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Sheridan Names TSU Black College Football Champs

Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 12/12/2013
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Nashville, Tenn. –The latest Sheridan Poll had the Tennessee State football team in the top spot, deeming the squad the 2013 Black College Football Champions.

TSU edged out Bethune-Cookman, who fell in the opening round of the Division-I football playoffs, and two-time defending champion Winston-Salem State for the honor.

The Tigers are 7-1 in their last eight meetings against other HBCU’s and held a 3-1 mark this season. After falling to Bethune-Cookman, 12-9, Big Blue beat Florida A&M, Jackson State and Central State by a combined 126-29.

With its, 31-0, victory over Butler on Nov. 30, the Tennessee State football team became the first HBCU to win a playoff game since 1999.

The Black College Football title is the first for the Tigers since 1982, and the 12th all-time, second only to Grambling.

1. Tennessee State Tigers (24) 10-4 267 1
2. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (5) 10-3 224 2
3. Winston-Salem State Rams (1) 10-2 207 3
4. South Carolina State Bulldogs 9-4 172 4
5. Alcorn State Braves 9-3 149 5
6. Southern Jaguars 9-4 134 6
7. Virginia State Trojans 9-1 83 7
8. Jackson State Tigers 8-4 62 8
9. Alabama State Hornets 8-4 58 9
10. Tuskegee Golden Tigers 8-3 35 10

 

Others receiving votes (in order of points): North Carolina A&T 27, Prairie View A&M 24, Albany State 17, Miles College 12, Morgan State 9.

 

--TSUTigers--


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