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Aggie State Of Mind: A&T knocks off ECU (126 hits)

NCAT heads home with a big check and a big statement win for its red-hot program.

by Steven J. Gaither

North Carolina A&T’s football program sent a big message across the nation and especially in its home state. The HBCU from Greensboro is the best football program in North Carolina right now.

A&T pulled off a 28-23 upset of East Carolina on Sunday, knocking off an FBS opponent for the third year in a row.

A&T used big plays from both quarterbacks Lamar Raynard and Kylil Carter along with clutch touchdown catches by Elijah Bell and Zach Leslie to pull it off.

The Aggies showed they would not be intimidated by the Pirates from the start. HBCU Gameday All-American Mac McCain took an interception 109 yards to give A&T an early 7-3 lead. ECU would respond but A&T stayed aggressive from start to finish.

Mac McCain with a 109 yard Pick Six to give NC A&T a 7-3 lead over ECU 🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒@NCATAGGIES pic.twitter.com/ISS3t0PgHG

— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) September 2, 2018

Carter, Raynard’s backup, was cool, calm and collected in the clutch for A&T. He threw two scoring passes in the fourth quarter, one for five yards to Leslie and the game-winner, a 17-yard strike to Bell.

The Aggies intercepted an East Carolina hail mary in the end zone on the final play of the game to seal the win.

The win was the 14th in a row for the program, including two over FBS schools. The Aggies opened the season last weekend with a big road win over FCS powerhouse Jacksonville State.

Posted By: Elynor Moss
Sunday, September 2nd 2018 at 8:08PM
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