Alcorn St: Tigers Roar Louder than Braves Cry in the Return of the Soul Bowl
11-17-2012 04:20 PM
ALCORN STATE, MS-- With memories of Henderson Field and Hand him the Heisman resonating on the hearts and minds of Alcornites young and old, the Return of the Soul Bowl was more than a football game between arch rivals; it was an opportunity to pay homage to the legends of 'ole that are synonymous with making this rivalry…..tradition. The last time Alcorn State played Jackson State “on the yard” was November 21, 1992, being led by the late great Steve “Air II” McNair; who is the only quarterback in school history to go undefeated in the match-up against Jackson State. In his last game sporting the purple and gold with the nine on his chest Steve (in honor of older brother Fred “Air” McNair) delivered a tearful unexpected heartfelt team speech in the locker room, compelling his teammates to trust him as he led them to the “promise land”.