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PITTMAN’S POCKET: Breaking Down the HBCU Football Week 4 matchups

FAMU Xavier Smith is continuing to make is claim to NFL teams. In 3 games he already has 22 receptions.

We’re still in the beginning of the season, in the SWAC and MEAC, but there are some great HBCU football matchups this weekend. You have Grambling State heading down to Daytona, Florida to play Bethune Cookman.

In Tallahassee, you have a good matchup with FAMU playing against winless Alabama A&M. Which should be an interesting game with FAMU 1-2 & AAMU 0-3. Can the Bulldogs finally find their permanent play caller at Quarterback and can FAMU continue to turn things around with their highly talented offense. Who will make the turn in the right direction or who will tread backwards.

The battle of Mississippi is at JSU this weekend, where Jackson State has their eyes on Mississippi Valley State and Coach Dancy. Jackson State previously learned last year to not take MVSU lightly. This year the Tigers have been dominating their opponents, in the past two games scoring over 55 points.

Players to watch out for during these SWAC and MEAC games.

  • Jacoby Rankin MSVU wideout #4
  • Ronnie Thomas DL #50 14 solo tackles, 8.5 TFL
  • Abdural Lee #5 CB will have his hands full with all the talent JSU got at Wideout.
  • Shedeur Sanders #2 QB is looking like and Heisman candidate with multiple 300 yardsūüŹą
  • Kevric Wiggins #6 CB shall be a force this week.
  • Dallas Danielss #4 WR is trying to become JSU premiere #1 wide receiver.
  • Matthew Lewis #57 for Grambling is really good. 26 solo tackles in 3 games.
  • Kevin Thomas #35 freshman DB has 10 solo tackles and 1 interception.
  • If you do not know about Maurice Washington by now the Grambling State running back, you will find out against Bethune. #28
  • Jalon Jones #4 QB at Bethune
  • Kemari Averett #1 Tight end is really trying to make plays for Bethune Struggling offense. Kid has too much talent.
  • FAMU Xavier Smith is continuing to make is claim to NFL teams. In 3 games he already has 22 receptions.
  • Isaiah Major #0 Linebacker has 10 solo tackles, and a sack in 3 games.
  • Timothy Williams #6 at DB for FAMU already has 11 solo tackles in 3 games.
  • AAMU Thomas Douglas #43 has 5 solo tackles and 2 sacks in 3 games.
  • Abdul Ibrahim #85 for AAMU is trying to open up the Bulldog’s offense, if they can get him the ūüŹą more.

Two other matchups to keep an eye on:

  1. Alcorn State vs Arkansas Pine Bluff
  2. Texas Southern vs UTSA

Brian Pittman

Worked as a Scout and volunteer for the East n West Shriners game in 2016-2017. Also attended the Hula bowl and Tropical Bowl games. 2022 Also was a independent Agent and Scout at the CGS bowl game in 2021. Worked All star games like the EPS All-Americans game in 2017.

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