- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Alcorn State (9-3) vs. North Carolina A&T; (9-2), Dec. 19, noon

LOCATION: Georgia Dome, Atlanta

TOP PLAYERS

Alcorn State: RB Darryan Ragsdale. He went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season by rushing for 191 yards Saturday as Alcorn State beat Grambling State 49-21 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.

North Carolina A&T;: RB Tarik Cohen. He has rushed for 1,248 yards this season and has a school-record 3,735 yards rushing in his career. He’s been named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference offensive player of the year two straight seasons.

NOTABLE

Alcorn State: The Braves are the first team since 2002 to repeat as SWAC champions.

North Carolina A&T;: The Aggies tied Bethune-Cookman and North Carolina Central for the MEAC title but earned the Celebration Bowl invitation because it had the highest Sagarin rating of the three teams.

LAST MEETING

Alcorn State 16, North Carolina A&T; 13 (Sept. 11, 2004).

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