Primetime Games in HBCU Football
Thank you for joining me as a write HBCU Game Time, powered by BOX TO ROW for JET! As host of the national sports talk radio show “From the Press Box to Press Row,” I cover all sports, with an emphasis on our Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
There is only one undefeated HBCU football team.
As mentioned last week, the Blue Bear program had fallen on some hard times since winning back-to-back CIAA championships in 1997 and 1998. There have been no winning seasons and three winless seasons during that stretch.
Junior quarterback Drew Powell has been one of the best quarterbacks in the CIAA the last three years and has been sensational for the Blue Bears. He leads the CIAA in passing (242 yards per game), touchdowns thrown (14), rushing touchdowns (4), total offense (314 yards per game) and is fourth in the CIAA in rushing (72 yards per game). His favorite target his Jalen Hendricks leads the conference in receptions (32), receiving yards (548) and receiving touchdowns (8).
For the first time ever, the Blue Bears snuck into the BOXTOROW Media poll at No. 9.