Tigers Prepare For Alcorn State Saturday Afternoon



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• Texas Southern returns to action after a bye weekend with another road match-up at Alcorn State on Saturday at 2 p.m.

• Texas Southern has become very familiar with the word Homecoming as the Tigers will or has participated in three straight homecomings this month. They were guests at UAPB’s homecoming and will travel to Alcorn State’s and ultimately, their own on Oct. 29.

• Saturday’s contest will feature live audio on KTSU 90.9 FM and will be shown live on ESPN+.

• TSU will face Alcorn State for the second 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 will face TSU on a yearly basis.

• Alcorn State is coming off a loss at Southern last weekend in Baton Rouge, La. The loss has created a logjam in the SWAC West standings with three teams with one league loss. Jarveon Howard is ASU’s top offensive player and the SWAC’s leading rusher with 120.8 yards per game and 725 yards total. Quarterback Aaron Allen is the fifth-leading passer in the SWAC with 162.2 yards per game and five touchdowns while Terreance Ellis is the top tackler with 36 stops.

• Prior to the spring 2021 season forfeit, ASU had a seven-game winning streak over TSU from 2012-18. TSU’s last on-field win against ASU was in 2011. TSU has yet to defeat current ASU head coach Fred McNair. • TSU’s has not won more than two true road contests inside an opposing SWAC stadium in a single season since 2017.

• The Tigers feature fourth-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.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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