Football To Host Alcorn State In Sunday Showdown


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• Texas returns home for its final two contests of the season as they'll host Alcorn State on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. inside Shell Energy Stadium.

• Sunday's contest will feature live audio on KTSU 90.9 FM (WEB ONLY) and will be shown live on +.

• The contest was moved to Sunday due the Houston Dynamo's MLS Playoff contest inside Shell Energy Stadium on the original scheduled date of Nov. 11.

• TSU is coming off another tough outing as they dropped a 21-19 contest at .

• TSU will face Alcorn State for the third time since 2018 as the SWAC rotation moved ASU off TSU's schedule in 2019. Formerly of the SWAC East, ASU is now in the SWAC West as of 2021 and faces TSU on a yearly basis.

• Picked second in the SWAC West, Alcorn State is in the drivers seat for a SWAC West as a win clinches a share of the divisional title. Eighth-year head coach Fred McNair features the SWAC's third-ranked defense (311.6) as they also rank third with 25 sacks. Running back Jarveon Howard leads the way with 73.1 yards per game while quarterback Aaron Allen has passed for 1,802 yards and 12 touchdowns. Malachi Bailey leads the team and is tied for the SWAC lead with eight sacks.

• TSU has played a pair of quarterbacks this season in Andrew Body and Jace Wilson. Wilson has taken over the top spot due to an injury to Body.

• Running back LaDarius Owens has surpassed the career 2,000-yard rushing mark with 2,759 yards. He needs 176 more yards to become TSU's all-time rushing leader which is currently held by Thomas Sieh with 2,934 yards. He's currently fifth all-time with 18 rushing touchdowns. Owens, who ranks first in the SWAC and sixth nationally, has become TSU's first 1,000-yard single-season rusher since 2005 and needs 190 yards to surpass 1,204 (Sieh – 1998) yards to become the all-time single-season record holder.

• Linebacker Jacob Williams is having a career season with 7.5 sacks and 89 tackles. He's tied for 15th in FCS in sacks and tied for 16th in tackles. TSU has not had a 100-plus single season tackler since 2004.

• The feature fifth-year head coach Clarence McKinney. A Houston native, McKinney attended high school across the street at Jack Yates High School and played collegiately at Montana State and the University of Mary. He also served as head coach at Yates before joining the staffs at Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona.

Clarence McKinney is the 17th head coach in the history of Texas Southern Football. McKinney has a task ahead as the program has only had 28 winning seasons in 76 years of existence and hasn't recorded a winning season since 2000.

• McKinney won as a student at Yates High School and helped the University of Mary post three winning seasons as a student-athlete in college which made school history. As head coach at Yates, McKinney posted a mark of 30-8 over three years before moving on to the collegiate ranks as an assistant. As an assistant at Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona, McKinney has only experienced three losing seasons in his 11 years of collegiate coaching.



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