The North Carolina A&T football program made history on Saturday afternoon with a 21-14 win over Grambling State in the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The win secured North Carolina A&T’s second HBCU national championship in three years.
Along with the national championship, the Aggies set a historic mark by becoming the first-ever MEAC program to complete a perfect season (12-0).
North Carolina A&T needed some trickery along the way, however.
With a minute remaining in the game, Aggies quarterback Lamar Raynard pulled off a fake spike for a 15-yard game to Elijah Bell. The play went to the Tigers’ three-yard line which eventually set up Raynard for the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds left in the game.
Check out the sequence below:
— Celebration Bowl (@CelebrationBowl) December 16, 2017
North Carolina A&T scored late to beat Grambling in the Celebration Bowl and finish 12-0, the first MEAC team to ever have a perfect season. pic.twitter.com/ZeiikrJwHe
— ESPN (@espn) December 16, 2017
The Aggies were happy to lift the Celebration Bowl trophy:
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) December 16, 2017
North Carolina A&T had energy from the beginning of the game and never looked back. After all, look at how hyped the team was before opening kickoff.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Aggies program and all of their fans for the historic day.
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