Thursday, October 20, 2016

N.C. A&T game at Howard matches MEAC's top two running backs

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — At its core, this matchup is simple strength vs. strength.
Howard’s offense runs the football. N.C. A&T’s defense stops the run.

The Aggies (3-0 MEAC, 5-1) face the Bison (1-3, 1-6) in Howard’s homecoming game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greene Stadium in Washington.

“The last time we went up and played Howard on their homecoming, we got beat,” A&T coach Rod Broadway said. “… It’s a challenge going up there with all the distractions going on this weekend, but hopefully we’ll play like we’re capable of playing.”

A&T is plenty capable. The Aggies are ranked No. 14 in both FCS national polls. They rank No. 1 in the MEAC and No. 3 in the nation in rushing defense, giving up just 68.8 yards per game.

They allowed 8 rushing yards in last week’s 52-35 victory at Bethune-Cookman.


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