Few phrases are as debated in the HBCU football landscape as the term “money games.”
Guaranteed games against FBS opponents are common among most FCS schools, including HBCUs. The MEAC and SWAC are often considered the posterchildren for why these games should be eliminated.
However, a comparison to other FCS conferences show that the two HBCU conferences aren’t even in the top three. A total of four conferences will play more games against FBS competition for the 2019 season.
The Big Sky leads the way with a whopping 19 games against FBS opponents. Next up is the Southland Conference with 15, followed by the Colonial Athletic Association with 14 and the Southern Conference with 14.
The SWAC comes in fifth with 10 while the MEAC has nine, tied for sixth with the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mississippi Valley Conference.
Below is a list of SWAC Money Games for 2019:
8/29 Alabama State at UAB
8/31 Alcorn State at Southern Miss
8/31 Grambling at University of Louisiana-Monroe
8/31 UAPB at TCU
9/07 Jackson State at South Alabama
9/07 Grambling at Louisiana Tech
9/07 Prairie View at Houston
9/07 Southern at Memphis
9/14 Texas Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette
11/16 Alabama State at Florida State
And here’s the MEAC list:
8/29 Morgan State at Bowling Green
8/31 Howard at Maryland
8/31 Bethune-Cookman at Miami
8/31 FAMU at UCF
8/31 Norfolk State at Old Dominion
9/07 North Carolina A&T at Duke
9/14 SC State at USF
9/14 Norfolk State at Coastal Carolina
9/21 Morgan State at Army
It should be noted that the MEAC has won at least one FBS game in each of the last three seasons, three by North Carolina A&T and one by Howard.