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North Carolina A&T outlasts Jacksonville State in FCS Kickoff

North Carolina A&T shows it can compete with the top of the FCS with a gritty win over Jacksonville State.

North Carolina A&T outlasts Jacksonville State in FCS Kickoff

MONTGOMERY, AL- It wasn’t pretty. At times it was downright ugly. But in the end, North Carolina A&T showed the FCS world it is one of the best teams in the nation.

A&T kept its win streak alive with a 20-17 win over Jacksonville State. The defending MEAC champs sealed the game on a forced fumble with 17 seconds remaining.

Defensive lineman Darryl Johnson sacked JSU quarterback Zerrick Cooper and the Aggies recovered to seal the game.

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Quarterback Lamar Raynard threw two touchdown passes for A&T, one in the first quarter and another in the third, improving his record as a starter to 27-0. He completed just 12 of his 34 pass attempts and was picked off once, but his team picked up yet another victory.

The win was the 13th in a row for A&T who hasn’t lost since the first round of the 2016 FCS playoffs. It starts the season 1-0 and will look to win a game against an FBS opponent for the third consecutive year next year when it takes on East Carolina in Greenville.

HBCU Gameday Founder. Veteran journalist/blogger.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Charles

    August 26, 2018 at 8:45 am

    The next game will be played on Greenville not Greensboro.

  2. Troy Coleman

    August 26, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Jacksonville, not Jackson.

  3. Deborah Battle

    August 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations Aggies!!

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