS, and maybe in all of Alabama with apologies to the 5-star battering rams who tote the rock for the football enterprises that are the Crimson Tide and Auburn.
Cyrus carried the ball 29 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns in Alabama State’s 42-7 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff Thursday night. Forget Isaiah Crowell.
Talk about a lifeless bunch. UAPB might be the most nondescript outfit in the SWAC right now. They bring nothing to the table. No fans. No excitement. Few touchdowns. They’re boring and bad.
Saturday marks nearly a year since the entire Grambling State football team decided to hold two schools hostage — Jackson State and Grambling — in exchange for a truck load of protein shakes and new coach. They got both but are still faaaaaaaaaar from being your big brother’s Grambling. At o-3, that program will have a nice comfortable spot at the bottom of the SWAC West this season.
Grambling State vs. Jackson State: Grambling is going to get on the bus this time, but they will regret getting off.
Jackson State 27, Grambling 13
Southern vs, Prairie View: This was supposed to be the game of the year in the SWAC West. Both teams are fighting to be average. Southern might not have enough bodies to put up much of a fight.
Prairie View 35, Southern 17
Hampton vs. Miles: Connell Maynor can’t lose this one, right?
Hampton 23, Miles 21
Howard vs. Morgan State: Howard QB Greg McGhee played the game of his life against a pushover in Morehouse last week. He will repeat that performance against another one.
Howard 37, Morgan state 20
Tuskegee vs. Winston-Salem State: This is the HBCU game of the weekend. Tuskegee recently lost to Alabama A&M. Winston-Salem State is better than both of them.