There are some high-stakes games on the horizon in the final full weekend of the HBCU football regular season at the FCS level.
The Big South and the SWAC West division titles are on the line, as well as a potential FCS playoff berth.
There is also a team that has a chance to accomplish something for the first time since the early 1990s.
Here are four games to watch in Week 12.
North Carolina A&T vs. Gardner-Webb (ESPN+)
In a game to decide who claims the Big South championship, North Carolina A&T goes on the road to face Gardner-Webb.
Not only is the conference championship on the line, but a spot in the FCS playoffs is also up for grabs for the winner of this matchup. The Aggies enter this game riding a seven-game win streak, while Gardner-Webb has won each of its last three — all-conference wins — heading to the season finale.
Jackson State vs. Alcorn State (ESPN+)
Alcorn State looks to stay alive in the race for the SWAC West title when the Braves face SWAC East champion Jackson State.
Although it may be a long shot, the Braves still have a chance to win their division. That begins with a win over its longtime rival.
Jackson State, on the other hand, is looking to finish off what would be the school’s first-ever undefeated regular season with a win. This will be the first time these two teams have faced off in Lorman since 2018, when the Braves secured a decisive 24-3 win.
Howard vs. Morgan State (ESPN 3)
Although the Bison no longer qualify for the Celebration Bowl, they do have a chance to gain a share of the MEAC title — something they have not done since 1993.
Howard, along with Morgan State, is looking to head into the offseason with momentum as they prepare to build off improved regular season performances.
Florida A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman (ESPN+)
One of the most heated rivalries in HBCU football will be renewed when Florida A&M faces Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Classic.
Florida A&M can possibly position itself for an at-large FCS playoff berth with a win.
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