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.


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