Celebration Bowl: N.C A&T vs. Grambling State by the numbers Dec 6, 2017 15:42:44 GMT -5
Post by trues on Dec 6, 2017 15:42:44 GMT -5
Two teams, both on 11-game winning streaks, both champions, will be on a collision course in a stadium that has yet to host a bowl game.
Welcome to the third rendition of the Celebration Bowl, which will pit Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Grambling State and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) winner North Carolina A&T against one another on Dec. 16 at Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Tigers and Aggies, both former winners of the historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCUs) championship game, will christen the venue when their teams and fans congregate Dec. 16.
N.C. A&T was the inaugural winner of the event in 2015, when it defeated Alcorn 41-34, and Grambling took home the trophy last season with a 10-9 victory over North Carolina Central.
We’re going to be discussing more storylines in the days to follow, but first, let’s get into the numbers. Our friends at ESPN Stats & Information pulled together enough data to give fans on both sides plenty to brag about as the two best HBCU football programs get ready to face off. So if you’re looking for some facts to throw at the Aggies or Tigers adversary in your life, we got you.
Celebration Bowl: N.C A&T vs. Grambling State by the numbers