Alcorn State (9-3) vs. North Carolina A&T (9-2), Dec. 19, noon
LOCATION: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
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.
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.
Alcorn State 16, North Carolina A&T 13 (Sept. 11, 2004).