Thursday, November 24, 2016
Cover Two: Beat writers share insights on North Carolina A&T and Richmond
GREENSBORO, North Carolina — N.C. A&T is back in the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2003, playing in the postseason for the second consecutive season.
The Aggies (9-2) are ranked No. 17 in both FCS national polls, and they play at No. 12 Richmond (8-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
It’s the first meeting between the two programs, and a journey into the unknown for both.
John O’Connor, who covers Richmond for the Richmond Times Dispatch, traded questions and answers with us ahead of the playoff game.
Mills: A&T beat Kent State in overtime back in September for its first victory against a higher-division FBS program. It was a milestone win for the Aggies, setting the tone for a fine season.
A week earlier, Richmond dismantled a power five conference team, clobbering the ACC’s Virginia 37-20.