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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

December 17th – The first bowl game of the 2016-17 season is here! That moment when you realize you have like 40+ playoff worthy games in less than a month.  It truly is one of the best feelings ever.  The first bowl game is the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia and you can watch it on ABC.  This is a Noon game on a Saturday and indoors so weather will not be a factor.  It pits the MEAC (North Carolina Central) and SWAC (Grambling State) champions against each other.

Key Players: Malcolm Bell for N.C. Central has 16 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.  Devante Kincade has 29 touchdowns passing while still rushing for 6.  This looks to be a great game between two stars.

Key Wins: Grambling State has two real key wins in beating Southern 52-30 and Alcorn State 27-20 in the SWAC Championship.  North Carolina Central is coming off the biggest win of their season in beating North Carolina A&T for the MEAC Championship.

Team Grambling State North Carolina Central
Points Per Game 41.45 30.73
Passing Yards 3233 2434
Rushing Yards 2272 1879
Passing TD’s 31 18
Rushing TD’s 26 23
Turnovers 19 24
Total Yards 5505 4313
Yards Per Game 500.5 392.1
Yards Per Play 7 6.2

Who – North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Grambling State Tigers

What – Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

When – December 17th, Noon ET

Where – Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia

Why – North Carolina Central won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Grambling State won the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

My Pick: Grambling State 42-24

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