SIAC Championship

Who: Albany State vs. Miles


Where: Fairfield, Alabama

TV: ESPN3

Time: 3 p.m. (EST), 2:00 p.m. (CST)

ALBANY STATE

Season record: 7-3

Best win: Albany State won impressively 21-0 at Benedict on Oct. 27 that all but wrapped up the SIAC East.

Worst loss: ASU were shutout 20-0 at Tuskegee that dropped them to 0-2 on the season. They would go onto lose the following week to West Georgia before reeling off seven-straight wins to reach the conference championship game.

Key players:

Quarterback Kelias Williams: The sophomore signal-caller has thrown for 970 yards, recorded 18 total touchdowns, and is completing 60 percent of his passes.

Running back Tracy Scott: In just 99 attempts, Scott has rushed for 754 yards on 7.4 yards per attempt and seven touchdowns

Stat to note: Albany State comes into the game ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division II Super Region 2. The top seven teams in the region will earn a berth in the NCAA playoffs.

MILES

Season record: 4-6

Best win: Trailing by as many as 17 points, Miles rallied to beat Tuskegee 31-27 to win the SIAC Western Division title.

Worst loss: The Golden Bears started the season 0-5 before winning four of its next five games to reach the SIAC Championship Game.

Key players

Linebacker Austin Stephens: The SIAC Defensive Player of the Year posted 117 tackles and 14.5 tackles for loss.

Wide receiver Leonard Tyree: The First Team All-SIAC member led Miles with 33 receptions, 606 yards, and nine touchdowns.

Stat to note: Miles is 0-2 against Albany State with Gabe Giadina as head coach.

The Pick:

Albany State 24, Miles 14

About The Author

Kendrick Marshall

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

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