In the Urban Media Today Top Ten action the Grambling State Tigers improved to 3 and 1 on the year with a 32 point win over conference opponent Mississippi Valley State 38-6. The Tiger defense came up big in the victory as De’Aumante Johnson pulled down three interceptions in the first half, returning his first interception for a touchdown.
Second-Ranked North Carolina Central picked up a win earlier in the week against South Carolina State and third-ranked North Carolina A&T State University kept rolling along with their undefeated season beating up on the Bears of Morgan State 49-17. Speaking of undefeated seasons the Bulldogs of Bowie State have now won all four of their games, the latest a 76-7 thrashing of Shaw. QB Amir “Showtime” Hall fresh off an 8 touchdown performance a week ago, added 6 more passing touchdowns. Hall passed for 420 yards as he connected on 22 of 33 passing attempts without an interception.
In other top ten actions, the Trojans of Virginia State make their first appearance in this seasons top five, after picking up their third win in a row beating Winston-Salem State 33-27. Tennessee State suffered their first loss 31-16 at the hands of UT-Martin. The Tigers loss dropped them to sixth in the UMT-Sports Poll.
Albany State also fell in the poll, thanks to a 48-16 loss to West Georgia. This was the second time in two weeks the Golden Rams suffered defeat and now they find themselves in the tenth spot in the poll. ASU made way for the Bison of Howard who picked up their second win of the season defeating then ninth-ranked Bethune-Cookman in a thriller 26-24. Howard is now ranked seventh and the Wildcats fall out of the top ten after losing their third game of the season.
The Clark-Atlanta Panthers picked up their third win against one loss this season with a 31-7 win over the Lane Dragons. Panthers quarterback Johnathon McCrary passed for 183 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way. Senior Tight End Rodney Morris caught both of the Td passes as he finished with three receptions for 115 yards. The win propelled CAU to the eighth position on the UMT Top Ten poll. Another school making their debut is the ninth-ranked Braves of Alcorn State who were victorious over then tenth ranked Southern University 48-3.
Shepard 56 West Virginia State 41
Bloomsburg 48 Cheyney 19
Truman St 41 Lincoln (Mo) 14
Wayland Baptist. 24 Texas College 23
Cumberlands 51 Edward Waters 7
CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association):
Virginia Union 47 Fayetteville State 40
St. Augustine’s 81 Lincoln (PA) 9
Chowan 25 Livingstone 12
SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference):
Findlay 61 Tuskegee 0
Fort Valley State. 31 Benedict 21
Kentucky State 34 Central St 22
Miles 27 Morehouse 24
MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference):
Norfolk State 17 Delaware St 7
North Carolina Central 33 S.C. State 28 ( Played Thursday)
SWAC (Southern Western Athletic Conference):
Alabama A&M 30 Texas Southern 13
Prairie View A&M 34 Alabama State 0
UMT Black College Football Poll 09/24/17 (Week 4):
1 Grambling St. 3-1 (Beat Mississippi Valley St 38-6)
2 N. Carolina Central 2-1 (Beat South Carolina St. 33-28 )
3 North Carolina A&T 4-0 (Beat Morgan St 49-17)
4 Bowie State 4-0 (Beat Shaw 76-7 )
5 Virginia State 3-0 (Beat Winston-Salem 33-27)
6 Tennessee State 3-1 (Lost to UT-Martin 31-16)
7 Howard 2-2 (Beat Bethune-Cookman 26-24)
8 Clark -Atlanta 3-1 (Beat Lane 31-7 )
9 Alcorn State 2-2 (Beat Southern 48-31)
10 Albany State 2-2 (Lost to West Georgia 48-16)
Honorable Mention :
Langston 3-0 (Beat Bacone 36-6 )
Elizabeth City State 3-1 (Beat J.C. Smith 20-17)
Arkansas Pine-Bluff 2-2 (Beat Jackson State 34-27)
Hampton 2-2 (Lost to Monmouth 30-23)
Florida A&M 2-2 ( Beat Savannah St 20-14)
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