Prairie View set to take on FAMU in 2023 SWAC Championship

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Courtesy of Prairie View A&M Athletics

The Prairie View A&M football team arrived in Tallahassee on Thursday as they prepare for the 2023 Pepsi Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Football game against Florida A&M.

The game is set to be played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. at 4 p.m. EST live on ESPN2.

The Panthers clinched the Western Division Title after defeating the Alabama State Hornets on Nov. 18 leading them to a spot in the SWAC Championship.  PVAMU finished with an overall record of 6-5 and they were 6-2 in the SWAC.  Florida A&M enters Saturday’s contest atop of the eastern division with a 10-1 overall record and a perfect 8-0 in league play.

Saturday will be the second appearance in three years that the Panthers have played in the SWAC Championship.  Earlier in the season Prairie View A&M fell to the Rattlers in a regular season game.

The Panthers last won a championship title in 2009 when they defeated Alabama A&M, 31-24.  Florida A&M holds a 5-3 all-time record over PV. The first game played between the teams on the gridiron was in 1936.

The winner of the 2023 SWAC Championship Game will receive a bid to the 2023 Cricket Celebration Bowl to face the Howard Bisons, the champions of the MEAC.
2023 SWAC Championship Game 

  • Matchup: Prairie View A&M vs. Florida A&M
  • Location: Bragg Memorial Stadium – Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Crew: Tiffany Greene (play-by-play), Jay Walker (analyst), and Lericia Harris (reporter)

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