Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean and much of Florida, leaving nothing but devastation in its wake. Here’s hoping for quick recovery to all the victims. Now on with the picks.
Jackson State vs. Grambling
Tony Hughes isn’t too happy with the Jackson State street committee blaming him for the team wallowing in mediocrity under his watch. The peanut gallery won’t be happy after this one either.
Prairie View vs. Nicholls State
The Panthers nearly beat a top-5 FCS team. Nicholls State nearly beat an underachieving SEC team. Somebody has to win. Take the underdog.
Howard vs. Richmond
The Bison have proven it can play with anyone in the country. Doubt they will afraid to tangle with a traditional FCS power.
Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State
The Rattlers seemed to be an much improved bunch this season. Beating a middling SWAC West team can do that to you. Tennessee State is also much improved, too. Beating a middling SWAC East team can do that, too. The Tigers are the better team in this one.
And the rest …
Clark Atlanta vs. Tuskegee
Morehouse vs. Central State
Bowie State vs. St. Augustine’s
Johnson C. Smith vs. South Carolina State