Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NC A&T begins quest for MEAC 3-peat

Hampton (1-2, 1-0 MEAC) at No. 22/23 North Carolina A&T (2-1, 0-0 MEAC)
Date: Sept. 29, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m., EST
A&T Game Notes
Facility: Aggie Stadium (21,500)
Series: Hampton leads, 26-17-2
Radio: 1320 AM/93.7 FM WCOG; Play-by-play – Donal Ware, Analysts – Al Swann & Billy Covington
Television: ESPNU; Play-by-play – Eric Clemons; Analysts – Jay Walker

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- After suffering a blowout road loss to an FBS opponent nearly two weeks ago, North Carolina A&T has switched its focus to winning three straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles for the first time.

That quest begins Thursday night when the 22nd-ranked Aggies host a Hampton team that opened its conference slate with a big victory over one of its rivals.

North Carolina A&T (2-1) earned a share of the MEAC championship in 2014 for the school's first title in 11 years, and the Aggies again won the MEAC last season to give them back-to-back conference championships for the first time since 1991 and '92.

They finished the 2015 season with a 41-34 victory over Alcorn State in the inaugural Celebration Bowl and opened this year by rolling to a 62-0 win over Division II program St. Augustine's on Sept. 3. Next up for the Aggies was a visit to Kent State on Sept. 10, and they pulled out a wild 39-36 upset in four overtimes to record the program's first-ever win over an FBS team.


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