Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ed Hardin: Ill wind blows away NCA&T Aggies dream season

DURHAM, North Carolina — In the end, as a harsh wind blew N.C. A&T’s season away, the players looked into the skies and saw swirling trash.

A season was all but over, and no one could make any sense of it.

N.C. Central laid waste to A&T’s best-made plans, drilling a wounded football team 42-21 in the final game of the regular season to win the MEAC championship and leave the Aggies to wait another day to see if they’ll play another game.

It was a game that made no sense at all to Tarik Cohen and the Aggies. Rod Broadway slumped into a chair after it ended. The sixth-year A&T coach tried to be philosophical.

“That’s football,” Broadway said. “Sometimes you lose.”

“I don’t know,” said Cohen, his voice trailing off.

Broadway had built his team for days like this.


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