Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M - Game Notes 10/29 - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M - Game Notes 10/29

Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M

THE GAME: It's the 70th State Farm Magic City Classic, presented by Coca-Cola as the Hornets and Alabama A&M Bulldogs battle for first place in the SWAC's Eastern Division.

THE SERIES: This is the 75th meeting between the rivals, the 70th in the Magic City Classic. AAMU leads the overall series 36-35-3. The Bulldogs lead the series in the Magic City Classic, 35-31-3. Last season, the Hornets ended a five-game losing streak to Alabama A&M with a 31-10 victory.

LAST TIME OUT: Both teams extended their winning streaks to five games, defeating their SWAC Texas foes. Alabama State won its ninth consecutive SWAC game by defeating Prairie View A&M 20-7 on Oct. 15. Alabama A&M downed Texas Southern 24-21 on Oct. 13.

HORNETS CAN CLINCH SWAC BERTH WITH WIN: Anytime the Hornets and Bulldogs get together, regardless of sport, it's a big deal. The ante is raised and heighten this Saturday. A win by Alabama State against its arch rivals clinches the Eastern Division title for a second straight season and a berth in the SWAC Championship Game on Dec. 10.

FAST START Getting out the gates quickly has been a staple of Reggie Barlow's ASU teams, as three times in five years the Hornets have started 3-1. However, for the first time since 2005, ASU is not only 6-1 overall, but also 6-0 in SWAC play.

HORNETS TOP-RANKED, CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Since October 3, Alabama State has been the top-ranked team in Black College Football by several polls. The Sheridan Broadcasting Network (SBN) media poll, Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) media poll, both the Boxtorow. com media and coaches polls, and Urban Sports News all have the Hornets number one. Alabama State moved into the FCS Sports Network/ Fathead.com Top 25 on Oct. 10, coming in at No. 24. The Hornets were ranked No. 19 on Oct. 17, and are currently ranked 16th this week.

CLICK HERE to read more from ASU's game notes

  • SPORTSSPORTSMore>>

  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:30:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:54:27 GMT
    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>
  • Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:20:17 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:11:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
  • Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit brings largest turnout to date

    Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit brings largest turnout to date

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:15:41 GMT
    The 21st annual Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit at Capitol Hill in Prattville saw the biggest turnout to date. (Source: WSFA 12 News)The 21st annual Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit at Capitol Hill in Prattville saw the biggest turnout to date. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The 21st annual Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit at Capitol Hill in Prattville saw the biggest turnout to date. (Source: WSFA 12 News)The 21st annual Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit at Capitol Hill in Prattville saw the biggest turnout to date. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The 21st annual Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit at Capitol Hill in Prattville saw the biggest turnout to date. 

    More >>

    The 21st annual Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Benefit at Capitol Hill in Prattville saw the biggest turnout to date. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly