North Carolina A and T University Aggies defeated the Grambling State University Tigers 21-14 in the Celebration Bowl. This was the first bowl game played for the 2017 college football year. With this win North Carolina A&T University finished their season a perfect 12-0.
Grambling State University fell to 11-2. North Carolina A&T University and Grambling State University are both Football Championship Subdivision teams, formerly known as Divsion 1-AA. The Southwest Athletic Conference and Mid Eastern Athletic Conference best teams play each other for what is known as the black college football national championship.
This Celebration Bowl was played at Bercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta Georgia. Neither team could score in the first quarter. Both these teams scored a touchdown in the second quarter making it tied 7-7 at halftime.
North Carolina A and T University out scored Grambling State University 14-7 in the second half. Turnovers played a part in this Celebration Bowl. North Carolina A and T University threw two interceptions. Meanwhile Grambling State University committed one fumble and threw one interception.
North Carolina A and T University outgained Grambling State University 397 yards to 336 yards. This game was tied at 14 points a piece, until less than one minute remaining in this game. North Carolina A and T University scored their final touchdown with about forty seconds remaining to seal their victory.
I was not able to watch this game, as a computer repair technician. I try to write sports recaps after watching an athletic event. However, I plan on writing a sports recap pertaining to each and every bowl game, played in 2017.
Grambling State University ran out of time, pun intended, in this game and in their 2017 college football season. A last minute drive ended on North Carolina A and T University 45 yard line. I am glad this game was competitive until the end.
These two college football teams had won eleven straight games this season, heading into this 2017 Celebration Bowl.
Aaron B. is the creator of Sports Recaps, host of the Sports Recaps podcast, and blogger at SportsRecaps.com. He grew up a huge sports fan in the Denver, Colorado area. Now he blogs about sporting events and creates recaps for you.