Saturday, September 3, 2016

Expectations high as N.C. A&T approaches season opener

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- For the second straight year, N.C. A&T starts the football season picked to finish first in the MEAC.

The Aggies, who have shared the league title the last two years, know expectations are high.
And that’s OK.

“When I first got here (in 2011), we were picked last,” A&T head coach Rod Broadway said. “This is a helluva lot better feeling than that. We’re braced for it.”

A&T opens the season at 6 p.m. Saturday, playing host to Division II St. Augustine’s at Aggie Stadium.
It’s a mismatch. The Aggies were 10-2 (7-1 MEAC) last year and return most of the players who won the inaugural Celebration Bowl and an HBCU national championship. The Falcons have won four games in the last two seasons combined.

“It’s hard to get a lot of information on Saint Aug,” Broadway said. “They’ve got a number of transfers coming in. But football is football. We should be better than them, but that’s why you play the game.


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