What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, right?

Not if your favorite college football team pulls off the biggest upset in the history of the sport.


Howard, led by quarterback Caylin Newton (brother of NFL star Cam Newton), beat UNLV 43-40 last Saturday as a 45-point underdog.

It was the most shocking loss for the Runnin’ Rebels since Duke’s Bob Hurley, Christian Donald Laettner and Grant Hill (when he could jump out of the gym without risking a debilitating injury) stunned UNLV 30 years ago in college basketball’s Final Four.

Gotta give a shout to Tennessee State for knocking off Georgia State for its first win over an FBS school since I was a toddler.

Hurricanes have pounded the Caribbean and are bearing down the United States. So, batten down the hatches with some Week 2 HBCU picks.

Jackson State vs. Tennessee State

The annual Southern Heritage Classic historically has featured some memorable games. The 2017 version will be remembered as when Tennessee State mauled a Tiger.

Northwestern State vs. Grambling

The defending champs continues its tour of middling programs playing host to a Southland foe. This game figures to be winnable. Hopefully.

Southern vs. Southern Miss

Jay Hopson gets to beat up on another SWAC school just like old times.

No. 24 Albany vs Morgan State

The Bears host nationally-ranked Albany in a matchup that is sure not to disappoint … Albany.

Howard vs Kent State

Fresh off an upset over UNLV, the Bison travel to play Kent State, a team that lost to North Carolina A&T last season. Always bet on black.

And the rest …

Tuskegee vs Albany State

Lane vs Morehouse

Winston Salem State vs Bowie State

Shaw vs North Carolina Central

Virginia State vs Johnson C. Smith

About The Author

Kendrick Marshall
Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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