North Carolina A&T/Celebration Bowl

Over the last half-decade, North Carolina A&T has been the standard by which all Black college football programs are to be judged thanks to four Black College National Championships since 2015.

With the spring season set to start in February for most FCS schools, it’s never a bad time to project which teams have a legitimate shot to win a championship.

North Carolina A&T, according to HERO Sports’ Top 10 Way-Too-Early Favorites to win the 2021 Spring FCS National Title list, is one of them.

Here is what Sam Herder wrote about the Aggies’ chances:

10. North Carolina A&T
The MEAC champion, who usually plays in the Celebration Bowl, gets an auto-bid into the spring playoff bracket. NC A&T has won four of the five Celebration Bowls and the last three. With Florida A&M (who has beaten NC A&T the last two seasons) and Bethune-Cookman opting out of the spring season, the Aggies are the clear favorites in the MEAC.

This program is legit and can prove it on a national level before joining the Big South in 2021, where it’ll routinely compete for a playoff spot. The Aggies have one of the best running backs in the FCS in Jah-Maine Martin. And they always have a tough defense and return their top players on that side of the ball, like Jermaine McDaniel, Jacob Roberts, Kyin Howard and Mac McCain III.

Could another piece of hardware — this time a much more historic one — be primed for residency in North Carolina A&T’s trophy case?

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