North Carolina A&T defeats Alcorn State 24-22 to win Celebration Bowl

From meacsports.com: BOX SCORE ATLANTA, Ga. –  North Carolina A&T State quarterback Lamar Raynard passed for 292 yards and two scores to lift the Aggies to a 24-22 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl win over Alcorn State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Saturday before a crowd of 31,672 at Mercedes Benz Stadium and a national ABC television audience.  The Aggie win gave the MEAC a 3-1 advantage in the bowl season-opener which annually pits the MEAC champion against the winner of the SWAC. The victory also gave NC A&T back-to-back wins in the event and its third triumph in three appearances in the…

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Alcorn State defeats Southern 37-28 to claim SWAC crown

From swac.org: LORMAN, MS. – In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Alcorn State rallied late and controlled the fourth quarter to outlast Southern 37-28 to claim their third SWAC Football Championship in the past five seasons and 16th conference title overall on Saturday at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium. The Braves (9-3) advance to the Celebration Bowl as Alcorn State will represent the SWAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl against MEAC representative North Carolina A&T, who also won their conference.  The historic match up will take place on Saturday, Dec.…

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November 3 SWAC Football Recap

Around the SWAC Grambling State 24, Mississippi Valley State 19 Alabama A&M 45, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14 Alabama State 30, Texas Southern 21 New Mexico State 52, Alcorn State 42 Featured Game of the Day Jackson State 34, Prairie View A&M 28 JACKSON, MS – In what was essentially an elimination game to be included in the SWAC Football Championship Game picture, the host Tigers built a 24-7 halftime lead and then needed to stave off a late charge by the Panthers. Prairie View A&M (3-6, 2-3 SWAC) outscored Jackson State…

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October 27 SWAC Football Recap

From swac.org: Around the SWAC Texas Southern 42, Mississippi Valley State 14 Grambling State 45, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 38 (OT) Alabama A&M 27, Alabama State 10 Southern 41, Jackson State 7 Featured Game of the Day Alcorn State 27, Prairie View A&M 13 PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – For the third time this year, the Alcorn State University football program went on the road for Homecoming and walked away with a victory as the Braves ousted Prairie View A&M 27-13 Saturday at Panther Stadium. The Braves (7-2, 5-1 SWAC) defense did not…

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