Alcorn State Braves (7-5)


FCS players seek to turn heads at Tropical Bowl

(STATS) - FCS-level players are among those participating in the Tropical Bowl on Sunday in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The third annual college all-star game will be played at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. Since 2016, over 110 participants have gone on to pro teams.

FCS players named to the American Team, coached by Todd Littlejohn, are running back Eugene Bethea (Southeastern Louisiana), wide receiver Thomas Lucas (Duquesne), offensive linemen Joseph Kuperman (Cal Poly) and Austin Olsen (Southern Illinois), defensive ends Davond Dade (Portland State) and Richard Johnson (Howard), linebacker Deion Pierre (Samford) and safety Christopher Cooper (Stony Brook).

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Footman1863
Passing TDs: L. Footman10
Rushing Yards: D. Turner1357
Rushing TDs: D. Turner10
Receiving Yards: N. Veals901
Receiving TDs: N. Veals7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Miles W 50 - 21
9/8 at FIU L 10 - 17
9/16 vs. McNeese L 27 - 34
9/23 vs. Southern University W 48 - 31
9/29 at Texas Southern W 24 - 17
10/5 at Alabama State W 24 - 10
10/14 vs. Prairie View A&M W 34 - 21
10/21 at Grambling State L 14 - 41
11/4 vs. Alabama A&M W 47 - 22
11/11 vs. Mississippi Valley State W 59 - 0
11/18 at Jackson State L 3 - 7
12/2 at Grambling State L 32 - 40
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
Alcorn State 5-2 7-5
Alabama State 4-3 5-6
Jackson State 3-4 3-8
Alabama A&M 3-4 4-7
Mississippi Valley State 1-6 2-9
West
  Conference Overall
16 Grambling State 7-0 11-2
Southern 5-2 7-4
Prairie View A&M 4-3 6-5
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1-5 2-9
Texas Southern 1-5 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5536 (10)
Passing Yards: 2687 (35)
Rushing Yards: 2849 (10)
Points per game: 31.0 (27)
Yards per game: 461.3 (8)
Touchdowns: 45 (25)
Field Goals: 17 (7)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4283 (68)
Passing Yards: 2708 (89)
Rushing Yards: 1575 (41)
Points per game: 21.8 (32)
Yards per game: 356.9 (56)
Touchdowns: 28 (29)
Field Goals: 9 (49)
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