|Alcorn State Braves football|
|Head coach||Fred McNair |
5th season, 36–23 (.610)
|Field surface||Natural grass|
|Conference||Southwestern Athletic Conference|
|All-time record||497–389–38 (.558)|
|Conference titles||13 (SWAC: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1994, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)|
|Division titles||6 (SWAC East: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Colors||Purple and gold|
The Alcorn State Braves are the college football team of Alcorn State University. The Braves play in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision as a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
The Alcorn Braves joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference SWAC in 1962. Since then, ASU has won SWAC championships.
The Braves have appeared in the I-AA/FCS playoffs three times with an overall record of 0–3.
|1984||Quarterfinals||Louisiana Tech||L 21–44|
|1992||First Round||Northeast Louisiana||L 27–78|
|1994||First Round||Youngstown State||L 20–63|
The Braves appeared in the Division II playoffs one time, with an overall record of 0–1.
The Alcorn State Braves take on the Jackson State Tigers in the Soul Bowl. The rivalry was previously named the Capital City Classic, but Alcorn ended the Classic in 2012 so that it could be brought to Lorman.
Over 50 Alcorn State alumni have played in the NFL, including:
Alcorn State has seen 21 head football coaches over its history. The program is currently led by Fred McNair.
|Octavius T. Henderson||1921||4–0||1.000|
|A. A. Abraham||1936, 1938, 1941–1942||14–8–7||0.483|
|L. Harris||1937, 1939–1940||10–10–1||0.476|
|W. Felix "Lerroy" Harris||1947||9–1||0.900|
|E. E. Simmons||1958–1959||3–14||0.176|
|Ernest T. Jones||2008||2–10||0.167|