Southern presents the biggest challenge to the JSU Tigers’ undefeated season. How to watch SWAC/MEAC
Updated: Oct 31, 2022
Saturday, October 29 Southern at Jackson State– 1:00 pm (ESPN3)
The Southern Jaguars are the biggest threat to end Jackson State's undefeated season. The Jaguars are currently ranked first in the SWAC West and are riding a four game winning streak. Last week the Jaguars beat Virginia Lynchburg 51-7 while missing 10 players due to suspension. Over the course of their last four game the Jaguars have scored a combined 176 points, averaging 44 points per game. Southern ranks first in rushing with 1599 yards on the season The Jaguars also boast three special players on defense Tahj Brown, Jordan Lewis, and Corinne Harris. Brown and Lewis rank first and fourth respectively in the SWAC in sacks (solo), while Corione ranks second in interceptions on the season with three. On offense Rice transfer August Pitre has been a standout at times this season, winning SWAC offensive player of the week just a few weeks ago. Pitre will have his hands full this week, potentially drawing Jackson States best cornerback in Travis Hunter. Coach Sanders said, "When you talk about a guy like Travis he places fear in people's heart on the offense or defensive side of the ball...He's just a solid player." Hunter's return significantly improves the number one defense in the SWAC. Hunter had a chance to be involved on offense this week catching 4 passes on 5 targets. While Hunter hasn't made a significant contribution on offense, Tigers lead the SWAC in passing. Shedurr Sander has been sensational this season, leading the SWAC with 2231 passing yards and 23 passing touchdowns. The Tigers have beaten their opponents by a combine point total of 286 to 84. Coach Sanders said this off-season they wanted be dominant and they have been dominant this season. The number 1 teams in the SWAC are destined to put on a show, even before the bands hit the field. The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 1 pm CST.
Here is how to watch the remainder of the SWAC schedule games this week:
Bethune-Cookman at Prairie View A&M- 2:00 pm (PVAMU Sports Network)
Alcorn State at Grambling State- 2:00 pm (ESPN+)
Lincoln at Texas Southern- 2:00 pm (AT&T SportsNet)
Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M- 2:30 pm (ESPN+)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Florida A&M- 3:00 pm (HBCU GO)
South Carolina State vs. Morgan State headline this week's games in the MEAC.
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 26, 2022 - South Carolina State is looking to continue the defense of its 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title this Saturday, when the Bulldogs head to Baltimore, Md., to take on Morgan State. North Carolina Central will also be on the road again, heading north to face Delaware State for the Hornets’ Homecoming.
Here’s a look at this week’s games.
South Carolina State Bulldogs (3-4, 1-0 MEAC) vs. Morgan State Bears (2-5, 0-2 MEAC)
Saturday, Oct. 29 ● Hughes Memorial Stadium ● Baltimore, Md. ● 12 p.m.
TV: MEAC Digital Network / ESPN+ ● Live Stats
South Carolina State holds the top spot in the MEAC after a nail-biting 26-24 victory over North Carolina Central this past Saturday. Wide receiver Shaquan Davis accumulated six receptions for 116 yards (his most extended play was for 35 yards) and two touchdowns, helping the Bulldogs end the day with 386 yards of total offense. However, Morgan State is on the hunt for its first conference victory and looking for its first win over the Bulldogs since 2009. South Carolina State leads the all-time series 34-6-1, having won 13 of the last 14 meetings between the two teams. Morgan State’s last win over the Bulldogs came in 2014, 24-21, in a season where five MEAC programs shared the conference title.
North Carolina Central Eagles (5-2, 1-1 MEAC) vs. Delaware State Hornets (4-3, 1-1 MEAC)
Saturday, Oct. 29 ● Alumni Stadium ● Dover, Del. ● 2 p.m.
TV: MEAC Digital Network / ESPN+
North Carolina Central will be playing its third conference game of the 2022 season at Alumni Stadium this weekend against Delaware State. Both teams are looking to bounce back after losses last week; the Eagles fell short to South Carolina State in a 24-26 loss, while the Hornets also moved down the ranks after a 35-17 loss to Howard. The Hornets will be looking to turn things around in their first conference home game of the 2022 season as they celebrate Homecoming. Last year, the Eagles pulled out a late victory in overtime, defeating the Hornets 34-28. North Carolina Central leads the series 20-7 (3-2 in Alumni Stadium).
Howard Bison (2-5, 1-0 MEAC) vs. Norfolk State Spartans (1-6, 1-1 MEAC)
Saturday, Oct. 29 ● William “Dick” Price Stadium ● Norfolk, Va. ● 2 p.m.
TV: MEAC Digital Network / ESPN+ ● Live Stats
Howard is looking to continue climbing the MEAC standings this weekend at William “Dick” Price Stadium against a Norfolk State team coming off a bye week. Last weekend, the Bison defeated Delaware State 35-17, moving them up to a tie for first in the MEAC, and head coach Larry Scott’s group plans to use that momentum to end a three-game losing streak against the Spartans. Howard leads the all-time series 18-9, even though the Spartans escaped Washington, D.C., with a 45-31 victory last season. The Bison last defeated the Spartans in 2017 (28-24 in Washington, D.C.).