Tennessee State Tigers (7-4)

Thu. 8/31 Sat. 9/9 Sat. 9/16 Sat. 9/23 Sat. 9/30
@ GaSt
@ JkSt
vs. FlaA&M
@ TN-Mar
vs. EastIl

Strong year for HBCU draft prospects

(STATS) - The Historically Black Colleges and Universities of college football are no longer pipelines for the NFL, but each year dozens of their former players are on rosters.

This year is particularly strong for prospects coming from the HBCU schools of the FCS - both for the NFL Draft next month and those who will sign free agent contracts afterward.

"I feel like (HBCUs) might be a little less talented than the other levels, but I feel like there are still players on that level," said one of the better prospects, North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen. "And it's my job right now to show them it has players on this level."

Passing Yards: R. Butler2132
Passing TDs: R. Butler21
Rushing Yards: E. Evans597
Rushing TDs: R. Butler6
Receiving Yards: P. Smith966
Receiving TDs: P. Smith13
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at Georgia State TBA
9/9 at Jackson State TBA
9/16 vs. Florida A&M TBA
9/23 at UT Martin TBA
9/30 vs. Eastern Illinois TBA
10/7 at Eastern Kentucky TBA
10/14 vs. Austin Peay TBA
10/28 at Tennessee Tech TBA
11/11 vs. Southeast Missouri State TBA
11/18 at Jacksonville State TBA
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
7 Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
Tennessee-Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Murray State 4-4 4-7
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Southeast Missouri State 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4566 (40)
Passing Yards: 2730 (36)
Rushing Yards: 1836 (52)
Points per game: 32.3 (28)
Yards per game: 415.1 (29)
Touchdowns: 42 (35)
Field Goals: 17 (6)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4387 (66)
Passing Yards: 2431 (61)
Rushing Yards: 1956 (75)
Points per game: 30.1 (82)
Yards per game: 398.8 (69)
Touchdowns: 39 (68)
Field Goals: 13 (102)
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