A&T & Alcorn Celebration Bowl Bound
The stage is set. The lights will soon come on. The camera will roll. And it will be all about action in the ATL, as Celebration Bowl Saturday approaches. The 2018 edition of the Celebration Bowl will feature the MEAC Champion North Carolina A&T Aggies against the SWAC Champion Alcorn Braves. It was not an easy road for either team.
A&T suffered MEAC setbacks to both Morgan State University and Florida A&M. But fortunately for the Aggies, the Morgan State defeat did not count in the standings. So in effect, the loss never happened. And as for that loss to Florida A&M, that was erased by FAMU losses to Howard and Bethune-Cookman down the stretch. A&T was able to steady the ship after their defeats, and thus earned another trip to the HBCU promise land.
Alcorn was rolling in SWAC play before suffering a mid-season overtime loss to the Hornets of Alabama State. However they bounced back big time on the reservation. Alcorn would not lose another SWAC game; including a resounding 37-28 victory over Southern in the SWAC Championship Game.
Thus it’s Alcorn against N.C. A&T for HBCU and Celebration Bowl supremacy in 2018.