HOUSTON, Texas - Dray Joseph connected with Lee Doss for a 16-yard touchdown pass to hand Southern University a 34-27 double overtime victory over Jackson State on Saturday in the 2013 Toyota SWAC Football Championship inside Reliant Stadium.
SU (9-4) wins its third Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game in school history.
After SU scored, during the ensuing drive, Tommy Gooden stepped out of bounds to negate what would have been a five-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Moore to help JSU (7-4) even the game.
Both teams failed to score in the first overtime.
SWAC Championship Defensive MVP, Anthony Balancier, intercepted Moore to end JSU's first attempt in overtime. He led SU's defense with 11 tackles with a forced fumble and two break ups.
Gregory Pittman's 37-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Conard Brown, keeping the Tigers' hopes alive.
Joseph, offensive MVP, finished 27-of-46 for 337 yards passing with three touchdowns, including a pair to Willie Quinn, to power the Jaguars.
Joseph hit Quinn for a 34-yard touchdown to give Southern a 10-0 lead. After the teams traded field goals, Moore went 5-for-5 leading the Tigers 73 yards in just 54 seconds. He then followed with a 25-yard touchdwon pass to Zachary Pendleton to trim the lead 13-10 at halftime.
Moore completed 21-of-42 with two interceptions and a paor of touchdowns. Pendleton hauled in six cathces for 97 yards.
Joseph and Quinn connected to give Southern a 20-10 lead with 4:59 left in the third quarter.
Doss and Quinn combined for 267 yards receiving. Doss collected 10 receptions and Quinn gathered seven.
JSU retaliated with with 14 points when Moore hit Pendleton again for a 28-yard strike before Antonio Sutton collected an 11-yard fumble recovery to take the lead, 24-27.
The Jaguars responded when Darrius Coleman capped a 13-play drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give SU a 27-24 lead with 4:47 remaining.
Ryan Deising hit a 37-yard field goal for the Tigers as time expired to send the game into overtime.
For SU, Lenard Tillery collected a game high 118 rushing yards on 16 carries with a 7.4 average.
Ryan Griffin spotlighted JSU's defense with a game high 15 tackles including eight solo and two for a loss.
SU finished with 512 total offensive yards and JSU closed out the game with 381.
• Southern wins its third championship game title
• The game marked the first double-overtime contest in the championship
• The West Division now holds a 12-3 mark over the East Division in the championship
• Southern wins its third championship game title
• Dray Joseph's 46 attempts now rank third all-time in the championship game
• Jackson State becomes the first team to drop back-to-back championship games
• The contest marked the first championship game played in Houston, Texas
• Southern breaks the all-time series tie with Jackson State and now holds the series at 30-29
• The 34-27 combined score - 71 is the third largest of all-time
CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Tennessee State football team’s season came to a close on Saturday with a 51-10 loss at Eastern Illinois in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Playoffs.
The Tigers could not overcome a 37-point halftime deficit and surrendered 553 yards, 313 of which came on the ground.
Eastern Illinois’s 51 points were the most by a TSU opponent since Murray State scored the same total on Nov. 9, 2002.
The Tigers mustered 287 yards of total offense and redshirt junior quarterback Mike German finished 25-of-38 for 242 yards with zero scores and zero interceptions.
EIU was led by senior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who completed 17-of-26 passes for 240 yards, three touchdowns and one pick. Running back Shepard Little led the Panther rushing attack with 12 carries for 184 yards and two scores.
The Panthers received the ball to start the game and marched 81 yards down the field in 10 plays for a touchdown. Garoppolo was 5-of-5 for 68 yards, but it was running back Taylor Duncan who made into the end zone from three-yards out.
TSU was driving on its first possession, but German fumbled a snap at the EIU 44-yard line and the Panthers recovered. Eastern Illinois immediately went deep on the next play and Erik Lora caught a 49-yard pass. Four plays later, EIU kicked a 25-yard field goal and led, 10-0, with eight minutes left in the first period.
The Tennessee State offense sputtered on its next series, but EIU’s did not. Garoppolo found Lora on a crossing pattern and Lora did the rest for a 20-yard touchdown. The extra point attempt hit the upright, but EIU still led, 16-0, at the 4:41 mark in opening stanza.
EIU added a touchdown with 10 minutes to go before halftime, returned a blocked punt for another score with two minutes to play and ended the half with a 4-yard passing touchdown, making the score 37-0 at halftime.
TSU was outgained, 340 yards to 90 during the first 30 minutes and only averaged 1.1 yards per rush.
The Tigers fumbled four times in the first half, losing two, missed a field goal and had a punt blocked for the first time all season.
The Panthers scored a quick touchdown to start the third quarter before TSU finally got on the scoreboard with a seven-yard rushing touchdown by Tim Broughton on its second possession of the half.
Broughton’s run capped an 11-play, 63-yard drive in which German was 5-of-5 for 57 yards. The Big Blue touchdown made the score 44-7 with 7:28 to go in the third stanza.
Eastern Illinois was about to score another touchdown right before the end of the quarter, but the Tennessee State defense stopped the Panthers twice at the one-yard line to force a turnover on downs.
The stop proved to benefit the TSU offense, as German engineered a 74-yard drive that culminated in a 42-yard field goal by Jamin Godfrey. Ryan Mitchell had two 20-yard receptions to key the scoring series.
Mitchell finished the day with six grabs for 76 yards.
The Panthers struck right back with an 80-yard touchdown run by Little on their very next play to make the score, 51-10, with 9:46 to play.
Little’s touchdown proved to be the final points of the game, and Tennessee State fell to 10-4 on the season.
Andrew Taylor led the TSU defense with a career-high 11 tackles and recorded the team’s only sack of the game. De’Ante Saunders also had an interception in the second quarter, but TSU gave the ball back via a fumble two plays later.
Eastern Illinois will travel to Towson for an Elite Eight contest on Dec. 14 while TSU will resume team activities this spring]]>
The Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported that Virginia Union University has fired Michael Bailey, who functioned as both athletics director and head football coach.
The school didn’t issue a formal announcement, but Bailey confirmed his departure in a brief afternoon conversation with the Times-Dispatch.
He had been at VUU since 1995 when he joined the football coaching staff under then-head coach Willard Bailey. He was appointed athletics director in 2001 and took over as head footall coach in 2009 following the departure of Greg Richardson. During his five years as head coach, Bailey had a career record of 22-28.
'This year’s team began the season with a four-game losing streak and ended it with a three-game skid. Included was a 46-3 loss to local and CIAA rival Virginia State."]]>
Alvin Wyatt, Sr., will be named Edward Waters College, Head Football Coach in a press conference on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Noon in the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports & Music Complex. This will make Wyatt the fourth Head Coach of the EWC Football team since football was reinstated at EWC in 2001
Wyatt has served EWC as defensive coordinator and was named as interim head coach replacing Brad Bernard. Wyatt was the all time winningest coach at Bethune Cookman University, compiling a record of 90-54-0.]]>
Footballscoop.com has reported that E.J. Junior has been fired as head football coach at Central State University. Assistant head coach / defensive coordinator Darrell Suber has been named the interim head coach.]]>
GRAMBLING, La. —Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue and Athletic Director Aaron James announce the selection of Gramblinite legacy Broderick Lee Fobbs as the next head coach of the university football team.
A second-generation graduate of Grambling State, Fobbs was chosen from a pool of more than 100 candidates. His appointment, effective Monday (Dec. 9), is pending University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approval. A news conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Doris Robinson Room of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the campus.
"I'm elated for the opportunity. Grambling State University is a prestigious institution. It's an opportunity I've always dreamed of at a place where I've always dreamed of being," said Fobbs. "I stand on the shoulders of a number of great men, and many of them coached and mentored me. They instilled in me the importance of GSU's expectations, history and legacy and we're going to do just what they expect and deserve."
Fobbs, the tight ends coach at McNeese State University, was an honors student while playing GSU football in the late 1990s under legendary head football coach Eddie G. Robinson Sr., the NCAA's winningest coach in Division I. He has experience recruiting across Louisiana both at McNeese (FCS school) and the University of Southern Mississippi (SBS school).
"I couldn't be happier that Broderick has agreed to return home and lead our football program back to greatness," said Pogue. "It's obvious that we've had a couple of truly difficult seasons, and that's not something that Grambling State alums and supporters are used to – and we're about to change that with Fobbs."
"We believe Fobbs is the right person to breathe new life into our football program, a Gramblinite who is professional, respectful, a listener, a doer and a strong administrator who understands the multiple roles of a good football coach in athletics and the university as a whole," add Pogue. "This is a guy who knows and understands Grambling State and all of its deep, rich history and the tradition of winning on the field and off the field."
"I've known Fobbs for a number of years," added James, "and I am confident that he is the man for the job. It's a big job with a lot of challenges and a lot of opportunities, but the guy came in with a heck of a plan and a presentation that wowed us."
Since graduating from GSU in 1997 as the son of two Gramblinites, Fobbs coached high school football while in Waco, Texas; worked as a graduate assistant with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette football program and spent five seasons, 2002 to 2007, with Northwestern State University in a variety of coaching positions, including tight ends, receivers and running backs coach. The latter part of Fobbs career has been at McNeese State with the exception of a 2012 season stint at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Fobbs was a part of multiple championship football teams, including McNeese State's 2009-2010 and 2007-2008 when each team made it to the FCS playoffs and Northwestern State University's conference championship team in 2004-2005. He has a reputation as a strong motivator and leader, coaching a number of successful football players, including Darius Carey, a McNeese State All-American punt returner; Quinten Lawrence, a sixth-round draft pick with the Kansas City Chiefs from McNeese; Steven Whitehead, an All American who played/plays with the New Orleans Saints and Northwestern State's David Pittman, a kickoff return specialist drafted in the third round by the Baltimore Ravens. While coaching at Northwestern State, he recruited and coached Derrick Doyle and Toby Zeigler, two of the most productive receivers in NSU history who rank No. 1 and No. 2 at the school in receptions, respectively.
Fobbs, a native of Monroe, La., will coach with McNeese State as they face the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in an NCAA Division I FCS football championship game at Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, La., on Saturday at 6 p.m.]]>
By Hal Lamar
Photos by Patsy Collier-Lamar
NEW ORLEANS, La- 14,000-plus flocked to the 90th Turkey Day classic in Montgomery, Alabama and introduced a new team to the annual football “do.” Those who travelled across state from Tuscaloosa, the hard-core Hornets who would show up regardless the opponent and the curious who wanted to get a peak at the elevens and the new state-of-the-art ASU stadium saw a pretty good game . Alabama State prevailed 41-28 to start a new chapter in the history of this game. Will it last the 89 years of the Tuskegee-Hornet contest? Will Stillman eventually decide to bow out to qualify for NCAA playoff action? Only time will tell that……..
SIAC SUPERLATIVES FOR 2013- The SIAC’s all conference team has been unwrapped for 2013 and the selections didn’t come as much of a surprise.Three of the conference’s 11 football playing teams had three players selected to the first team. Probably for the first time in memory, Lane College joined the list of multi-superlatives which also included the player of the year, Chris Rini. I do take issue with the selection committee’s failure to name Lane’s Derrick Burroughs as coach of the year and this is with all due respect to selectee Reggie "Ruff” Ruffin, who is a brilliant coach. But Burroughs, an one time assistant under former Stillman coach Greg Thompson, took over a team that was once everybody’s preferred homecoming opponent and lifted them to their first winning season (6-4) since 2007 . The also finished third in the SIAC’s tough western division. One decision the committee made that was a damn good one was naming CAU freshman Montavious Taylor the freshman player of the year. The native Atlantan was second in conference rushing with 671 yards, averaging 75 yards per game. Check out the rest of the best at www.thesiac.com......
BAYOU AT 40- ‘Ole Southern University captured their second consecutive Bayou Classic football victory 40-17 over poor Grambling who mercifully ended their 1-11 season which aside last year’s equally abysmal 1-10, were the two worst one win seasons ever since 1945. Despite the loss, Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams accounted well for himself, throwing for 120 yards and tossing two touchdowns. Williams started in the last two Grambling games, replacing DJ Williams who played the last few minutes of the fourth period. “ I was glad for the opportunity and got in there to win.” , he told INSIDE HOTLANTA. Although the Tigers played a poor first half, they improved some in the second, scoring twice, once in the third period and again at the beginning of the fourth period. Williams was his own worst critic. “ I didn’t play well,” said the QB of few words. “ I played a bad game.” Southern’sDray Joseph, meanwhile, was grinning like a cheshire cat following the win. He should have been. Joseph, playing in his final regular season game, threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Like Williams, he too was his harshest critic. “I give my performance (in Bayou 40) between a B plus and B minus, “ he told INSIDE, “ I threw a few bad passes, some too short, others too long. I know I am going to have to play much, much better against Jackson State (December 7, Houston Texas).” Joseph has survived three coaches at Southern and some lean years but he says “it’s a process.” “Coach (Dawson) Odums took over for coach (Stump) Mitchell and he came in emphasizing discipline and accountability. It worked.”
Meanwhile, there is no word as of the posting of this column about the future fate of Grambling interim coach Dirk Winston, who took over after former head coach Doug Williams and interim George Ragsdale were fired.
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME: Paine College head coach Greg Ruffin’s Lion elevens showed themselves well as a club football team this season. They wound up beating three of their four opponents. They will play a full SIAC schedule in 2014 and any conference or other team who schedules them as possibly an easy homecoming opponent better think again.
XTRA POINTS: The 47,000 –plus at this year’s 40th Bayou Classic was surprising to some, considering many Jaguar hard-cores I talked to said they expected the bulk of their fans to sit it out and save their green for Houston this weekend at the SWAC championship game against Jackson State. Actually, considering Grambling’s dismal 2013 record and its twin from 2012, I really expected to see only a smattering of Tiger fans at the game. I was pleased to see quite a few sporting their Grambling garb……….The Jackson State-Southern match for the SWAC title will feature two coaches who formally piloted teams in the SIAC. Rick Comegy was head coach at Tuskegee for many years and Dawson Odums piloted Clark-Atlanta University in the part of this century….My wife’s hometown of Hammond Louisiana is dying for a good soul food restaurant. Any enterprising soul might look into it. You’d die a millionaire !!!!!..DID YOU KNOW that former Norfolk State President Harrison Wilson ( 1976-1997) is the grandfather of poker-hot Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson. No wonder the brother is so bad……
Got an item? Contact Hal -> hallamar at comcast.net]]>
1. TENNESSEE STATE (10-3) - Shutout Butler 31-0 in first round FCS playoff game. NEXT: At FCS No. 2 Eastern Illinois in second round FCS playoff game.
2. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (10-2) - Fell in second round NCAA Div. II playoff game, 7-0 to Shepherd.NEXT: Season over.
3. JACKSON STATE (8-3) - Idle. NEXT: In SWAC Championship game vs. Southern on Dec. 7.
4. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (10-3) - Lost first round FCS playoff game to Coastal Carolina, 48-20. NEXT: Season over.
5. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (9-4) - Lost at home to Furman in FCS first round, 30-20. NEXT: Season over.
6. VIRGINIA STATE (9-1) - Season over.
7. ALCORN STATE (8-3) - Season over.
8. SOUTHERN (7-4) - Defeated Grambling 40-17 in Bayou Classic. NEXT: SWAC Championship Game vs. Jackson State in Houston.
9. ALABAMA STATE (6-4) - Defeated Stillman 41-28 on Thanksgiving Day. NEXT: Season over.
10. TUSKEGEE (8-3) - Season over.
Black College Football Poll
|SCHOOL||MASCOTS||POINTS||(#1 VOTES)||2013 RECORD|
|4.||South Carolina State||Bulldogs||172||9-4|
*2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Other Teams Receiving Votes:
|North Carolina A&T||Aggies||27|
|Prairie View A&M||Panthers||24|
|Albany State||Golden Rams||17|
|Miles College||Golden Bears||12|
Executive Editor: Dr. J. Kenyatta Cavil
Columnist: Demetrius Gatewood
HOUSTON, TX – The Wildcats and the Bulldogs lost in the First Round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The MEAC has not won a playoff game since 1999. The last victory was by the Florida A&M Rattlers over Troy State, 17-0, in the quarterfinals. The MEAC has lost 18 straight games and has a 6-29 record in the NCAA FCS playoffs. On the other hand, the Tennessee State Tigers won and will move and in the process, earn the No. 1 ranking.
--Week 14 Playoffs, SWAC Championship Game! HBCU Football Major Division, 2013 Season--
The Tennessee State Tigers (10-3, 6-2) First Round FCS playoff victory over the Butler Bulldogs (9-4, 7-1) has pushed the Tigers to the No. 1 spot in the poll rankings. The Tigers went on the road and defeated the Bulldogs, 31-0, last Saturday. The Tigers have earned a trip to face the Eastern Illinois Panthers (11-1, 8-0) this Saturday. This game is a rematch from a conference game played earlier this year. The Panthers defeated the Tigers in that game, 34-16. The No. 2 Tennessee State Tigers received seven first-place votes and 105 points this week.
Although the Alcorn State Braves (9-3, 7-2) did not play this week as their season is complete. The No. 2 Braves earned three first-place votes and 97 points in the poll rankings. The Braves moved up in this week’s HBCU Major Division poll rankings to No. 2 after a disappointing First Round FCS playoff outing by the previous No. 1 ranked Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (10-3, 7-1) dropped to No. 3 in the poll rankings after a crushing defeat in the First Round of the playoffs. The Wildcats were drubbed, 48-24, by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (11-2, 4-1) this past Saturday. The Wildcats earned two first-place votes and 89 points.
The fourth ranked Jackson State Tigers (8-3, 8-1) did not play this week. The Tigers took the week off to prepare for the 2013 Toyota SWAC Championship Game this Saturday. The No. 4 Tigers will face the No. 5 Jaguars in the SCG in Houston, TX at 1pm CT. The Southern Jaguars (8-4, 8-2) pounded, 40-17, the Grambling State Tigers (1-11, 1-8) in the 40th Bayou Classic. The SWAC Championship Game will feature a matchup between two teams, Jackson State Tigers and Southern Jaguars, ranked in the top five of Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Poll Rankings.
The No. 6 Alabama State Hornets (8-4, 7-2) end their season with a come from behind win, defeating, 41-28, the Division II HBCU Mid-Major program, the Stillman Tigers (6-5, 3-3) of the SIAC in the 90th annual Turkey Day Classic. The sixth ranked Hornets were losing 28-21 in the third quarter before running of 20 unanswered points to complete the comeback win.
The South Carolina State Bulldogs (9-4, 7-1) slid to No. 7 after a home loss to the Furman Paladins (8-5, 6-2) of the Southern Conference in the First Round of the NCAA FCS playoffs. The Bulldogs lost to the Paladins, 30-20 dropping them from fifth in the poll last week to seventh in week 14.
The eighth, ninth, and tenth rank teams all did not play this week as their respective seasons have all come to an end after last Saturday. They are as follows: No. 8 North Carolina A&T Aggies (7-4, 4-4), the No. 9 Prairie View A&M Panthers (6-6, 5-4), and the No. 10 Howard Bison (6-6, 4-4).
There were no teams falling out of the top 10 poll rankings this week. There were not any teams outside of Dr. Cavil’s Top 10 poll rankings receiving points in week 14.
|Name||Record-1PV||Points||PWR||Last Game-Next Game-(12/02/13-12/08/13)|
|1. #-Tennessee State Tigers||(10-3)-(7)||105||2||(Defeats Butler Bulldogs,(31-0), in DI FCS Playoffs, )|
|2. Alcorn State Braves||(9-2)--(3)||97||3||(Season Complete)|
|3. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats||(10-3)-(2)||89||1||(Lost to Coastal Carolina Chanticleers,(48-24), in DI FCS Playoffs, Season Complete)|
|4. Jackson State Tigers||(8-3)||76||4||(Did Not Play, vs-Southern Jaguars in SWAC Championship Game)|
|5. Southern Jaguars||(8-4)||70||6||(Defeats Grambling State Tigers,(40-17) vs-Jackson State Tigers in SWAC Championship Game)|
|6. Alabama State Hornets||(8-4)||49||7||(Defeats Stillman Tigers/DII,(41-28), Season Complete)|
|7. S. C. State Bulldogs||(9-4)||46||5||(Lost to Furman Paladins,(30-20), in DI FCS Playoffs, Season Complete)|
|8. N. C. A&T Aggies||(7-4)||36||8||(Season Complete)|
|9. Prairie View A & M Panthers||(6-6)||26||9||(Season Complete)|
|10. Howard Bison||(6-6)||24||10||(Season Complete)|
PWR = Previous Week Ranking, 1PV = 1st Place Votes,
LG = Last Game
# = Dr. Cavil's 2012 HBCU Football Major Division National Champion
Major Division = Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) / (Formerly NCAA Division I-AA)
HOUSTON, TX – The Winston-Salem State Rams remains the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Football Poll Rankings despite a Second Round DII Playoff lost to the Shepherd Rams, 7-0. The Rams season comes to an end with a 10-2 record. The Stillman Tigers close out the season with a loss to the Major Division No. 6 ranked Alabama State Hornets, 41-28, in the 90th annual Turkey Day Classic.
--Week 14 Mid-Major Teams End Season! HBCU Football Mid-Major Division, 2013--
The Winston-Salem Rams (10-2, 7-0) lose on the road to the Shepherd Rams (11-0, 9-0) of the Mountain East Conference in the Second Round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Shepherd Rams had a bye in the First Round of the playoffs as they prepared for the Winston-Salem State Rams. The Rams remained the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in the poll rankings. The Rams received 11 first-place votes and 111 points in the poll to close out their season campaign.
The next five positions in the poll rankings remain the same with the No. 2 Virginia State Trojans (9-1, 7-0), the No. 3 Tuskegee Golden Tigers (8-3, 5-1), the No. 4 Albany State Golden Rams (6-4, 4-2), the No. 5 Miles Golden Bears (6-4, 6-0), and the No. 6 Lane Dragons (6-4, 4-2) all having completed their season.
The No. 7 Fayetteville State Broncos (6-4, 5-2) and the No. 8 Shaw Bears (6-4, 4-3) each move up one ranking from last week despite not playing in a football contests. The loss by the ninth ranked Stillman Tigers (6-5, 3-3) to the HBCU Major Division No. 6 Alabama State Hornets (8-4, 7-2) of the SWAC in the 90th annual Turkey Day Classic caused the Tigers to drop two spots in this week’s poll rankings. The Langston Lions (4-4, 4-0) remain in the tenth spot in week 14.
There were no teams dropping outside of the Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division poll rankings. The teams sitting outside of the top 10 poll rankings are the same as last week’s rankings. The Kentucky State Thorobreds (5-5, 2-4), the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (5-5, 2-5), and the Bowie State Bulldogs (5-5, 3-4) sit just outside of the HBCU Mid-Major Division Top 10 poll rankings. The Kentucky State Thorobreds, the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, and the Bowie State Bulldogs all continue to receive one point in the week 14 poll rankings.
|Name||Record-1PV||Points||PWR||Last Season Record-Next Game-(12/02/13-12/08/13)|
|1. #-Winston-Salem State Rams||(10-2)-(11)||111||1||(Lost to Shepherd Rams,(7-0), in DII Playoffs, Season Complete)|
|2. Virginia State Trojans||(9-1)||99||2||(Season Complete)|
|3. Tuskegee Golden Tigers||(8-2)||83||3||(Season Complete)|
|4. Albany State Golden Rams||(6-4)||80||4||(Season Complete)|
|5. Miles Golden Bears||(6-4)||67||5||(Season Complete)|
|6. Lane Dragons||(6-4)||44||6||(Season Complete)|
|7. Fayetteville State Broncos||(6-4)||36||8||(Season Complete)|
|8. Shaw Bears||(6-4)||23||9||(Season Complete)|
|9. Stillman Tigers||(6-5)||20||7||(Lost to Alabama State Hornets/DI FCS,(41-28), Season Complete)|
|Receiving Votes:||Kentucky State Thorobreds-(5-5)-1, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls-(5-5)-1, Bowie State Bulldogs-(5-5)-1|
PWR = Previous Week Ranking, 1PV = 1st Place Votes, LG = Last Game # = Dr' Cavil's 2012 HBCU Mid-Major Division Football National Champion Mid-Major Division = NCAA Division II, NAIA Division I, & Unaffiliated]]>