Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ASU's Jenkins calls Classic ‘opportunity to create memories’

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- It’s time to talk the Magic City Classic.

Alabama State (2-5, 2-4 SWAC) is coming off a bye week after a 56-24 win over Mississippi Valley State on Oct. 15.

Hornets coach Brian Jenkins said the bye week came at a great time for his team.

“It was much needed,” Jenkins said. “The bye week gave us time to take a step back and fine-tune some things. The players got a chance to be with their families and get caught up on academics. We can always use a break, especially during a time like this.”

The Hornets will wind up at Birmingham’s Legion Field where they will take on rival Alabama A&M in the 75th edition of the Magic City Classic at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Bulldogs (2-5, 2-4) are also coming off a bye week, following a 40-7 win at Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Oct. 15.

Alabama State earned a 35-20 victory last year’s Magic City Classic, which was its third win in the last four meetings. A&M leads the all-time series 39-37-3.


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