SWACLogo• To close out the 2013 season, the final three SWAC games will be televised on national television. Alabama State will host Stillman for the Turkey Day Classic on ESPNU. Grambling State and Southern will match-up for the 40th Bayou Classic live on NBC. To close the television schedule, Jackson State and Southern will face-off on ESPNU in the 2013 Toyota SWAC Football Championship on Dec. 7

• For the season, Johnta’ Hebert (Prairie View A&M – 250) became the fourth running back in the league to rush for 200 or more yards on the year. He joins Malcolm Cyrus (Alabama State – 246), Courtney Brown (Prairie View A&M – 224) and Tommy Gooden (Jackson State – 214) recording the leagues’ top rushing performances on the season
• Jackson State and Southern will meet for the second time in the SWAC Football Championship game on Dec. 7 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Both teams played in the first ever SWAC Football Championship game on Dec. 11, 1999. SU defeated JSU 31-30 in Birmingham, Ala. at Legion Field. To date, it has drawn the largest crowd with 47, 621 attending
• The Sports Network announced on Nov. 19 its finalists for the coveted Eddie Robinson Award with Alcorn State head coach Jay Hopson making the list of 21 coaches of all 13 FCS conferences. In his second season, he led a five-win improvement from 2012 giving ALC its first winning season since 2006 and nine-win campaign since 1984. The Braves handed Jackson State its only conference loss and also defeated Southern on the road
• The Sports Network will announce the winners of the Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Buck Buchannan, and Eddie Robinson FCS Awards on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia, Pa. To date the following SWAC players and Coach are among the finalists for their respective awards:
• Arnold Walker (ALCN), Isaiah Crowell (ALST), Barrington Scott (AAMU) and Courtney Brown (PVAM) have rushed for more than 1,000 yards on the season. Walker currently leads the conference with 1,191 yards (99.2 avg) and Crowell has 1,089 (99.0 avg) with one game remaining. Scott posts 1,058 and Courtney Brown cracked the mark in the final game to hold 1,039. This is the first time since 2011, the league had more than one back finish with 1,000 yards. The last time two running backs finished the SWAC season with more than 1, 000 yards rushing was in 2011. Dawrence Roberts (GRAM – 1,102) and Kaderius Lacey (AAMU – 1,143) led the conference
Courtesy: SWAC.org

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